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Should I hire a personal injury lawyer for premises liability

If you’ve suffered injuries while visiting someone else’s property, whether private or public, you may have a valid case against the property owner or occupier. With the necessary and proper evidence, holding them responsible is possible and may lead to compensation. 

At Gabriel Legal Injury Lawyers, our dedicated team of premises liability lawyers in New York City is ready to take action on your behalf. We can pursue an insurance settlement or litigate your case in court against the responsible party.

To learn more about your rights and options, call Gabriel Legal Injury Lawyers now at (212)-463-8888. We offer a free consultation to discuss your premises liability case to determine if you have a viable claim for damages.

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Premises liability cases encompass many types of accidents

Property owners and leaseholders have a duty to ensure the safety of their guests. The most common cause of visitor injuries is trip/slip and falls. There are many conditions that could lead to injuries:

  • Spills.
  • Leaks.
  • Tracked rain or snow.
  • Missing or broken railings.
  • Loose floorboards.
  • Rolled rugs or torn carpeting.
  • Potholes or cracked pavement.
  • Poor lighting.
  • Cracked or damaged stairs.
  • Dogs or other animal attacks.
  • Electricution.
  • Pools, trampolines, playgrounds, etc.

Property owners must take reasonable precautions to prevent accidents and should address hazards promptly. If they were aware of a hazard or should have known about it, and failed to take appropriate corrective action, they may be held liable.
If you suffered an injury while visiting someone else’s property, allow our premises liability lawyers at Gabriel Legal to evaluate your case at no cost to you. Contact us today at (212)-463-8888 for a comprehensive assessment of your premises liability claim.


When evaluating your damages, your personal injury attorney will consider the following factors to determine a fair settlement:


Financial Losses

This includes medical bills, property damage, and lost wages. Your attorney will gather evidence such as receipts, bills, repair estimates, and expert testimonies to assess your current and future expenses resulting from the accident.


Personal Losses

These encompass physical pain, emotional suffering, and mental distress. While it is challenging to assign a precise monetary value to personal losses (also known as non-economic damages), they are just as significant as financial losses.


Punitive Damages

It’s important to note that punitive damages can only be ordered by the court and are relatively rare. Your attorney will inform you if your case may qualify for punitive damages.

Our ultimate goal is to secure a settlement or verdict that enhances your quality of life and provides for future treatment. Therefore, we will diligently pursue the maximum appropriate compensation through negotiations or trial.


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Proving Premises Liability in New York City

Pedestrian accidents can occur in various locations, and New York City premises liability law applies to property owners. Whether the accident happened in a private home, grocery store, restaurant, shop, mall, arena, or public park, Gabriel Legal premises liability lawyers can guide you through these complex laws.

Our experienced team understands New York State premises liability laws inside and out. We can help you understand the components of your case and help build a claim demonstrating a property owner’s negligence thereby making them legally liable for your injuries and damages.

Proving a premises liability case involves several steps. First, we must ensure the property owner owes you a duty of care. New York State has specific laws dictating who can hold a property owner accountable for injuries sustained on their premises.

Further, we have to determine if the property owner breached a duty of care that is owed to you with regard to your safety.  

It should be noted, a property owner is obligated to maintain their premises in a reasonably safe condition and provide adequate warnings about known hazards.

We must also examine the facts to determine if the owner knew or should have known there was a defect or danger to a guest or occupant that should have been corrected or repaired. 

Additionally, we must establish the value of your injuries, expenses and other damages. This can be challenging, especially when victims experience non-economic losses and anticipated future expenses related to their injuries. However, our skilled team knows how to assess all losses accordingly. Supporting evidence may include:

Relevant medical records.

Medical bills.

Receipts for out-of-pocket expenses.

Testimony from medical experts regarding your prognosis and care requirements.

Documentation of current and future expenses.

Evidence of pain and suffering to bolster your case.

Once we gather the necessary evidence against the property owner, we can pursue an insurance claim or file a premises liability lawsuit to pursue compensation. To learn more about your rights and legal options, contact Gabriel Legal today at (212)-463-8888.

Recovering Compensation in an Insurance Claim or Lawsuit

In a premises liability case, holding the at-fault party accountable is an important part in restoring your peace of mind. However, the true relief comes from recovering compensation that can help you receive necessary care and financial stability. The damages you may be eligible to recover depend upon your injuries and losses. Common damages sought in premises liability cases include:

Medical Care Costs:

Reimbursement for medical expenses incurred and all related costs.

Future Medical Expenses:

Compensation for anticipated future medical needs resulting from your injuries.

Lost Wages and Reduced Earning Capacity:

Recovery for income lost due to missed work and potential future earnings.

Pain and Suffering:

Damages for physical and emotional pain experienced as a result of the incident.

Non-Economic Losses:

Compensation for intangible losses, such as loss of enjoyment of life or emotional distress.

Wrongful Death Damages:

If the incident resulted in the loss of a loved one, compensation for wrongful death may be pursued.

If you believe your injuries were caused by the negligence or carelessness of a property owner, it is crucial to reach out to our team promptly. We can assess the fundamental aspects of your case and provide a free evaluation regarding your rights. 

According to New York State law, there is a three year time limit to file a lawsuit on your behalf after an accident.  However, keep in mind that after an injury, the owner will move quickly to correct the cause of your accident.  


Frequently Asked Questions

Allow Our Team to Evaluate Your New York City Premises Liability Case.

A premises liability lawyer from Gabriel Legal can hold the negligent property owner accountable for the harm you’ve suffered. 

To determine whether you have grounds for legal action, contact Gabriel Legal for a complimentary review of your New York City case.

Call (212)-463-8888 now to speak with a team member about your injuries, the accident, and the associated losses. We are here to help.

Determining Liability in an New York Personal Injury Claim

Identifying all potential defendants who may be liable for a personal injury requires a thorough investigation. If someone else failed to exercise due care, they can be held responsible for the resulting injuries.

It’s essential to recognize that the person directly responsible for the accident may not be the sole party held liable. For instance, in a drunk driving auto accident, not only the intoxicated driver but also the individual who served alcohol to the visibly intoxicated person could be held responsible.

By carefully assessing the circumstances, an experienced personal injury attorney can determine the parties who may be held accountable in your specific case.

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The sooner you contact a personal injury attorney in New York City after an accident, the easier it will be to collect evidence.Having a clear understanding of the negligence laws in your state is crucial when pursuing a personal injury claim. Your attorney will play a crucial role in proving fault in your case. While some states follow “no-fault” laws, it’s important to note that New York does not fall into this category.

It’s important to understand that even if you bear some responsibility for the accident, you may still be eligible for compensation. It’s important to note that New York follows a pure comparative negligence rule, which means that even if a plaintiff is deemed to be more than 50% at fault, they can still recover damages. The amount of compensation they receive will be reduced by their assigned percentage of fault.

Overview of the Personal Injury Lawsuit Process

It’s natural to have concerns about what to expect during the claims process, but rest assured, our experienced lawyers are here to guide you. Here is an outline of the stages you can anticipate:


Initial Consultation

This is an opportunity for you to share your account of the incident and ask questions about the case. The attorney will evaluate the viability of your case and provide appropriate advice before entering a fee agreement.


Case Investigation

Your attorney will conduct a comprehensive investigation, including interviews with you and witnesses, review of your background and medical records, to gather necessary information and determine the best course of action for your case.


Filing Court Documents

Your lawyer will file a personal injury complaint, which serves as the initial document of the case. The complaint outlines the nature of the incident and the injuries sustained, and must be properly served to the defendant along with related documents.


The Discovery Process

This involves the exchange of evidence between the involved parties. Interrogations, document requests, sworn statements, and depositions may be part of the process. Your attorney may also co


Pre-Trial Litigation and Motions

After reaching maximum medical improvement (MMI), your lawyer will demand compensation based on the full extent of your damages. Negotiations with the at-fault party’s insurers will take place to seek a fair settlement.



If an out-of-court agreement cannot be reached, the case will proceed to trial. The jury will determine the defendant’s liability, and if the verdict favors the plaintiff, the defendant will be obligated to compensate for the identified damages.

Arrange Your Free Consultation in New York

Gabriel Legal Injury Lawyers specializes in personal injury cases, handling even the most complex matters. Our legal team is well-versed in the laws and knows how to pursue the compensation you deserve.

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Contact us today for a free consultation and let us assist you in moving forward after this challenging time.

New York Premises Liability Lawyer

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