Premises Liability

New York City Premises Liability Lawyer

Snow removersRepresenting clients after serious injuries in NYC

Whether you are walking on private, commercial or municipal property, every property owner has the obligation to take the necessary precautions to ensure the safety of those traversing the property. Unfortunately, not every property owner takes care of their premises which can lead to dangerous conditions that are hazardous to pedestrians. State and local laws and codes are in place to protect us if the negligence of property owners results in serious injuries. If you were on someone’s property for legitimate reasons and were seriously injured, you may be able to recover compensation for your injuries, medical bills, lost wages, and the impact to your quality of life. Land owners should be regularly inspecting, maintaining and repairing their property. If they knew or reasonably should have known about a dangerous condition that causes injury, yet they took no steps to remedy the condition, you may be able to prove negligence against the land owner and establish a valid personal injury case. To understand more, contact the Law Offices of Jonathan D. Sands for a consultation.

Hazards that lead to serious injury

Whether you are on private or public property, there are many hazards that can lead to injury. Though owners should take the proper care, you may face dangers, including:

  • Snow, ice, standing water
  • Building code violations
  • Slippery substances
  • Toxic substances
  • Dangerous animals
  • Inadequate security
  • Inadequate lighting

These issues can lead to slip and falls, pedestrian accidents, toxic exposure, animal bites, being the victim of criminal activity, and other factors that can burden your future with physical injury, pain and suffering, medical bills, lost income, and have a prolonged and possible permanent impact on your quality of life.

Always collect evidence

If you are able, collect evidence. If you are not able to act for yourself, you should contact our firm to come to the scene to act on your behalf. You should always seek medical attention first. When your medical needs are tended to, it establishes documentation related to the injury, including the place and relative time where and when it happened. If possible, take pictures of the condition that injured you. This is quite important when it comes to conditions resulting from the weather. Weather-related conditions can change by the minute, so act quickly before they are erased. If you were injured by an animal, collect as much information about the animal and owner as possible. Try and talk to witnesses that may be able to support your claim when the time comes. If our office is retained to represent you, we will immediately begin the process of securing evidence, although it becomes harder for us to do so if we are not retained close in time to the happening of the accident.

Contact a Westchester County lawyer with personal injury experience

For over 30 years, the Law Offices of Jonathan D. Sands has fought for the rights of clients that have been hurt because of the negligence of others. If you have been injured on someone’s property, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, including pain and suffering, medical bills, lost income, and for diminished quality of life. It is important to act quickly. Please contact our office to discuss your case today.