Premises liability is a legal theory that states that property owners – or managers, operators, or tenants – may be responsible for ensuring the safety of their guests. One of our clients, a 37-year old woman, was injured while exiting a misleveled elevator in her apartment building, causing her to trip and fall, fracturing her right wrist. The property owner was held responsible for negligence. Sullivan and Sullivan LLP fought and won $150,000 compensation on behalf of our client. If you would like us to fight for you, contact Sullivan and Sullivan LLP for a free case evaluation. We will also provide a translator if you need one.
Property owners have certain obligations under local, state and federal laws. While these laws vary, the basic underlying facts are similar regardless of where you live: property owners should keep their land and the buildings on it safe for authorized visitors and those with business there.
When they fail to do so, innocent people can suffer devastating personal injuries. The premises liability lawyers at Sullivan and Sullivan LLP are experienced at holding property owners accountable for their negligence. We’re available to discuss your claim and evaluate the viability of your case.
Premises liability cases are often caused by:
– Snow or water left on walkways
– Defective electrical wiring
– Poor construction
– Shoddy materials
– Building code violations
If you have been injured because of a property owner’s oversight or negligence, our experienced premises liability lawyers can help you. We understand the physical injuries and financial hardships that you may face following an accident and will do everything we can to help you get the compensation you need to recover.
The premises liability lawyers of Sullivan and Sullivan LLP will spend time with you to determine your visitor classification and understand circumstances and conditions that may have led to your injury. We’ll work quickly to file the most substantial claim possible and get you the compensation you deserve. We will keep you up to date throughout the entire process and will do our best to answer any questions you may have along the way.
There are three main categories of a visitor in premises liability cases:
– Business Invitee – We all expect a trip to the grocery store or public library to be a safe experience. Premises liability laws require home and business owners to provide a safe environment for all visitors, including service or repair workers.
– Licensee – It is more than reasonable to presume that you will not encounter hazards as a guest to a party or during a visit to a friend or acquaintance. Property managers, homeowners, and even renters who do not keep their premises safe can be held liable for a visitor’s injuries.
– Trespasser – Even if you are injured while you are on someone’s property without permission—for example, taking a shortcut while walking home—you may be entitled to compensation. Besides, property owners must make sure that children cannot access swimming pools, trampolines, play structures, or other recreational equipment.
No matter how your accident occurred, call us for a free consultation.
If you or someone you know in New York, including Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, Staten Island and Long Island (Nassau/Suffolk County), needs the assistance of experienced premises liability attorneys, contact Sullivan and Sullivan LLP today to schedule your free consultation. The sooner you call, the higher your compensation can be.
If you or someone you love found themselves in that position, would you not want a dedicated team of legal professionals to fight as hard as they can to help you recover damages?