New Yorkers are required to frequent the property of others on a daily basis. The population density of the United States’ largest city makes it inevitable. We like to think that the owners of property where we live, work, shop, and seek entertainment are safe and free of avoidable hazards. The unfortunate reality however, is that dangers lurk around (literally) every corner and down every hallway. If you or someone you love has been harmed or injured on someone’s property, and believe the owner is in some way responsible, the first step you should take is contacting a Brooklyn Premise Liability Lawyer for a free consultation to help you evaluate your case.
Property Owner Negligence can lead to Serious Physical Injury
Property owners must follow all city and state laws and regulations in keeping their property safe in both the private and community areas. Common violations include (but are not limited to) the following:
· High water temperatures;
· Broken locks;
· Slippery conditions;
· Faulty elevators;
· Wet spots;
· Faulty Lighting;
· Exposed wires;
· Sharp objects in hallways;
· Steam burns;
· Sidewalk accidents;
· School and roadway accidents;
· Elevator accidents; and
· Escalator accidents.
Many people believe that injuries they suffer due to a slip, trip, or fall on the property of another are somehow their own fault, even if there was an exposed or hidden danger on the property. This is simply not true. If you were lawfully on the property of another, (whether you were invited to, work at, or live at), or the owner knew you were trespassing on the property, and the owner was negligent with respect to the property, you may have a premises liability case.
High Rate of Nonfatal Injuries Requiring Missed Work Time
When you work for an employer you are obviously on someone else’s property. The United States Department of Labors released statistics late last year that show there are approximately 112 nonfatal injuries on employer worksites per 10,000 workers. This is a high number that indicates that property owners are failing to ensure the safety of those working and living on their property. Assuming you were the victim of an injury on someone else’s property and have suffered damages due to a hazard, an experienced attorney can help you recover for lost wages, medical bills, and help compensate you for pain and suffering.
Why Should I Contact a Brooklyn Premise Liability Lawyer?
Premise liability cases involve complex legal issues and complicated sets of facts. When you contact skilled New York Personal Injury Attorney Jeffrey K. Kestenbaum at (718) 237-5586 you can be sure that you will be speaking with an attorney who will advise you of all of the rights you may have with respect to your damages or injuries, including filing a civil personal injury lawsuit. Mr. Kestenbaum will ensure that you and your family will receive maximum compensation for pain and suffering, lost earnings, past and future medical bills, and other damages you may have incurred.