Our NYC premises liability lawyers represent accident victims and their families. Experiencing a trip, fall or other incident on another person’s property can result in serious injury or death. Property owners have a non-delegable duty to maintain their premises in a reasonably safe condition so that people coming onto their property should not suffer harm from a dangerous hazard. Premises liability laws apply to private property, state property and government property. The failure to adhere to these laws can result in a premises liability death.
If the death of your loved one occurred due to another’s negligence, you may file a claim to secure compensation for lost wages, pain and suffering and medical expenses. The premises liability lawyers at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool And The Law Office Of William A. Gallina, LLP will stand behind you, provide legal guidance and fight for the compensation you deserve.
What Are Some Causes Of Premises Liability Accidents?
Property owners are required to inform you of dangerous conditions on their premises. Additionally, property owners must adhere to safety standards at all times. If a property owner fails to maintain his or her property in a reasonably safe condition, he or she may be liable for any damages that ensue. Typical dangers include but are not limited to:
- Defective Conditions
- Faulty Stairwells
- Elevator Or Escalator Defects
- Exposed Wires
- Wet Floors
- Broken Or Raised Sidewalks
- Incorrect Or Inaccurate Signage
- Lead Paint
- Toxic Tort
- Inadequate Lighting
You may be eligible for compensation if the death of a loved one is a result of a property owner’s negligence. Our NYC premises liability lawyers will provide legal advice and guidance to help you receive fair compensation.
What Are Some Examples Of Premises Liability Claims?
There are a variety of personal injury claims that occur on another person’s property. Some of the most common claims include:
- Slip And Fall Claims
- Sidewalk Accident Claims
- Staircase Accident Claims
- Restaurant And Store Accident Claims
- Electrocution Accident Claims
- Negligent Security Claims
- Lead And Mold Poisoning Claims
- Toxic Tort Claims
Who Can File A Premises Liability Claim?
The duty to maintain one’s property in a reasonably safe condition is owed to any visitor who enters the property, whether invited or not, so long as the visitor’s presence on the property was reasonably foreseeable to the property owner. If your loved one’s presence on the owner’s property was reasonably foreseeable, and your loved one was killed due to a defective or hazardous condition on the property, you have the right to bring a premises liability claim for compensation.
Do I Have Grounds For A Successful Premises Liability Lawsuit?
Due to the large burden of proof placed on victims, premises liability cases can be complex to try. In order to hold a property owner liable for a wrongful death, the claimant must prove that the owner or possessor failed to maintain the property in a reasonably safe condition. Securing a successful verdict requires proving that a hazardous area existed and that an establishment's property owners or staff knew of or should have known of its existence. Furthermore, claimants must also be able to prove that the hazardous area was directly responsible for the victim's death.
As a result, having an attorney with experience in premises liability cases is of the utmost importance. A skilled lawyer will handle all aspects of the case, including investigating the scene of the accident, interviewing any and all witnesses and filing the lawsuit. Additionally, an experienced attorney will be willing to fight for justice and maximum compensation at trial. Our premises liability lawyers have decades of combined experience representing clients in premises liability lawsuits.
How Do I Schedule A Legal Consultation Regarding A Premises Liability Death?
If someone you love has died due to a premises liability accident, you may be entitled to compensation. For a free consultation with our NYC premises liability lawyers, call our Manhattan office at 212.406.1700, our Bronx office at 718.892.0400 or contact us online. We will review your case and discuss your legal options with you. The attorneys at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool And The Law Office Of William A. Gallina, LLP take all cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning our services are free of charge unless there is a monetary recovery. Our law firm is proud to serve the New York City area, including the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island, as well as the surrounding counties and New Jersey. We offer legal services in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French and Chinese.