Property owners have a duty to maintain their premises such that hazards and potential dangers are eliminated or, at least, kept at a minimum. City or municipal property is no exception. Government bodies have the same duty to make reasonable efforts to keep visitors safe. If you have been injured on someone else’s property, you may be able to bring a premises liability lawsuit to seek monetary compensation for your injuries and other resulting losses even if you were injured on New York public property.
Premises liability claims are notoriously complicated, even more so when a city, municipality, or other government body is involved. Attorney Michael LoGiudice has the knowledge base and experience to help successfully navigate your claim and get you the compensation you deserve.
The New York City Administrative Code makes it clear that public property owners such as city governments and municipal departments, have a duty to maintain their property and to provide adequate warning to property visitors in the event that a dangerous condition is present. Failure to uphold these duties exposes the government body to premises liability claims for resulting injuries. This means that, if you were injured on a New York City owned and maintained sidewalk or building, you are well within your rights to sue the city for the losses associated with your injuries.
If you have been injured on public property, make sure to take proper precautions in protecting your right to bring a claim against the government. This means:
- Immediately following the accident, notify a security guard or local police officer. This will generate an official report of the incident which will act as important evidence to support any later claim.
- While this information should be included in any official report, still note the exact location and time of the accident. Check the report later on to make sure it reflects the accurate details.
- Get the names and contact information for any witnesses to the accident. They can corroborate the details of the incident.
- Seek immediate medical attention for your injuries. Be clear with your treating medical professionals about any symptoms you are experiencing and comply with all instructions for receiving follow-up care. Medical evidence of your injuries is crucial in substantiating your premises liability claim.
What are the Common Causes of Premises Liability Injuries?
The world can be a dangerous place; even more so when people fail to maintain their property in a safe way or fail to warn property visitors of potentially dangerous conditions. Conditions that commonly result in premises liability claims vary greatly and include:
- Slippery floors
- Cracked or uneven sidewalks
- Walkways or stairways lacking handrails
- Walkways or stairways lacking proper lighting
- Improperly installed lighting and other fixtures
- Exposed electrical wiring or cords
- Failure to properly section off and warn off construction areas
- Obstructed emergency exits
Fighting for Your Right to Compensation No Matter Who the at Fault Party May Be
Some people may be intimidated by the thought of bringing an injury claim against the government. Attorney Michael LoGiudice places his clients first always and regardless of who the at fault party may be. He will pursue your injury claim against the government and tirelessly work to help ensure that you are properly compensated for your losses.