Navigating the intricacies of property-related injuries? At Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C., we understand the profound impact such incidents can have on your life, and we're committed to standing by your side. If you need an experienced NYC premises liability lawyer, contact us today.
What Does a Premises Liability Lawyer at Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C. Do?
At Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C., our premises liability lawyers are crucial in representing and advocating for individuals injured due to negligent property conditions. Our comprehensive and tailored approach ensures every client receives the best possible representation. Here's a breakdown of what we do:
Thorough Case Evaluation
We start by meticulously evaluating the specifics of your incident. This involves understanding how and where the injury occurred, the conditions leading up to it, and identifying the potential parties at fault.
Our team actively gathers evidence from the accident site, including photographs, videos, maintenance records, witness statements, and other relevant documents that bolster the case.
We assess the responsibilities of property owners, landlords, or tenants involved. This helps determine the level of negligence and whether they fulfilled their duty to maintain safe conditions.
Based on our findings, we build a compelling claim highlighting the negligence involved, the injuries sustained, and the impact on the victim's life, both physically and emotionally.
Negotiation with Opposing Parties
Often, cases can be resolved through negotiations without going to trial. Our seasoned attorneys engage with insurance companies and opposing counsel, ensuring you get the maximum compensation you're entitled to.
Our team is prepared to take the case to court if a satisfactory settlement cannot be achieved through negotiations. With over five decades of experience, we have an impressive track record of litigating and winning premises liability cases in New York City.
Guidance & Support
Beyond the legal complexities, we understand our clients' personal trauma. As such, we provide consistent guidance, emotional support, and regular updates about the progress of your case.
Our ultimate goal is to secure rightful compensation for our clients. This includes medical expenses, lost wages, future treatment costs, pain and suffering, and other related damages.
At Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C., our premises liability lawyers are not just legal representatives but staunch advocates for justice. With an unwavering commitment to our clients, we've been championing the rights of injury victims since 1965, ensuring they receive the justice and compensation they deserve.
Types of NY Premises Liability Cases Handled by Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C.
In the bustling urban expanse of New York City, premises liability issues are diverse and multifaceted. At Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C., we've built a legacy of providing top-tier legal services for various premises liability cases. Below is an overview of the kinds of cases we handle:
Including those caused by wet floors, ice, snow, loose flooring, or debris on walkways.
Cases involving malfunctioning, misleveling, or improperly maintained elevators and escalators that result in injury.
Where inadequate or absent security measures contribute to assaults, thefts, or other harm.
Representing victims, especially young children, who have suffered from the harmful effects of lead exposure in older properties.
Including broken handrails, uneven steps, or poor lighting leading to falls and injuries.
For landlords who fail to repair or address hazardous conditions in rented properties or common areas.
School and Playground Accidents
Cases where children are harmed due to poorly maintained equipment, unsupervised areas, or other negligent factors.
Amusement Park Mishaps
Representing victims of ride malfunctions, safety protocol breaches, or other hazards within amusement parks.
Parking Lot & Garage Accidents
Injuries sustained from poorly maintained, improperly lit, or unsafely designed parking areas.
Swimming Pool Accidents
Including those arising from lack of supervision, improper fencing, or faulty equipment.
Fire & Electrical Hazards
Representing those injured due to improperly maintained electrical systems, inadequate fire safety measures, or exposure to hazardous materials.
Tenant or Lessee Negligence
Cases where individuals or businesses fail to address hazards within their leased spaces, causing harm to others.
When city or state entities are responsible for injuries due to poorly maintained public spaces, sidewalks, roads, or buildings.
Representing individuals injured due to unsafe conditions or negligence at construction sites.
Each case, with its unique circumstances and challenges, is treated with the utmost care and dedication at Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C. Our experienced team ensures that victims of premises negligence in New York receive the justice and compensation they rightly deserve.
What To Do if You've Been Injured on Someone's Property Due To Negligence
Suffering an injury on someone else's property due to their negligence can be distressing and overwhelming. However, your actions immediately after the incident can significantly influence the outcome of any potential legal claims. At Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C., we've outlined the key steps you should take if you find yourself in this unfortunate situation:
Prioritize Your Safety
Before anything else, ensure you're out of immediate danger. If necessary, seek a safe location on the property.
Seek Medical Attention
Even if your injuries initially seem minor, getting a professional medical evaluation is crucial. Some injuries might not manifest symptoms immediately. Always have a record of your medical visits and any treatments or advice given.
Document the Scene
Use your smartphone or camera to take photographs of the hazardous condition that caused your injury. This can be vital evidence if the condition is later altered or repaired.
Collect Witness Information
If there were any witnesses to the incident, collect their names, contact information, and a brief account of what they saw. They could provide crucial testimony in the future.
Notify the Property Owner or Manager
Report the accident to the property owner, landlord, or business manager. They might have an accident report form for you to complete if it's a commercial establishment.
Avoid Providing Detailed Statements
While you should report the incident, avoid giving detailed statements or admitting any fault to property owners or their insurance representatives. Anything you say can later be used against you.
Besides photographs, keep any clothing or personal items affected during the incident in their post-accident state. They might be useful for your claim.
Organize all documents related to your injury, including medical bills, prescription receipts, therapy sessions, and any other related expenses.
Avoid Social Media
Refrain from discussing your accident or posting about it on social media platforms. These posts can be misconstrued and used against you in a legal setting.
Consult a Premises Liability Lawyer
Seek guidance from a trusted attorney experienced in premises liability cases. They can provide invaluable advice tailored to your situation and help you navigate the complexities of pursuing a claim.
Legal time limits (statutes of limitations) exist for filing injury claims. To preserve your rights, it's essential to act promptly.
At Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C., we understand victims' challenges after such traumatic experiences. If you've been injured due to a property owner's negligence in New York, our seasoned team stands ready to guide, support, and advocate for your rights. Your well-being and justice are our utmost priorities.
Ready to Secure Your Future After an Injury?
Don't let someone else's negligence hold you back. With Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C., you're not just another case number – you're part of our family. We've spent over five decades advocating for the rights of injury victims in New York, ensuring they receive the justice and compensation they rightly deserve. Let us do the same for you.
Act now and ensure you have a powerful ally by your side. Contact us today for a free consultation, and let's put you on the path to recovery. Your future starts here.
1. What is premises liability?
Premises liability refers to a property owner's responsibility to ensure their property is reasonably safe and free from hazards. The owner may be held legally responsible if someone is injured on the property due to the owner's negligence.
2. Who can be held responsible in a premises liability case?
Typically, property owners are held responsible. However, tenants, lessees, or even municipalities can be accountable in certain situations, especially if they had control over the unsafe condition that led to the injury.
3. What damages can I recover in a premises liability case?
Victims may be eligible to recover medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, future medical costs, and, in some tragic cases, wrongful death damages.
4. I had a slip-and-fall at a store but feel embarrassed and partly at fault. Should I still contact a premises liability lawyer?
Absolutely. New York operates under "comparative negligence," which means even if you were partially at fault, you might still be entitled to compensation. A qualified premises liability lawyer can assess the specifics of your situation.
5. The property owner says they weren’t aware of the hazard. Can I still file a claim?
Yes. Property owners have a responsibility to routinely inspect and maintain their premises. If they should have been aware of the dangerous condition, they can still be held liable.
6. What if my injury occurred on government property?
Injury claims against government entities like cities or municipalities have specific procedures and tighter deadlines. Consulting with a premises liability lawyer quickly is crucial to ensure you meet all requirements.
7. How long do I have to file a premises liability claim in New York?
In New York, the statute of limitations for most personal claims is 3 years from the date of injury. However, there are many exceptions. For example, cases involving municipalities and public authorities, such as the City of New York, New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) and New York City Transit Authority (NYCTA), where the deadline to commence a formal lawsuit is only one year and ninety days from the date of injury. Those cases generally include additional conditions precedent, such as filing a Notice of Claim, that are required to be completed within only ninety days from the date of injury. The same abbreviated deadlines also apply to cases against the municipal hospitals of New York City that are operated by the New York City Health & Hospitals Corporation. So, it's vital to consult with a premises liability attorney to understand specific deadlines for your case.
8. How much will it cost to hire a premises liability lawyer?
At Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C., we typically operate on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay nothing unless we secure compensation. Costs can vary, but this approach ensures access to justice for everyone, regardless of financial status.
9. What should I bring to my initial consultation?
Bring any evidence related to your case, including photographs of the scene, medical records, accident reports, and other pertinent documentation. This will help our team assess your case more efficiently.
10. Why should I choose Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C. for my premises liability case?
With over five decades of experience in New York premises liability law, our firm offers unmatched expertise, a deep understanding of the intricacies of NY law, and a dedicated team that passionately champions the rights of injury victims.
Please contact our team if you have further questions or need assistance with your premises liability case. Your well-being and justice are our top priorities.