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If you have injuries from a recent premises liability accident, contact a New York City premises liability attorney at Torgan Cooper + Aaron to request a free legal consultation. The owner of the property may be financially responsible for your injuries, medical bills, and other losses. Assistance from our experienced and compassionate premises liability lawyers can make all of the difference during your case, giving you the support that you need during this difficult time. Discuss how we can help you today at (212) 232-2500.

Why Choose Torgan Cooper + Aaron for Your Premises Liability Claim?

  • We are one of the nation’s leading personal injury law firms. We have secured over $1 billion in successful settlements and verdicts for our clients.
  • Insurance companies recognize us for our courtroom strength and the reputation for excellence that we have maintained since our law firm’s foundation in 1987.
  • We strive to change the lives and futures of our clients for the better. We will work hard to get the results that you deserve for your premises liability case.

What Is Premises Liability?

Premises liability is the legal term for the responsibility that a property owner or occupier has for the safety of his or her property. Every property owner in New York has an obligation to maintain a reasonably safe premises for visitors. If a property owner fails to uphold this obligation and this injures someone else, the owner may be held accountable (liable). This can result in financial compensation awarded to the injured accident victim.

To have grounds for a premises liability lawsuit in New York, you or your NYC premises liability attorney must prove that the person you are attempting to hold liable (the defendant) owned, leased, or occupied the property where your accident happened. Then, your lawyer must prove that the defendant was negligent. Negligence in personal injury law is the failure to use a reasonable amount of care, leading to injuries to others. If a property owner is negligent in the maintenance or use of his or her property, it can create hazards.

Your New York City premises liability lawyer must establish that the property owner in your case knew or reasonably should have known of a potential danger on the property, negligently failed to fix it, and that this is what caused your injury. In other words, your lawyer must establish that the defendant’s negligence was a reasonably foreseeable cause of your injury.

Types of Premises Liability Cases We Handle

Many different types of accidents on someone else’s property can lead to serious injuries and a premises liability lawsuit in New York City. These accidents may take place on private or public property, such as a grocery store, public park, business, home, or amusement park. Some of the most common types of premises liability accidents include:

  • Dog attacks
  • Elevator and escalator accidents
  • Exposure to toxic or hazardous substances
  • Fires
  • Negligent security
  • School and daycare injuries
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Snow and ice accidents
  • Structural collapses
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Workplace accidents

These accidents are often preventable with correct and prudent property maintenance. If you were injured in any type of incident while on another person’s property, contact a New York City personal injury attorney experienced in premises liability claims to find out if you have grounds to file a lawsuit. If so, you may be eligible for financial compensation.

Speak With a New York City Premises Liability Lawyer Today

Property owners in New York City have a responsibility to ensure that their premises are reasonably safe. If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, a dog attack or any other type of premises liability incident, don’t hesitate to contact Torgan Cooper + Aaron for a free consultation. Our experienced New York City premises liability attorneys can help you understand and exercise your legal rights. Call our local law firm at (212) 232-2500 or contact us online today for a free case review.