Our New York City Accident Attorneys Explain Some Important Things About Trip and Fall Accidents, Slip and Fall Accidents and Other Property Related Accidents
Whether the accident happened in a Bronx apartment building on the Grand Concourse, a sidewalk on Fordham Road, or an office building on East 149th Street, the basic rule is the same: property owners must keep their premises reasonably safe. If you were injured because a property owner failed in this basic obligation, let our experienced Bronx premises liability lawyers explain what you need to do.
How Do You Prove a New York City Premises Liability Case?
Premises liability cases are varied and come in many forms. They can be as simple as a trip and fall on a broken sidewalk, to defects in the complicated engineering of a modern elevator. These types of accidents can result in injuries to the knees, shoulders as well as serious fractures that require surgery. Regardless of the type of case, our NYC accident attorneys have the experience and knowledge to help you win your case.
Under New York State law, owners are required to keep their property reasonably safe. This means that staircases, walkways, and other features of the property must be free from defects or conditions that can be potentially dangerous. As a result, if a dangerous situation exists on the property and the owner knows about it, but does not correct it, the owner can be held responsible if an injury results. Our experienced New York City premises liability lawyers have successfully handled countless premises liability cases over the years, including cases involving:
- Trip and Fall Accidents;
- Slip and Fall Accidents on Snow and Ice;
- Slip and Fall Accidents on Slippery Conditions;
- Apartment and Building Fires and Smoke Conditions;
- Dog Bite Claims;
- Negligent Security Claims;
- Elevator Accidents;
- Escalator Accidents;
- Moving Walkway Accidents;
- as well as other premises liability claims.
It does not matter whether you were injured at a private business, residence, government entity, or a workplace, the obligation to keep property reasonably safe applies to all. There are, however, certain special filing requirements for claims against municipal defendants. For example, if your claim is against the New York City Housing Authority, or some other municipal entity, you are required to file a Notice of Claim within 90 days of the incident. There is also a much shorter statute of limitations, within which to file a lawsuit against a municipal defendant as compared to private defendants.
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If you have any questions about NYC premises liability, email our experienced premises liability accident attorneys for more information, or call (800) 762-9300. You can also get started by simply filling out one of our premise liability case intake forms, and we will have one of our attorneys get right back to you.