State and local laws were set in place to protect us when the negligence of a property owner leads to injury. If you are able to prove that your injuries were a proximate cause of a property owner’s negligence, you could receive damages for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Contact the Law Offices of George Poulos today to discuss your potential premises liability claim. We can provide you with quality legal support from experienced New York personal injury lawyers. Contact us today for a consultation.
What is premises liability in New York?
All property owners have a duty to ensure that their property is safe for those who enter it. If there is a hazard or dangerous condition on a property owner’s grounds that were known of or should have been known of, and someone was injured as a result, the property owner may be held responsible. Some typical premises liability hazards in New York include the following:
- Slippery substances
- Code violations
- Weather conditions
- Dangerous animals
- Noxious substances
- Inadequate security
- Inadequate lighting
These hazards can lead to various property accidents. If you were seriously injured as a result of another’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.
What should I do after I have been injured on another’s property?
If you believe you may have a premises liability claim, it is important to collect evidence after your injury if you are able. Be sure to follow these steps to ensure that you have obtained as much evidence as possible:
- Call 911 – The police will file a police report and dispatch an ambulance.
- Take photos and videos of the scene of the accident, including the hazardous conditions that lead to your injuries, as well as your injuries.
- Obtain contact information from any witnesses to the accident. This may be useful later on when you are forming your claim with your attorney.
- Seek medical attention immediately to ensure your injuries are properly treated. Ask your doctor for documentation of your injuries, including the origin and severity.
- Retain an experienced New York personal injury lawyer. Oftentimes, personal injury lawyers can obtain additional evidence to support your claim. For example, they can ask for security camera footage.
- File your claim as soon as possible. New York’s statute of limitations for personal injury claims is three years from the date of your accident. If you fail to file your premises liability claim within that time, you may risk the chance of never being able to file that claim.
It is important to obtain as much evidence as possible at the time of the accident, because a property owner may be able to quickly fix the hazard, erasing evidence. If you were injured as a result of another’s negligence, contact our knowledgable personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of George Poulos. We have over 25 years of experience in premises liability claims, and we are ready to help you with yours.
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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.