New York City Premises Liability Attorneys
In New York City and its surrounding areas, as throughout the United States, landowners or operators can be held responsible for injuries incurred on the property they own or manage. The government holds them accountable for keeping their property safe for customers, neighbors, and other visitors, invited or not. In you have suffered a serious injury due to someone else’s negligence in New York, you should contact the personal injury attorneys at Scaffidi & Associates. Our attorneys are well-prepared to fight vigorously to get you the compensation you deserve. We are experienced and have well-honed skills in both negotiation and litigation; if a fair settlement cannot be reached, we will try your case in court, where we have a well-earned reputation for winning substantial damages for our clients.
Types of Premises Liability
Unfortunately, you may suffer a broad range of accidents due to premises liability, including:
- Slip and falls due to spills, leaks, unshoveled snow, etc.
- Injuries due to absent or ill-maintained smoke detectors or CO2 detectors
- Dog bites
- Hazardous materials falling on you
- Exposure to toxic substances, such as mold
- Shocks or electrocution due to faulty wiring
- Swimming pool accidents
- Elevator or escalator accidents
- Physical attacks on property that is should be safely maintained to prevent crime
If you have suffered a serious injury under any of the above circumstances, or any other circumstance, and you believe your injury is the result of negligence on the part of the owner, tenant, contractor, neighbor, or dog owner, come to Scaffidi & Associates for a free consultation. We will evaluate your situation and determine whether you have a viable case for premises liability. If so, we will dedicate ourselves to winning the highest possible damages award for you. Whether you have broken a hip, dislocated your elbow, been burned or otherwise injured, our premises liability attorneys are here to protect your rights to fair treatment under the law.
Compensation You Can Expect to Receive After A Premises Liability Claim
You are entitled to be compensated for any harm that comes to you due to the negligence of another party. Scaffidi & Associates will be able to file a lawsuit for any injuries you have suffered because of the negligence, not only in terms of medical and rehabilitative expenses, but in terms of pain and suffering, lost wages (present and future), and long-term care. In addition, our premises liability attorneys will work tirelessly to get you compensation for any disfigurement or scarring, necessary surgical repairs, loss of consortium or other ability to enjoy life, or, if the accident has caused the loss of a loved one, wrongful death.
In some cases, such as when you have been deliberately assaulted or the owner of your apartment building has been warned several times about the broken step on which you have now fallen, our talented attorneys may be able to win you punitive damages over and above the compensatory ones previously mentioned. Punitive damages are awarded by the court when the party responsible for your injuries has engaged in reckless or malicious behavior that is considered beyond the pale. Punitive damages are awarded for two reasons:  to punish the offender, and  to warn others not to imitate such reprehensible actions.
Whom Can You Sue In A Premises Liability Claim?
Anyone who owes you a “duty of care,” such as a building owner, tenant, shop owner, school, business office, or neighbor, can be sued for premises liability. Even if someone is trespassing on your property, you owe them a warning if there is a clear danger, (e.g. a deep hole, vicious dog, or broken glass) that might easily injure them. Unlike with adults, children are expected to trespass onto properties, and so everyone is tasked with defending them from harm. This is particularly true if you have an easily accessible “attractive nuisance” on your premises, such as swingset, wading pool, or puppy.
How Scaffidi & Associates Can Help
Our talented premises liability attorneys are ready to win your case. We have the power and resources to gather physical evidence and medical information, to find and interview witnesses, and to uncover records pertinent to property maintenance and prior complaints. In addition, we are well-connected to experts in various fields — such as plumbing, engineering medicine, and masonry — who will be able to testify on your behalf. Don’t wait until your case is cold and records have been “lost.” Call Scaffidi & Associates or fill out one of the convenient contact forms on our website. We are eager to win you every bit of compensation you and your family deserve.