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Queens Premises Liability Lawyer

Queens Premises Liability LawyerWere you recently injured on someone else’s property in Queens, NY? Could your accident have been avoided if the property owner had taken better care of the premises? If so, you may have a valid claim for damages. The experienced Queens premises liability lawyers at Oresky & Associates, PLLC will help you fight to maximize your recovery for lost income, medical bills, and suffering.

Our law firm has been a leading advocate for injury victims in Queens for more than 30 years. Since our founding, we’ve helped clients recover more than $400 million in life-changing settlement deals and jury verdicts.

Let us be your biggest advocate. Call our Queens, New York law office to begin your journey toward a successful outcome in your personal injury case. Your first consultation is 100% free, so contact us or call us today at (718) 993-9999.

How Our Queens Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help With Your Premises Liability Case

How Our Queens Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help With Your Premises Liability CaseProperty owners will act quickly to clean up whatever hazard caused you to get hurt on their premises. They’ll try to get rid of evidence and make it seem like your story isn’t true. You’ll need to act quickly if you want to preserve your rights and recover the compensation you rightfully deserve.

That’s why you should call our Queens personal injury lawyers as soon as possible for help with your premises liability case. Whether you were hurt in a slip and fall, assaulted at a local bar, or suffered injuries on a construction site, our team will advocate to hold the negligent property owner accountable if they’re at fault.

Trust our award-winning attorneys with your case, and we will:

  • Investigate the circumstances surrounding your accident and resulting injury
  • Determine what type(s) of hazard(s) were present and contributed to your accident
  • Handle negotiations with the property owner and/or their insurance company to secure a top-dollar settlement 
  • Have a respected trial attorney bring your case to a jury in Queens if you aren’t offered a fair settlement

When you hire our Queens law firm, you’ll have the opportunity to focus on what’s most important: getting better. We’ll handle every aspect of your premises liability claim – and tough insurance companies – on your behalf. 

We Handle All Premises Liability Matters in Queens

Under New York law, property owners have a responsibility to keep their premises safe for guests and visitors. Despite this, avoidable accidents and injuries still happen on their watch every day. 

At Oresky & Associates, PLLC, our law firm represents clients in all different types of premises liability cases, including:

  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Trip and fall accidents
  • Exposure to toxic chemicals or substances (including asbestos and lead)
  • Workplace accidents
  • Elevator accidents
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Negligent security
  • Ceiling collapse accidents
  • Nursing home accidents
  • Hospital accidents
  • Fire accidents
  • Electrocution
  • Burns
  • Dog bites, and more.

Speak with a member of our skilled legal team to discuss your case. We’ll listen to your side of the story, explain your legal options, and help you figure out the best strategy to recover compensation and move forward.

When Are Property Owners Liable For Injuries On Their Premises?

If an owner has property in Queens that’s open to the public or invites guests to visit, they have certain legal obligations. 

New York courts have provided that owners have a duty of care to “keep the premises in a reasonably safe condition so as to prevent anybody lawfully on the premises from becoming injured.”

How do property owners keep their premises in a reasonably safe condition?

Commonly accepted standards include:

  • Routinely checking for potential hazards or dangers;
  • Fixing hazards once the owner has actual or constructive knowledge of them; and
  • Warning guests about known hazards until they can be fixed.

If a property owner fails to take these (or other) reasonable steps to keep their premises safe, then they can be held financially accountable for the consequences.

A property owner may be liable if a business or social guest is hurt because of:

  • Broken stairs or railings
  • Broken floorboards
  • Missing railings
  • Unsecured rugs or carpets
  • Slick or wet floors
  • Loose electrical wires
  • Inadequate lighting
  • A buildup of snow or ice
  • Debris
  • A lack of surveillance cameras or safety monitoring systems
  • Broken gates
  • Inadequate fencing or perimeter around an attractive nuisance

If you get hurt on someone else’s property, try to take photos of the dangerous condition that caused your injury. Report the incident immediately to the owner and the police. Then do not hesitate to contact our premises liability attorneys in Queens, NY. These steps can help to ensure that your injury is documented and that valuable evidence of the owner’s negligence is preserved.

Can I Recover Compensation In a Premises Liability Case If the Owner Tries to Blame Me?

Owners will probably try to claim that you’re at fault for getting hurt on their premises, not them. If you do nothing, you could watch valuable compensation slip away. New York has adopted a pure comparative negligence system. Anyone contributing to an accident, including victims, will share liability for the consequences.

You lose the right to recover compensation if you’re allocated 100% of the blame. If you share the blame with someone else – even just 1% – then your damages will be reduced accordingly. 

For instance, damages totaling $100,000 after a slip and fall could be cut down to $70,000 if you’re assigned 30% of the blame for the accident.

Our Queens premises liability lawyers know these strategies well. They’re a favorite of insurance companies and powerful defendants who are eager to find a way to limit how much money they have to pay. We will be prepared to defend you at every turn, presenting evidence to prove them wrong or, at the very least, limit how much liability is assigned to you.

The less at fault you are, the more money you can potentially walk away with when your premises liability case is resolved. 

What Damages Can I Get In a Queens Premises Liability Case?

Getting hurt at a place of business or an acquaintance’s house can mean having the right to file a personal injury lawsuit for damages.

In New York, injury victims can seek the following economic damages and non-economic damages for their losses:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages and income
  • Disability
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of quality of life
  • Loss of consortium
  • Disfigurement
  • PTSD and mental anguish

If a property owner acted with gross negligence or intentionally caused you to get hurt, punitive damages may also be available. Our attorneys will carefully review your case to ensure that we actively pursue all of the compensation that you’re entitled to under the law.

What’s My Premises Liability Case Worth?

Every case is different. However, there are a lot of different factors that will ultimately affect how much money you can get.

These include:

  • The type and extent of your injuries
  • Your ability (or inability) to work after your accident
  • How your injuries will affect you in the long term
  • The extent to which you’ve been traumatized by your accident and resulting injuries
  • How clearcut liability is
  • What type of premises you were injured on and available insurance coverage 

These are all issues that our Queens premises liability attorneys consider as we work to value a case. When necessary, we bring in reputable experts to help us understand aspects of your case that are more technically challenging. With their help, we can be better prepared to leverage a meaningful settlement or win at trial for you.

How Long Do I Have to File a Premises Liability Lawsuit in Queens, NY?

Three years. That’s the standard statute of limitations for most personal injury cases in New York. You’ll have just two years to file a wrongful death action if a family member is killed in an accident on someone else’s property.

Don’t let the statute of limitations expire without acting. If you do, you’ll forfeit the right to recover the compensation you deserve.

Schedule a Free Consultation With a Queens Premises Liability Lawyer

Get in touch with our experienced Queens premises liability lawyers if you or a loved one were recently hurt in an accident in Queens, NY. Negligent property owners can be held accountable for dangerous conditions that contribute to or cause injury. Oresky & Associates, PLLC will work tirelessly to hold them accountable.

We’ve won hundreds of millions of dollars for injury victims just like you. Now that you’re in pain, our goal is to help you set things right. Money might not turn back the clock and prevent you from getting hurt, but it can offer a fresh start on your road to recovery.

Our law firm offers a free initial consultation, so contact us to get started now.

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