Premises liability is an area of the law by which injured people may seek compensation from property owners after accidental injuries such as:
- Fall-down injuries involving broken steps or defective handrails
- Slip-and-fall accidents caused by slippery surfaces
- Trip-and-fall accidents caused by foreign objects on floors or cracked tiles
- Injuries caused by
Did you fall in an apartment building lobby on a wet floor with no warning signs around? Did you slip on a slippery substance on the floor in a supermarket where management had failed to take timely action to clean up spills? Did you entangle your foot and trip on an electrical cord left behind by a subcontractor at a construction site? Whether your fall accident occurred at work or in your private life, you should consult with a premises liability lawyer as soon as possible.
New York City Premises Liability Law Firm
Call or e-mail Tomkiel & Tomkiel, in New York City or Westchester County to schedule a free consultation. One of our Manhattan slip-and-fall lawyers can evaluate your case and recommend a promising strategy for pursuing compensation.
Our history of success in premises liability cases includes getting $500,000 for a bus operator who fell on rubble in a parking lot.
Our attorneys are prepared to handle premises liability claims involving hazards on premises such as:
- Negligent security or lack of security
- Swimming pool accidents
- Defective staircases
- Defective elevators and escalators
- Dangerous dogs
If possible, take photos of the scene of the accident from all angles, with landmarks clearly visible in the pictures. Report your accident to the owner or manager of the building or parking lot. Get medical evaluation and treatment as soon as possible. Talk to an attorney to discuss your rights.
If an insurance claims adjuster offers a quick settlement or asks to discuss your accident in detail, please consult with an attorney first. Keep in mind that all conversations that you have regarding your slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accident may prove to be critical to your injury claim or lawsuit. There is no substitute for the personalized counsel of an experienced attorney advocating for you.
When Premises Accidents Happen on the Job in Westchester County or Manhattan
While victims of on-the-job injuries tend to consider workers' compensation as a first option, they may also have a personal injury claim. Many workers in New York travel onto various properties for work purposes. Cleaning people, repairmen and repairwomen, delivery drivers and security guards may be eligible for compensation if they are victims of accidents that result from the negligence of a property owner.
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All premises or property liability cases are handled on a contingency basis. There is no risk to you.* Call us at 1-800-747-5819 or send us an e-mail to schedule a free consultation.
*Costs excluded, but may be advanced by the firm until conclusion of the case.