Property owners owe a duty of care toward a person injured on their property if they are an invitee or a licensee. An invitee is a person who was invited onto the property for business or commercial reasons. A licensee is a person who was on the property for non-business or non-commercial reasons, such as social gatherings. It is important to note that a property owner may even owe a duty of care to a person trespassing. The property owner must warn a trespasser of any hazardous conditions on the grounds if they were aware of their presence. If an invitee, licensee, or even trespasser, is injured on the property, the property owner may be held responsible. Read on to learn more about premises liability in New York.
Common Premises Liability Accidents
There are several ways someone could become hurt as a result of a property owner’s negligence. There are certain situations in New York State that are considered under premises liability law. This may include:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Dangerous conditions
- Defective security
- Inadequate maintenance
- School negligence
How Long do I Have to File a Claim?
If you were injured on the property of an individual or establishment, you may be entitled to recover compensation. But, in order to recover the compensation you deserve, you will have to take action as soon as possible. This is because of a deadline, known as a statute of limitations. In New York, the statute of limitations for a personal injury claim is generally three years from the date of the accident. Failing to file within three years will most likely mean losing your opportunity to recover compensation because you will be barred from suing. To ensure that this does not happen, contact an experienced personal injury attorney today.
If you or a loved one has been injured due to another party’s negligence, there is a good chance that you will be entitled to recover compensation. An injury can take a major toll physically, mentally, and financially. For example, you may struggle with medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Our firm will fight to recover the compensation you need to ease the burdens you face as a result of your injury. Contact us today to speak with a skilled and dedicated attorney.
Contact our Firm
The Law Offices of George Poulos is an experienced Workers’ Compensation, personal injury, and Social Security Disability law firm with offices in Queens and the Bronx. We understand the implications of a serious accident, which is why we take pride in tenaciously representing our clients. If you require strong legal representation, contact our firm today to schedule a free consultation.