What is a Premises Liability Claim & How Can I Win One?

Unfortunately, people can sustain serious injuries virtually anytime, and anyplace. If you are someone who has been injured as a result of a property owner’s negligence, you may have grounds to file a premises liability claim. Continue reading and reach out to our New York City slip and fall injury attorney to learn more about what constitutes a valid premises liability claim and how we can help if you鈥檝e been hurt.

What makes a premises liability claim valid?

To win a personal injury claim, you will have to prove that the property owner either knew or should have known that unsafe property conditions were present, neglected to fix them, and that you were harmed as a direct result of that property owner’s negligence. Premises liability claims aren’t always straightforward, which is why you can’t proceed without a seasoned New York City personal injury attorney in your corner.

What steps should I take if I’m injured on someone else’s property?

If you’ve been hurt because of a property owner’s negligence, if you can, you should take pictures of the dangerous property conditions, ask anyone who saw your accident for their name, phone number, and email address, call the police to the scene, receive immediate medical treatment, and do everything else in your power to document the facts of the incident. Our firm can help you do so, but you need to pick up the phone and give us a call.

What compensation am I eligible for after being injured in an accident?

There are two different types of compensation you may be eligible for after being injured on another person’s property due to negligence, economic and noneconomic.

Economic damages include tangible expenses such as stays in hospitals, surgeries, rehabilitation, and lost wages.

Noneconomic damages are intangible damages including pain and suffering, disfigurement, and loss of enjoyment of life.

What is the statute of limitations for premises liability claims in New York?

In New York State, anyone who is injured as a result of negligence must take legal action within three years of the date their accident happened. Waiting longer than three years almost always results in a person being time-barred from suing. Our firm is ready to help you today–all you need to do is pick up the phone and give us a call. We are on your side.


At Mark L. Bodner, P.C., we are committed to guiding clients through each step of the medical malpractice and personal injury claims process. Our firm understands how traumatic it can be when you become a victim of negligence. We are prepared to fight on your behalf to help you recover a maximum compensation award.聽Contact our firm today.