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Long Island Premises Liability Lawyer

If you were injured on another party’s property because of a defective or dangerous condition, you may be able to recover compensation for your medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering. Property owners and similar parties, such as business owners, have a responsibility to minimize the chances of injuries on their properties.

On Long Island, property owners owe a duty of care to take reasonable steps to prevent avoidable accidents. The Long Island premises liability lawyers at Shulman & Hill can help you pursue compensation if you or a loved one was injured.

To learn more, call us today at (555) 555-5555 for a free consultation.

What Is a Long Island Premises Liability Case Worth?

The consequences of being involved in an accident on someone else’s property can be wide-ranging. They may include the following:

  • Costly medical treatment
  • Lost income from being unable to work and earn money
  • Intangible losses caused by the injury, such as pain and suffering.

You can recover compensation for such losses if you can prove your accident would not have occurred had a property owner fulfilled their obligation to maintain a safe property and fix or warn of dangerous conditions. The personal injury lawyers at our Long Island law firm can help you pursue compensation by gathering the necessary evidence that shows why and how you were injured.

Our Long Island Injury Lawyers Can Help You Seek Compensation for Medical Costs

Whether you were injured in a fall accident, dog attack, fire, or another incident, you may be facing expensive medical costs because of your injuries. Our Long Island personal injury attorneys understand the financial burden medical expenses can present after a premises liability accident.

We will fight for appropriate compensation for medical costs related to:

  • Doctor’s appointments
  • Hospitalization
  • Emergency room visits
  • Surgery
  • Physical therapy or other rehabilitative treatment
  • Ambulance transportation
  • X-rays, blood tests, CT scans, and other tests
  • Crutches, braces, mobility aids, wheelchairs, and other medical equipment
  • Assisted living or other long-term care

We Will Demand Compensation for Your Lost Income Caused by Missed Work

You may be entitled to financial compensation for lost income through a personal injury case.

Compensation for past lost income caused by missed work as well as future lost income incurred by your injury may be available. A Long Island personal injury lawyer from Shulman & Hill can help you present a strong case for compensation. We know that being out of work can lead to significant financial stress, and we can fight determinedly to get you the compensation you need and deserve.

A Long Island Personal Injury Lawyer From Our Firm Can Insist on Compensation for Your Pain and Suffering

Our Long Island lawyers understand that medical bills and lost earnings are not the only consequences of an injury on another party’s property. You may have suffered broken bones, a traumatic brain injury, burns, soft tissue injuries, or other injuries that caused you terrible physical pain and substantial suffering. Our legal team is prepared to demand compensation for your pain and suffering.

Advantages of Working With a Long Island Premises Liability Attorney at Shulman & Hill

If you have been injured in a premises liability case, you need results—not promises. Shulman & Hill’s consistent track record of success demonstrates our commitment to our clients. For example, we were able to secure a $1,600,000 settlement for a woman who slipped and fell on ice, resulting in injuries to her shoulder and knees. (Past results do not guarantee future results.)

We also offer free initial consultations and take premises liability cases on a contingency-fee basis. This means you will not be asked to pay upfront legal fees if you work with a Long Island personal injury lawyer from Shulman & Hill.

Our team knows how to handle even highly complex premises liability cases. We are equipped to handle your case regardless of the difficulty. Furthermore, each case is personal to us, and we pride ourselves on our steadfast commitment to client satisfaction.

How Our Long Island Premises Liability Law Firm Can Work With You

Enlisting the guidance of Long Island premises liability lawyers when seeking compensation may be beneficial for many reasons. We can help in the following essential ways:

Investigating the Accident

You cannot expect an insurer to immediately agree to pay what you may be entitled to when you file a claim for compensation. If you do not provide sufficient evidence demonstrating your accident resulted from the defendant’s failure to maintain a safe property, an insurer may deny your claim or offer a meager settlement.

We can investigate your accident to gather the evidence you need to support your case. Our investigation may involve:

  • Securing and reviewing security camera footage
  • Gathering any video or photographic evidence, such as pictures or videos of the dangerous conditions at the accident scene
  • Interviewing witnesses
  • Reviewing maintenance logs and safety policies
  • Obtaining evidence of your financial losses, such as employment records and medical records
  • Finding evidence that proves the property owner’s knowledge of the unsafe conditions

Collecting this evidence on your own can be challenging. Our premises liability law firm on Long Island has experience gathering evidence in cases like yours.

Identifying the Parties Who May Be Liable

If you or a loved one was injured on someone else’s property, the liable party may be the property owner or manager, business owner, or another party.

For example, if you were injured in an elevator accident caused by failure to repair an unsafe condition, the property owner or business owner could be liable. However, the accident may have happened because the elevator’s designers or manufacturers failed to identify a defect. In this scenario, the company that designed or manufactured the defective elevator component may be liable for your damages.

Fighting for Appropriate Financial Restitution

Your focus right now should be on your recovery. You do not want to burden yourself with the process of fighting for a fair settlement. Our Long Island premises liability lawyers can handle negotiation and communication with the insurance company for you. We will fight for the settlement you need.

Long Island Premises Liability Cases: The Importance of Proving Liability

To bring a successful premises liability lawsuit, you must show that you were injured because a property owner failed to address safety hazards in a reasonable time frame.

Consider the following example: You are injured in a slip-and-fall accident because you tripped over an obstruction in the parking lot of a business. Various factors must be considered to determine whether you may recover. Perhaps you tripped over the obstruction at night because the property or business owner failed to install adequate lighting. This is an instance in which you may qualify for compensation.

Insurance companies may not be motivated to compensate victims fairly if they can avoid doing so. When you file a claim, you need to present substantial evidence showing you were injured as a result of the other party’s carelessness. Our team is prepared to do this on your behalf.

Additional Examples of Premises Liability Accidents on Long Island

The scenario described above is just one example of a potential premises liability case. Other accidents that may justify filing a premises liability lawsuit include the following:

  • You slipped over ice in the parking lot of a business because no one applied a deicing agent within a reasonable amount of time after the storm ended.
  • You were injured because the owner of a store, mall, or similar facility failed to properly maintain an escalator or elevator that broke down.
  • You slipped over a recently mopped floor at a business because an employee did not put up a wet floor caution sign.
  • You were exposed to a chemical hazard on someone else’s property because they didn’t put up caution signs or otherwise alert you to the hazard’s presence.
  • You were shot or injured by another act of violence on someone else’s property because they failed to implement adequate safety and security protocols.
  • You suffered severe burn injuries in an apartment fire because your landlord failed to ensure you had a working smoke detector.
  • A dog bit you in a public park because the dog owner failed to keep the dog under control.

Those are merely a few examples. If you are unsure of whether your case qualifies as a violation of New York’s premises liability laws, our Long Island accident attorneys can review the circumstances of your injury and help you explore your legal options.

Statute of Limitations for New York Premises Liability Accidents

On Long Island, New York, there is generally a three-year statute of limitations for personal injury cases per CPLR § 214 and a two-year statute of limitations for wrongful death cases per EPTL § 5-4.1. While there are exceptions to these time limits, it is best to get started on your case right away.

Contact a Long Island Premises Liability Lawyer From Shulman & Hill

The Long Island premises liability lawyers at Shulman & Hill can represent you during your personal injury case and fight for an appropriate settlement. Leave the heavy lifting to us and focus on recovering from your injuries.

Call us at (555) 555-5555 or contact us online to get started on your case with a free legal consultation.


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We have helped thousands of New Yorkers recover more than $400 million in compensation

We have helped thousands of New Yorkers recover more than $400 million in compensation

We have helped thousands of New Yorkers recover more than $400 million in compensation


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