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Bronx Premises Liability Lawyer

Under local, state, and federal rules, owners and managers of property are obligated to maintain their property in a reasonably safe condition in such that those who enter it will not get hurt. If the property is not maintained in a safe condition and, as a result, someone gets hurt, the injured victim may have a premises liability claim. While premises liability claims are often based on slip and fall accidents, a premises liability can claim can be based on any type of accident that occurs on property due to the property owner’s failure to make sure the property is free of hazards. If you were injured because of hazardous condition on the property of another person, contact an experienced Bronx premises liability lawyer at Stephen Bilkis & Associates. You may have a cause of action for a premises liability lawsuit

Types of Premises Liability Cases

While slip and fall cases are among the most common types of premises liability cases, premises liability cases can be based on a wide array of accidents. In addition, they can involve accidents on private residential property as well as on commercial property or governmental property. Some common types of accidents that lead to premises liability claims include:

  • Slip/trip and fall accidents. These types of accidents generally occur when there is spill on the floor or some type of obstruction that has not been cleared. Failure to clear snow and ice can also lead to falls.
  • Poor lighting in stairways. Even under the best of circumstances, staircases are dangerous. If the lighting is poor, there is an ever greater possibility of someone falling and sustaining serious injuries.
  • Falling merchandise. On retail property, injuries can occur when property falls from a shelf and injures someone. This often occurs in warehouse stores where merchandise is stacked on high shelves along aisles where customers walk.
  • Elevator and escalator accidents. Elevators and escalators are common in most multi-level commercial spaces and apartment buildings. Even some single family homes have elevators. While convenient, if they are not properly maintained, they can lead to tragic accidents that leave victims with serious injuries.
  • Fires. Property owners have an obligation to maintain their property in such a way to avoid fires. Faulty wiring, outlets that are not working properly, and gas leaks, if not fixed, can lead to fires.
Pursuing Damages in a Premises Liability Claim

If you have been seriously hurt on the property of another person, contact an experienced Bronx premises liability lawyer. A premises liability claim is a type of personal injury claim. Injured victims will be awarded damages if they can prove that the defendant had a duty of care, breached that duty, and as result they suffered serious injuries. With the help of an experienced premises liability attorney in the Bronx, victims can demand damages related to their medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

  • Medical bills. Both past and future medical bills for treating injuries related to the hazard on premises are compensable damages.
  • Lost wages. Both past and future wages that were lost because of the injuries suffered in the premises liability accident are compensable damages.
  • Pain and suffering. The emotional suffering due to serious injuries, permanent disability, disfigurement, and loss of enjoyment of life are compensable damages.
Stephen Bilkis & Associates Can Help

If you or a family member is struggling with the physical and financial consequences of an injury that was the result of a hazardous condition on someone else’s property, the experienced premises liability attorneys serving the Bronx at Stephen Bilkis & Associates can help ensure that your legal rights are protected. Contact us at 1-800-NY-NY-LAW (1-800-696-9529) to schedule a free, no obligation consultation regarding your case. We serve those injured in accidents in the following locations: Bronx, Westchester County, Suffolk County, Staten Island, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Nassau County, and Queens.

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