Premises Liability

At Suris & Associates, our New York premises liability attorneys represent clients who have been injured through the fault of property owners, property managers, and commercial business owners. Our law firm has successfully prosecuted claims for adults and children against the owners of private, residential and commercial properties. Our lawyers work with experts to identify and prove fault, and to secure compensation on your behalf.

Whether you are a guest at a private residence or visiting a public place, such as a mall, restaurant or parking lot, you have a right to be safe from injury while on another’s property. Premises liability claims can arise out of injuries on almost any type of property, including:

Private Residences

Supermarkets

Parking Lots & Ramps

Stadiums

Amusement Parks

Shopping Malls

Hotels & Motels

Falling elevators

Bars & Restaurants

We provide a comprehensive premises liability practice in which we represent clients with premises liability claims involving:

Slip & Fall Injuries caused by a broken or cracked sidewalk

Slip & Fall Injuries caused by defective stairs or floors

Slip & Fall Injuries caused by water or other liquid being left on a floor

Falling Objects

Dog Bites

Inadequate Security

Securing financial compensation in premises liability cases can be difficult because of confusing issues of ownership, responsibility, and causation. However, we have developed a successful record of representing clients in premises liability cases. Working with an experienced premises liability lawyer can mean the difference between a favorable result and devastating one.

What You Need to Know If You Were Hurt on Public Property

Slip and fall lawsuits against municipalities were once very common, as injury victims sued for damages after getting hurt on city sidewalks, streets and municipal parking ramps. Over the past several years, however, the city has successfully lobbied to shift liability to the adjoining property owner. To win a premises liability lawsuit in today’s legal and political atmosphere requires a thorough knowledge of property law, municipal regulations, and how judges and juries are likely to interpret laws involving personal injury litigation.

At Suris & Associates, we are fully knowledgeable about municipal laws and how they affect slip and fall claims. If you have been injured in an accident on public property, you have only 90 days to put municipalities and municipal agencies on written notice of an incident and the intent to pursue a claim within 90 days of the incident. We start investigating your case immediately and file all legal motions necessary to preserve evidence from being changed or repaired.

Filing a Notice of Claim in New York: A 90 Day Deadline

New York law gives municipalities and municipal agencies the right to receive a written notice of an incident and the intent to pursue a claim within 90 days of the incident.  This written document is known as the Notice of Claim since you are giving the municipality or the municipal agency a notice that you have a claim.

If you fail to file a Notice of Claim within 90 days, then you lose the right to file a lawsuit.

The Notice of Claim deadline is in addition to the Statute of Limitations deadlines that exist. All motor vehicle accident, slip and fall, medical malpractice, wrongful death and personal injury cases in New York must be filed within a certain amount of time. That deadline is called the Statute of Limitations (click here to learn more about the Statute of Limitations).

Contact Us

Don’t let a negligent individual get away with inflicting hardship upon you or your family. For sound legal advice and assistance regarding premises liability accidents and injuries, contact the New York premises liability lawyers of Suris & Associates today at (631)423-9700.