If you have been injured on someone else’s property as a result of the owner’s negligence, Kohan Law Group is here to help. All property owners have a legal responsibility to keep their property safe, so if you have suffered a serious injury because a neighbor, storekeeper, government agency, or any other property owner failed in this duty, you may very well have a winnable premises liability case.
Our proficient premises liability lawyers have the strength of an army when it comes to legal representation. If you live in Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Rockland, or New York City (Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, or Staten Island), contact us to find out if you have a viable case. If so, we will fight vigorously for your right to maximum compensation.
The Law Is on Your Side
Being severely injured is traumatic under any circumstances, but when an accident occurs because of another party’s thoughtlessness, laziness, or unwillingness to spend money on a necessary repair, it is also infuriating. Fortunately, here in New York, the law is on your side. You may fit into any of the following categories, which are not exhaustive:
An invitee is someone who has the landowner’s express or implied permission to be on the property, such as friends, relatives, and neighbors. The landowner owes an invitee a duty of reasonable care to keep the property safe.
A licensee also has the landowner’s permission to be on the property, but the licensee is on the property to serve his/her own purposes, like a salesperson or service provider. Property owners are obligated to warn them of any known risk on the property.
A trespasser is someone unauthorized to be on the property. Though the landowner does not ordinarily owe a trespasser a duty of care (unless the trespasser is a child) such cases can be complicated.
If you have suffered serious harm while stepping onto a stranger’s property to simply retrieve a dropped item or more closely observe an unusual bird, you may be owed damages though you were theoretically “trespassing.” In cases like this, you definitely require the savvy legal advocacy our premises liability attorneys provide.
The law requires that children, even if they are trespassing, be protected by all property owners to a reasonable degree, especially if the property contains “an attractive nuisance,” such as a wading pool, swingset, or puppy. Because children are expected to occasionally trespass, everyone is tasked with defending them from harm.
Whatever your motive for being on another’s property, unless it is a nefarious one, you have the right to expect to be warned of any danger you may encounter so that you can avoid injury.
Premises Liability Accounts for a Great Many Personal Injuries
The following are examples of accidents that occur because of the negligence of property owners:
- Slip or trip and falls on slippery, obstructed, defective, or damaged surfaces (e.g. slippery floor, stair, or ramp, raised or cracked sidewalk or walkway, or protruding object in a pathway)
- Being hit by poorly stacked or improperly secured items
- Dog bites or other animal attacks
- Elevator or escalator accidents
- Exposure to toxic substances, such as mold or fumes
- Injuries due to absent or ill-maintained smoke or CO2 detectors
- Injuries due to improperly maintained parking lots
- Shocks or electrocution due to faulty wiring
- Swimming pool accidents
- Amusement park accidents
- Assaults due to poor lighting or negligent security
Whether you have suffered a broken bone, a scar, a burn, a spinal cord injury, respiratory distress, traumatic brain injury, or any other disabling condition because of another party’s negligence, our premise liability attorneys will handle your case. We have the skill and determination to hold the other party accountable for failing to repair a broken step, clear a snowy pathway, clean a spill, or post a warning sign to indicate a hazard.
You Can Count on Our Attentive Premises Liability Attorneys
We have all the necessary skills to handle your case from start to finish. Our legal team is well-prepared to:
- Investigate the site of your accident
- Examining police records and medical reports
- Interview witnesses
- Investigate whether the property owner was aware of the problem
- Consult with any necessary experts (e.g. engineers, architects, masons, contractors, electricians)
- Negotiate forcefully with insurance adjusters and opposing attorneys
We have the experience to tailor our tactics to your particular situation. We will employ both proven and innovative strategies to bring you a successful outcome. Furthermore, we will never charge you any attorneys’ fees or expenses unless we obtain damages.
Compensation We Will Fight to Win for You and Your Family
At Kohan Law Group, we know that your injury impacts not only you but your loved ones as well and that you are probably suffering emotional trauma and financial stress along with physical pain. We will fight aggressively to bring you the resources you need to restore your stability and give you the confidence you need to move forward, including damages for:
- Medical and rehabilitation costs
- Lost income, present and future
- Property damage or loss
- Pain and suffering
- Psychological counseling
- Permanent disability/extended nursing care
- Loss of enjoyment of life
If you have lost a loved one in a premises liability case, we know that while nothing can undo your loss, we will do everything in our power to make you financially whole. We will fight doggedly to get you a settlement and/or verdict that will provide you with a measure of vindication, and do our best to obtain damages for final medical costs, funeral expenses, and loss of financial and emotional support.
In addition, depending on the specifics of your case, we may also be able to win you punitive damages, i.e. damages designed to punish the offender and to warn others not to engage in similar misconduct.
Contact Our Experienced Premises Liability Attorneys Now
Don’t let your case grow cold. Not only is there a statute of limitations (deadline to make a claim and/or start a lawsuit) on personal injury cases in New York, you don’t want to give the defendant time to erase, hide, or destroy evidence that will bolster your case. Call Kohan Law Group today so that we can begin fighting your legal battle while you concentrate on trying to heal and live your life.