Brooklyn area residents have the right to be safe where they go. Whether it be their apartment, a store, the sidewalk, a party, or their job, it is the duty of property owners to maintain a relatively safe environment. But sometimes a person gets injured and, in these cases, they may have a premises liability case.
If a person is injured on someone else’s property, they may have the legal right to hold them responsible for any injuries they may have suffered. There are three elements of a premises liability case that an injured victim will need to prove. These include:
- They were lawfully on the property.
- The owner of the property was negligent with their maintenance. The owner either knew or should have known that there was a dangerous condition and they failed to repair it or mark it off as dangerous.
- The negligence on the property caused the injury.
A legal professional who is skilled in premises liability has the experience necessary to help their client through this difficult time. An attorney can help their client understand what legal options they have. An injured party has three years from the date of injury to file a premises liability lawsuit in New York. If the injury occurred in a municipal entity such as a school, city, county, village, etc. the injured party must file a Notice of Claim within 90 days and a lawsuit within one year 90 days. An attorney can help make sure their client receives the medical attention they need, investigate the incident and determine who was at fault, and communicate with insurance companies. An attorney’s goal is to make sure their client’s life gets back on track and that their future is protected.
If you have been injured on someone’s property, call the attorneys at Chopra & Nocerino, LLP. As soon as possible. We have the experience necessary to ensure you receive the full compensation you are entitled to by law.