Property owners in Queens, NY are responsible for maintaining their premises to ensure they are reasonably safe for those permitted to enter. This means there should not be any hazardous or unsafe conditions that could cause another person to get hurt.
If a property owner (e.g., a retail store owner, landlord, management company, or landowner) fails to maintain their property and, as a result, you trip and fall or suffer serious injuries in some other type of accident, they can be held liable to compensate you as the injured party. You could collect money damages for your losses including pain and suffering, medical expenses, and loss of earnings. Damages are “the sum of money the law imposes for a breach of some duty or violation of some right,” according to the Legal Information Institute (LII).
If you or a loved one was injured on someone else’s property in Queens, you might have a viable premises liability case. A Queens premises liability lawyer from Dansker & Aspromonte Associates can help you understand your legal rights and determine if the property owner, manager, or operator may be held responsible for compensating you for your injuries and resulting damages.
Contact our office at (212) 732-2929 to learn more about how we may be able to help you.
Understanding Premises Liability Cases
As mentioned, suppose a property owner, manager, or operator neglects to check their property for hazardous or dangerous conditions in a reasonable manner and as a result you get hurt. In this case, said owner, manager, and/or operator could be held liable for your accident. So, how does this work? Well, there are a few ways you can hold a property owner accountable for the injuries you suffered on their property and your resulting damages.
But, before you can do this, you will need to establish that the party in question owed you a duty of care—and that the duty of care was breached. In other words, you will need to be able to prove that the property owner, manager, or operator’s negligence caused you to get hurt on their property. For example, if you were walking to the upper floor of a department store, and in the process of doing so, you tripped on a defective condition on the stairs.
To hold the owner, landlord, or operator accountable for your accident, you will be expected to prove that they knew or should have known about the damaged steps and neglected to repair them. An experienced Queens premises liability lawyer from Dansker & Aspromonte Associates will investigate and gather the available evidence to build a strong case on your behalf.
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Identifying All Liable Parties
Once you have established that the property owner, manager, and/or operator breached their duty of care, which caused you harm, you will need to determine if any other parties may also be liable. When you are dealing with a large department store or a commercial space such as a shopping mall, there may be more than one party responsible for your accident.
In the case of the defective stairs described above, you may have not only a case against the landlord of the shopping mall but also the person(s) or entities that were hired to oversee mall operations or to provide maintenance and repair services.
The experienced team of Queens premises liability lawyers at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates will take on the task of determining what parties may be held liable. This way, you can spend your time concentrating on your recuperation and receiving the necessary medical care in order to make the best possible recovery from your injuries.
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Valuing Your Premises Liability Case
After you establish who the liable parties are and how they were negligent (e.g., they failed to repair damaged stairs), it is time to consider your injuries, damages, and losses. The potential value of a settlement or award will be relative to the severity of the injuries you sustained, the pain and suffering you have experienced and may continue to experience, as well as, the economic damages and losses that you have suffered.
When considering the value of your case, it is important to consider how the incident has impacted both your personal and professional life. Some example of the damages you may be entitled to collect include:
- Pain and suffering
- Past and future medical expenses
- Loss of earnings
- Mental anguish
- Transportation costs
To find out if you are entitled to compensation for pain and suffering, lost wages, medical bills, or any other losses, contact Dansker & Aspromonte Associates today at (212) 732-2929. If you have a valid claim against a property owner, our team of legal professionals will fight to get you the best possible outcome in your case.
Property owners such as landlords and business owners who are leasing commercial space generally carry significant amounts of insurance coverage for accidents like the one you may have been involved in. The experienced team at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates will pursue a claim on your behalf with the responsible insurance company or companies. We will also file the required lawsuit against the responsible parties and prepare your case for trial. If the responsible parties and their insurance companies refuse to make a fair offer during settlement negotiations we will take the case to trial to seek an award from a jury to fairly compensate you.
Dansker & Aspromonte Associates Is Ready to Help with Your Premises Liability Case
We understand the impacts an accident can have on an individual, and we want you to know that we are here to help. If a property owner is to blame for your accident, we will take the necessary steps to hold them responsible for their negligence and fight for the best possible recovery for you.
Contact the Dansker & Aspromonte Associates office today at (212) 732-2929 to receive an initial case review and let us determine if you have a viable claim against a property owner, manager, or operator in Queens.