Bronx Premises Liability Lawyers Hold Property Owners Accountable for Your Injuries
New York law firm representing clients injured on someone else’s property
When people think of premises liability, their first thought is slip and fall cases. In fact, there are many types of injuries that can occur on someone else’s property. People injured by falling objects, exposure to chemicals or even a physical attack may be able to recover damages from a property owner or manager. Premises liability actions also arise out of injuries suffered at pools, on playgrounds and by animal attacks. At the Bronx law firm of James Newman, P.C., we are committed to helping the injured get justice when their injuries are caused by another’s negligent or reckless actions.
What are a property owner’s duties to visitors?
States differ in the rights they grant under law to people injured on someone else’s property, and those differences often involve the reason someone entered another’s premises. New York, however, no longer distinguishes between the duty owed to business guests (invitees) and social guests (licensees). As long as you are on someone’s property lawfully, the same standard always applies. The landowner is responsible for taking reasonable actions to correct or warn about dangers that they knew about or should have known about. Even trespassers are entitled to this level of care when the owner is aware that the trespasser is there.
Common hazards that lead to injuries
There are a wide range of hazardous conditions that lead to injuries on the property of another. Our attorneys help those who have been hurt by:
- Wet, slippery or cracked floors
- Uneven or crumbling sidewalks
- Loose objects or boxes or wires on the ground
- Falling boxes, tools or ceilings
- Unmarked steps or holes
- Exposure to chemicals or toxins
- Elevator accidents
- Drowning or injury in pools
In cases where a hazard is especially likely to attract children, the property owner must adhere to a higher standard of care. Because kids are likely to trespass if they see a pool or a playground, a property owner must take extra care to secure these “attractive nuisances.” If your child has been hurt on someone else’s property, our New York personal injury attorneys fight to get your family the compensation it deserves.
Recovering damages in New York City premises liability cases
If you are hurt on someone else’s property in or around the Bronx, you may be entitled to damages. Damages typically cover the costs of all medical care and rehabilitation. Compensation for lost wages and reduced earning ability is also common. In many cases, victims recover damages for their physical pain and mental anguish. New York does not place a cap on these damages, but a judge may correct an award that is so high as to “shock the conscience” of the court or an award that deviates materially from reasonable compensation. Punitive damages may be awarded when the defendant’s conduct was willfully or wantonly reckless or negligent. If you have been injured while on another person’s or company’s premises, let an experienced team of attorneys seek compensation by holding the responsible party accountable.
Trust an experienced New York premises liability injury law firm to get you justice
If you have been hurt due to a condition or defect on someone else’s property, you may be entitled to compensation. At the law firm of James Newman, P.C., our Bronx trial attorneys help the injured get the justice and compensation they deserve. For a free consultation to discuss your case with an experienced attorney, call our Bronx office at 718-823-3122 or contact us online.