Long Island Premises Liability Lawyer
The state of New York requires property owners—both residential and commercial—to conduct reasonable maintenance. This includes regularly inspecting their properties and repairing or removing any dangerous conditions that could cause foreseeable injury. When a dangerous condition cannot be immediately removed or repaired, the property owner must provide adequate warning to anyone who visits the property. When they fail to uphold these responsibilities, innocent people can be seriously hurt.
If you or someone you love was injured on public or private property, and you believe the property owner’s negligence may be to blame, reach out to the Law Office of Joseph J. Perrini, III. Based on Long Island, our premises liability founding lawyer, Joseph J. Perrini, III, and his team, represents the severely injured and their loved ones throughout New York City. With nearly 30 years in practice, he has secured tens of millions of dollars on behalf of his clients and has helped countless negligent parties accountable. We are ready to represent you and fight for the justice you deserve.
What Are “Dangerous Conditions?”
Dangerous conditions, sometimes referred to as hazardous conditions, are any conditions that exist on a property that could cause “foreseeable” harm. In other words, to be considered “dangerous,” a condition must be one that a reasonable person would know could cause potential injury. For example, a tripping hazard is a dangerous condition in that any typical person could see that such a hazard might cause someone to trip and fall, leading to injury.
Some examples of common dangerous conditions include:
- Accumulated ice or snow
- Wet or slippery floors
- Torn or ripped carpeting
- Uneven floors
- Missing handrails
- Unmarked steps
- Crumbling stairs
- Defective sidewalks
- Exposed electrical wiring
- Cluttered walkways or aisles
- Improper fencing, gates, or locks around swimming pools
- Loose dogs and other animals
- Missing safety and/or warning signage
- Fallen merchandise
- Insufficient lighting
- Negligent security guards
- Lack of security cameras
- Faulty equipment or machinery
These and other dangerous conditions can lead to an array of accidents, which can, in turn, cause catastrophic injuries. In some cases, these conditions can even lead to fatal events.
When Is a Property Owner Liable for an Accident?
If you were injured on someone else’s property, whether it was a private home, an office building or a retail store, there are several things you must prove in order to win your case.
Specifically, you can hold the property owner liable for the accident (and your resulting damages) if you can prove the following:
- You were injured
- You were lawfully on the property (not trespassing) when you were injured
- There was a dangerous condition on the property
- The owner knew about or should have known about the dangerous condition
- The owner failed to adequately remove, repair, or warn you of the dangerous condition
- The dangerous condition was the cause of the accident or incident that left you injured
- You suffered measurable damages
In some cases, such as cases involving minors, property owners can be held liable for injuries even if the person who was injured was trespassing. However, in most instances, property owners only have a legal responsibility to those who are lawfully on the property, whether as invited guests, customers, or clients. A person does not have to be expressly invited to lawfully visit a property; for example, if you are injured in a public park or while using a gas station bathroom, you could still have a case.
Common Premises Liability Cases
There are several different types of cases that fall under the premises liability umbrella.
Some of the most common types of premises liability cases include:
- Slip and falls
- Dog bites
- Elevator and escalator accidents
- Swimming pool accidents
- Playground accidents
- Negligent security
- Amusement/theme park accidents
- Structure collapses
- Fires and explosions
At the Law Office of Joseph J. Perrini, III, our Long Island premises liability lawyer represents victims of all types of property accidents throughout Nassau County, Suffolk County, New York City and the surrounding areas. Our firm has successfully represented clients in complex cases involving private property owners, commercial entities, and government agencies. We understand how complex these cases are, as well as the many challenges you face. Our team is here to help you navigate the legal process and advocate for the maximum compensation you are owed.
Protecting Your Best Interests
When you choose our firm to represent you in your personal injury case, you can rest assured that we have your best interests at heart. We are proud to offer personal attention, direct communication, and compassionate legal support to each and every one of our clients. When it comes to standing up for our clients’ rights, we are aggressive allies, both in and out of the courtroom. With past experience in insurance defense, our Long Island premises liability lawyer understands how the other side works—and he knows what it takes to win.
We offer contingency fees, meaning you do not pay any legal fees unless we recover compensation for you. If we do not secure a settlement or verdict on your behalf, you owe nothing. There is no cost and no obligation when you speak to us during a free initial consultation.
Insurance Industry Insight
Our firm knows how insurance companies operate and is prepared to leverage this insight to advocate for the recovery that you deserve.
For us, it is not about the money. We genuinely care about our clients and will do everything we can to make them whole after an injury.
Personalized Legal Solutions
Our firm is dedicated to providing you with undivided attention, as well as to tailoring our approach to your particular needs.
A Legacy of Results
Our experienced legal team is not afraid to go to trial on behalf of our clients and has recovered millions of dollars in the process.
Pedestrian Hit By Driver $2,000,000
$2,000,000.00 to a retired woman who sustained numerous hand and wrist fractures requiring surgery while walking into the street to hail a cab.
Car Accident $1,950,000
$1,950,000.00 to plaintiff who sustained fractures to his lower extremity when involved in an intersection accident.
Bus Accident $1,875,000
$1,875,000.00 to an administrative assistant who was struck in the rear by a bus and sustained cervical and lumbar herniations requiring surgery.
Car Accident $1,450,000
$1,450,000.00 to a student that was injured in a Florida highway accident who sustained a lumbar herniated disc requiring surgical intervention.
Car Accident $1,150,000
$1,150,000.00 to student who sustained herniated discs requiring surgery while a passenger in a van that was cut off by another motor vehicle.
Rear-End Accident $850,000
$850,000.00 to a middle-aged plaintiff who was rear-ended while at a stoplight and sustained a shoulder tear and cervical disc herniation which required fusion surgery.
Car Accident $675,000
$675,000.00 to a woman involved in an automobile accident who claimed a herniated disc in her cervical spine and an aggravation of herniated and bulging discs in the cervical and lumbar spine requiring a cervical fusion surgery.
Van Accident $675,000
$675,000.00 to a plaintiff who was struck by a van and sustained a herniated disc and extremity injuries.
Pedestrian Accident $550,000
$550,000.00 to a middle-aged plaintiff who was struck at an intersection and sustained knee injuries requiring two arthroscopic surgeries and a right shoulder tear.
Slip & Fall $470,000
$470,000.00 to an 86 year old woman that tripped and fell on an uneven portion of asphalt in a parking lot who sustained a fractured left shoulder requiring a reverse arthroplasty.