Landlords must maintain their properties in a reasonably safe condition. However, premises liability cases are filed more often than you would think as landlords do not always keep up with the maintenance leading to unsafe conditions for their tenants.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a building accident on someone else’s property, you may be able to file a premises liability claim against the property owner or the landlord. Contact The Pagan Law Firm today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case. We’ll help you recover your medical expenses, damages for pain and suffering, and any other losses you may have incurred.
Landlord’s Duty of Care
Landlords have a duty of care to their tenants to keep the premises in a safe and habitable condition. This includes taking steps to prevent building accidents from occurring. By taking some simple precautions, landlords can help protect their tenants from harm and avoid premises liability claims. If not, they may be held responsible for their negligent actions.
Building accidents can occur for many reasons, including hazardous conditions on the property, negligent security, or even crimes that were committed on the property.
For example, there may be inadequate lighting in the building and a tenant could not see the conditions well which leads to an injury. Likewise, tenants who have been burglarized due to poor security could potentially sue the building owner. The same goes for tenants who are injured because the landlord has failed to maintain the property. If you have been injured in a building accident, it is important to speak with an experienced premises liability attorney who can help you determine if you have a valid claim.
At the Pagan Law Firm, you have access to building accident lawyers who will fight for your rights and help you get the maximum compensation you deserve. Our law firm has years of experience helping premises liability accident victims. Contact us today for a free consultation.
What Are Your Next Steps?
If you have been injured in a building accident, it is important to understand your rights. You may be able to file a premises liability claim against the property owner or the landlord. By taking these next steps, you will have a better chance of receiving the compensation you deserve.
Seek Medical Attention
The first step is to seek medical attention, even if you do not think you are seriously injured. It is always better to be safe than sorry; some injuries may not be immediately apparent. This is also important both for your health and to document the extent of your injuries.
Next, it is essential to take photographs of the scene of the accident, whether that is if you do it or you ask someone else. Be sure to take pictures from a variety of angles and that they are time-stamped. Your premises liability lawyer will be able to use these in support of your case.
Obtain Contact Information From Any Witnesses
If there were any witnesses during the time of your accident, be sure to gather their contact information. Your lawyer will be able to follow up with them to use in your case.
Inform the Property Owners or Landlords
Inform the property owner or landlord of the accident. You may be able to file a report.
Contact a Premises Liability Lawyer
Your next step should be to contact a New York premises liability lawyer. A seasoned New York premises liability attorney will be able to review the facts of your case and determine whether you have a valid claim. If you have a valid claim, your lawyer will gather the necessary evidence to fight for the compensation you deserve.
Do You Have a Valid Claim?
The first step in any building accident claim is to establish that the property owner owed you a duty of care. This duty varies depending on your status on the property. For example, invitees, such as customers at a store, are owed the highest duty of care. The property owner must take reasonable steps to ensure their safety while they are on the premises. Licensees, such as social guests, are owed a lower duty of care. The property owner only needs to take reasonable steps to warn them of any dangerous conditions on the property. Trespassers are owed the lowest duty of care. The property owner does not need to take any special precautions for their safety but must not intentionally injure them.
Once you have established that the property owner owed you a duty of care, you must then show that they breached this duty. This can be done by showing that the property was in a dangerous condition and that the property owner knew or should have known about the danger. For example, if there is a hole in the floor and the property owner does nothing to warn invitees or repair it, they may be liable if someone falls and is injured.
If you can show that the property owner breached their duty of care, you must then show that this breach was the cause of your accident and injuries. Finally, you must show that you suffered damages as a result of the accident. These damages can include medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
Why Choose The Pagan Law Firm?
If you are looking for a premises liability, personal injury, or medical malpractice law firm, the Pagan Law Firm is the best choice. We have been hard-working legal professionals for over 30 years and have successfully represented thousands of clients in court.
Our proven track record and superb reputation have been earned through our honesty and success in and out of the courtroom. When you need a law firm that will fight for you, call the Pagan Law Firm. We will provide the best possible representation and outcome for your case.
With us, you can rest assured that you are in good hands. We will handle your case with the utmost care and attention. You can leave all the legal work to us while you focus on your recovery.
We would be happy to hear from you and answer any questions that you may have. Call us today for a free consultation at 212-967-8202 or visit our website here.