Long Island Premises Liability Lawyers Resolve Complex Injury Claims for Clients

Firm in Uniondale and Brooklyn works to hold property owners liable when unsafe conditions cause accidents

Did you fall and injure yourself on someone else’s property? You may be entitled to compensation in a premises liability claim. Our accomplished New York attorneys at Licatesi Law Group, LLP, in Uniondale and Brooklyn understand what evidence is needed to collect compensation from negligent property owners. Having collected more than $1 billion in settlements and verdicts for Long Island and New York City clients, we have the skill and experience to maximize your chance for a favorable legal result. 

What is a premises liability claim?

Property owners and managers owe a duty of care to individuals who are legally on their premises. This means that they have a responsibility to maintain reasonably safe conditions by regularly inspecting their properties for dangers, making repairs when needed and warning visitors about known hazards. When they fail to do so and someone is injured, the individual or entity with control premises can be held liable for their negligence. If you were injured in an accident on another party’s premises, we will examine the facts involved and advise you about whether you have a valid claim for compensation.

Common property accidents that cause injuries

A premises liability claim can arise from an accident at a commercial establishment, public space, private residence or rental property. A few examples of ways accidents occur include:

  • Slip and fall accidents on wet surfaces
  • Trip and fall incidents on cluttered walkways
  • Lack of lighting or adequate security in parking lots or elsewhere
  • Burns from chemicals or other substances
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Dog bite incidents

Property owners may try to blame injury victims for their own accidents. They may say that you were texting while walking or that the danger was obvious and you should have seen it. There are numerous ways landowners may try and avoid responsibility. If they can prove you partly caused your own injury, your compensation could be reduced by your percentage of responsibility under New York’s comparative negligence law. As experienced personal injury attorneys, we are familiar with the defenses commonly used in these types of cases and we know how to counter them.

Damages in premises liability cases

Damages that may be available in your premises liability case include payment for:

  • Medical bills, including hospitalization, doctors and rehabilitation
  • Lost wages and benefits when you miss work while recuperating
  • Loss of future earnings if you can’t work, or must switch to a lower-paying job
  • Physical pain and emotional suffering
  • Punitive damages in cases of gross negligence

We are committed to maximizing compensation for victims of serious injuries. When we assess your case, we will consider both your current and future losses and pursue the full amount of damages to which you are entitled.   

New York statute of limitations

In New York, you generally have three years from the date of your accident to file a premises liability lawsuit. If you miss this filing deadline, you may lose your chance to sue for your injuries. There are some rare exceptions in which the timeframe is extended. We will help you understand the filing deadline for your particular case.

Contact a skillful premises liability lawyer to arrange a free case evaluation

The highly skilled attorneys at Licatesi Law Group, LLP, with offices in Uniondale and Brooklyn, represent plaintiffs in premises liability actions throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties, as well as New York City’s five boroughs. Call our firm at 516-227-2662 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.