Premises Liability Attorneys Assisting with Slips and Falls in Long Island and Suffolk and Nassau Counties, NY
Helping individuals injured due to negligence in Suffolk County and across Long Island
Under New York law, any legal visitor to public or private premises has the right to expect a safe visit. While property owners and managers cannot anticipate every possible accident, they are expected to take reasonable precautions to protect visitors from obvious hazards. Such hazards may include slippery floors or outdoor surfaces, loose carpeting or other obstructions, and poorly-lit stairs or entranceways. The skilled premises liability attorneys at Jakubowski, Robertson, Maffei, Goldsmith & Tartaglia, LLP help those who are injured on unsafe premises obtain fair compensation for their injuries.
Premises liability cases can involve complex legal issues
Even a seemingly obvious slip and fall claim may not be as simple as it appears. Consider one recent case decided by the State of New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Department. When a woman suffered injuries after slipping and falling on ice in a department store parking lot, it at first seemed that her claims against the department store and the property owner were justified. But the assessment of liability in this case was complicated by the following factors:
- The timing of the precipitation — given that the law grants property owners adequate time to address weather conditions
- Contractual issues between the department store and the property owner regarding clean-up
- Contractual issues between the department store and the third-party company it hired to plow and salt the parking lot
Other cases may involve just one defendant. In that situation, the injured party must prove that the property owner or manager had knowledge of the wet floor, loose carpeting or other hazard that caused the victim to slip, trip or fall.
Before signing any reports or settlements, talk to an experienced premises liability attorney
As soon as premises owners or managers become aware of injuries sustained on their property, they may try to elicit statements from the victim about the accident. At the scene of the accident, however, you should only provide basic contact information, and you should make it your first priority to seek immediate medical attention. Before making any statements to anyone, seek legal advice. The experienced premises liability attorneys at Jakubowski, Robertson, Maffei, Goldsmith & Tartaglia, LLP can prevent you from making statements that jeopardize the pursuit of proper compensation.
Contact an experienced premises liability attorney in Long Island for a free consultation
If you suffer injuries due to unsafe premises in Suffolk County or anywhere on Long Island, speak to a premises liability lawyer from Jakubowski, Robertson, Maffei, Goldsmith & Tartaglia, LLP about legal options available for the pursuit of fair compensation. Because of the complexity of these cases, legal counsel early on can be crucial. We operate on a contingency fee basis, so you pay no attorney fees unless we help you secure compensation for your claim. To discuss your case and find out how we can help you with your legal issues, contact us online or call us at 631-360-0400.