Queens Premises Liability Lawyer

Queens Premises Liability Lawyer

Were you or a family member injured while visiting someone else’s property in Queens, NY? Negligent businesses and property owners can be held liable when others are injured due to dangerous property conditions. An experienced Queens premises liability at Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C. can help you fight to recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and more.

For over 40 years, injured clients across NYC have trusted our attorneys to help them fight for fair compensation. Our law firm has successfully recovered tens of millions of dollars in compensation in that time.

Don’t let a negligent property owner walk away without compensating you for your injuries. Contact our law offices in Queens, New York to schedule a free consultation today.

Why Should I Trust Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C. to Handle My Premises Liability Claim in Queens, NYC?

Why Should I Trust Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C. to Handle My Premises Liability Claim in Queens, NYC?

Insurance companies challenge accident victims’ right to compensation on a daily basis. They invented the insurance claims process–so they obviously have an advantage. Big corporations and business owners have teams of defense lawyers to fight your claim.

At Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C., our Queens personal injury lawyers are here to level the playing field. Our lawyers have been recognized as Super Lawyers and listed among the National Trial Lawyers’ Top 100 Attorneys. We’ve also earned a perfect-10 Avvo rating for our quality legal services.

You can trust that we’ll help with your case by:

  • Thoroughly investigating and gathering evidence to establish liability
  • Standing up to the insurance company to force them to take you seriously 
  • Working with respected experts who can strengthen your case
  • Defending you from any allegations that you caused your own injuries
  • Assessing your case value and documenting your damages
  • Negotiating fiercely for a fair settlement award
  • Filing a lawsuit if negotiations do not produce a fair settlement

Our Queens personal injury attorneys have dedicated our entire legal practice to injured clients like you. We go the extra mile in every case we take on. To learn more, call for a free case evaluation today.

Overview of New York Premises Liability Laws

Under New York state law, property owners have a duty to keep their property reasonably safe for invited visitors and guests. When property owners are negligent about property maintenance, they can be held financially responsible.

As long as you are on the property with permission, you should expect reasonably safe property conditions.

However, property owners aren’t liable for all injuries. They’re only responsible for damages if they were negligent in some way.

How Much is My Queens Premises Liability Case Worth?

Of course, it’s common to wonder how much your personal injury case is worth before starting a legal battle. Unfortunately, there is no precise answer to the question. 

We’ll evaluate all potential factors that could influence your case value, including:

  • The severity of your injuries
  • Whether you are expected to make a full recovery or suffer a long-term disability
  • The cost of your medical treatment and rehabilitation
  • How the injury impacts your work, education, and quality of life
  • The circumstances of the accident and injury
  • The nature of the property owner’s acts or omissions

Property owners and insurance companies aren’t known for offering fair settlements without a fight. Contact our experienced attorneys today to learn more about your case value and what you should expect from an insurance settlement.

What Types of Damages Can I Recover if I File a Premises Liability Lawsuit in Queens, NY?

If your case is successful, you can recover two primary types of damages under New York personal injury law: economic and non-economic damages.

Your economic damages award should cover:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Reduced earning potential
  • Physical therapy
  • Rehabilitation 
  • Property damage

Your non-economic damages award will attempt to compensate you for personal losses, including:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Depression 
  • PTSD
  • Anxiety 
  • Diminished quality of life
  • Physical disfigurement and scarring
  • Loss of consortium

Non-economic damages can be very difficult to prove. However, they can make up a significant part of your compensation award. Often, our premises liability attorneys in Queens will bring in experts who can help establish the value of your non-financial losses. 

What Happens to My Compensation Award if I’m Blamed for Causing My Own Injuries in New York?

Your settlement or verdict will be reduced if the insurance company can prove you were partly to blame for your own injuries. New York follows a pure comparative negligence law. Each party who shares blame for an accident is assigned a percentage of fault.

As a victim, your damages will be reduced by your percentage of fault.

If you’re being blamed for an injury, an attorney can help. We know how to minimize the impact of these and other insurance scare tactics. Schedule a free consultation with a Queens premises liability attorney to learn more today.

We’ll Fight to Recover Full Compensation for All of Your Injuries

Dangerous property conditions can lead to a wide range of injuries.

Our Queens premises liability attorneys handle all types of personal injury claims, including those involving:

  • Broken bones
  • Back injuries
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Broken hips
  • Head and neck injuries
  • Soft tissue damage
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Concussions
  • Lung damage and respiratory illnesses
  • Organ damage
  • Burns
  • Cancer and other diseases
  • Amputations
  • Paralysis
  • Catastrophic injuries
  • Wrongful death of a loved one

These injuries can be incredibly expensive to treat. They can also disrupt your life in unexpected ways. If you’re struggling with an injury, call to learn more about legal representation today.

Our Lawyers in Queens Handle All Types of Premises Liability Claims

Premises liability claims aren’t always limited to slips, trips, and falls.

At Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C., we handle premises liability claims involving:

  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Negligent security
  • Bed bugs
  • Subway accidents
  • Hotel accidents
  • Food poisoning
  • Dog bites and animal attacks
  • Elevator accidents
  • Exposure to toxic substances
  • Playground accidents
  • School and daycare accidents
  • Assault
  • Sexual assault
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Nursing home injuries
  • Hospital accidents
  • Construction site accidents
  • Workplace accidents

If you were injured in an accident on someone else’s property, you may be wondering whether you have a valid claim for compensation. We offer free case reviews, so there’s no risk in reaching out for legal advice.

How Do I Prove I Deserve Compensation From a Negligent Property Owner in Queens? 

If you were hurt on someone else’s property, you must prove that the property owner was negligent to recover damages under state premises liability laws.

Negligence means:

  • The owner owed you a legal duty of care
  • They breached the duty of care
  • The breach of duty directly caused your injuries
  • You suffered damages

In a New York premises liability claim, you’ll need to prove that the property owner’s actions (or inactions) were somehow unreasonable, causing you to get hurt.

Business Invitees and Licensees in Queens

When you visit a property that is open to the public, you’re classified as an invitee. 

For example, you’re classified as an invitee when you visit:

  • A restaurant for dinner
  • Yankee Stadium to watch a ball game
  • A post office to mail a package
  • The subway station on the way to work
  • A rental apartment building

To protect invitees, business owners have a legal duty to:

  • Use reasonable care and inspect the property to identify hidden dangers
  • Fix any known hazards on the premises in a reasonable amount of time
  • Provide adequate warning about dangerous conditions that can’t be fixed immediately

Most premises liability claims in Queens involve businesses. For example, a bar owner in a high-crime neighborhood may be liable if they fail to provide adequate security and you’re assaulted because of it. The MTA might be liable if they fail to warn you about crumbling subway steps and you trip and fall.

Licensees are individuals who are invited onto someone else’s property for non-business purposes. Private property owners must offer licensees adequate warning about non-obvious dangers and use reasonable care to maintain the premises.

Trespassers in Queens

Most of the time, property owners don’t owe a duty of care to trespassers who enter the property without permission. However, they cannot do something that intentionally injures someone.

How Long Do I Have to File a Premises Liability Lawsuit After an Accident in Queens?

Under New York law, the statute of limitations in most personal injury cases is three years. If you fail to take legal action and file a lawsuit within three years of the accident, you lose your right to compensation.

Schedule a Free Consultation With an Experienced Queens Premises Liability Lawyer

If you were injured on someone else’s property in Queens, contact Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C. today. We’d be happy to sit down and discuss your legal options. With an experienced Queens premises liability attorney by your side, you’re much more likely to recover the fair compensation you deserve.