New York City Premises Liability Lawyer

Everyone loves to walk around New York City, but there are times when property or land owners create or know about a dangerous or defective tripping condition. It is when the owners fail to correct the dangerous condition or warn people about it that someone gets seriously injured. These dangerous conditions can be found on public sidewalks, in crosswalks, in the street, and even in private commercial or residential buildings. We have handled all types of trip and fall accidents that have taken place on the public sidewalk, or on private property. As Premise Liability Lawyers, we have handled many different kinds of such accidents where people are injured due the carelessness of the owner or their contractor. We also handle Slip and fall cases when someone slips and falls due to a dangerous slippery condition either created or permitted by the owner or its contractor. We have handled many cases where a cleaner cleans a floor area leaving it wet and slippery but fails to warn anyone of its dangerous slippery condition. As a result, the person falls and sustains serious injuries.

We recently tried a case to a jury verdict and recovered $2.3 million from the jury for our client. That case involved a 33-year-old man who slipped and fell on a wet soapy swirl that was created by a maintenance cleaner at the JFK International Airport’s Air Train walkway. The cleaner created the wet soapy swirl with his auto scrubbing cleaning machine and then failed to put out the required caution signs. A Port Authority police officer responded to the incident and prepared a written report which confirmed plaintiff’s version of events. Defense counsel told the jury that his clients were not liable as they did no cleaning and everything was subcontracted to another subcontractor. The jury found defendants 100% liable with no liability against the plaintiff. The plaintiff suffered multiple broken bones of the knee cap which required three complex open surgeries at New York Presbyterian Hospital with screws and wires and many physical therapy treatments. Plaintiff’s surgeon also told the jury that the plaintiff required multiple future knee replacement surgeries which involved knee amputations, had a broken and significantly diminished in size knee cap which was located on the right lateral side of his knee (out of his natural joint location), that he lost all cartilage, and that he had permanent arthritis in the knee joint. The jury decided all questions of liability and damages in favor of the plaintiff. On the issue of damages, the jury was unanimous except for juror #1 who wanted to award the plaintiff more than $2.3 million. All post-trial motions by defense were denied by the Court.

As Premise Liability Lawyers, we have successfully handled many such cases. We have also handled plenty of cases where the building owner puts out rain mates to prevent tenants from slipping and falling. The owners frequently fail to properly secure the mats creating a tripping hazard for their tenants and their guests. We have also handled defective escalator and elevator cases that cause serious injuries either due to buckling, misleveling, dropping unexpectedly, or other mechanical issues that were known to the owner but which were never properly corrected.

We handle the following cases:

  • Trip and fall accidents
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Elevator accidents
  • Escalator accidents
  • Staircase accidents
  • Defective sidewalks
  • Inadequate Security
  • Ceiling Collapse

If you want to speak directly with a New York City Premises Liability Accident Lawyer, please call us today at 212-725-8500. You have plenty of questions; we have the answers.