If you are injured while on someone else’s property, you may not know that, under New York law, property owners, regardless of whether they are an individual or a business, have a responsibility to ensure the safety of all invited visitors. Business owners, by default, invite prospective patrons onto their property and have an obligation to properly address any hazards that could result in injury.
If you have been injured on another party’s property, you may be entitled to seek compensation for your medical care, loss of income and other considerations. These are frequently referred to as premises liability claims.
These can be extremely complex cases to resolve, and the assistance of a qualified New York personal injury attorney can help to ensure that your rights are protected. At Orin J. Cohen Law, I have been protecting the rights of injury victims on Staten Island, in Brooklyn and across New York City for more than 30 years.
Strong Representation In All Types Of Slip-And-Fall Accidents
The primary focus of my premises liability practice is on representing clients in slip-and-fall and trip-and-fall accidents resulting from unattended spills, slippery sidewalks, dangerous stairways, uneven pavement, protruding objects and other causes. I have obtained favorable results in a wide variety of these cases at public places, big box stores, apartment buildings and businesses.
I also represent clients in other types of premises liability claims, including but not limited to:
- Injuries caused by unsafe conditions. These are the most common kinds of slip-and-fall injuries. Examples: if a stair is loose and causes you to fall; if a liquid spilled on a store floor causes you to slip and crack your head; if a poorly lit area causes you to trip
- Injuries caused by toxic exposure. Examples: if a toxic chemical causes you to become sick and go to the hospital; if loose asbestos leads you to develop mesothelioma; if a home cleaning fluid causes you to faint and hit your head
- Incidents arising from a property owner’s failure to provide adequate security. Example: if a parking ramp has no security measures and you are attacked or robbed
Common Mistakes In Slip-And-Fall Cases
Establishing negligence in a slip-and-fall injury case is not easy. Those who are injured are reluctant to report accidents. They go home without reporting the incident, only to discover the next day that the injuries will cost them money and time from work.
If you are hurt on someone else’s property, it is important to immediately communicate what happened with the property owner. If possible, get the names and numbers of people who witnessed the event. It is also advisable to photograph the area and your injuries. Then call my office, and I will take it from there.
Representation For Injured Staten Islanders
Without this compensation, these New Yorkers would have been unable to pay medical bills and offset time away from the job; they would have been in very serious trouble. With the help of lawyer Orin J. Cohen, they were able to get back on their feet. They were even compensated for the pain and suffering their injuries caused.
Orin J. Cohen Law is located at Victory Boulevard and Clove Road. If you can’t come to us, let me come to you. I often meet new clients at their homes or hospital beds.
Schedule a no-charge, no-obligation appointment at 718-448-2889.