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Long Island Premises Liability Lawyer

Property owners and similar parties, such as business owners, have a responsibility to minimize the chances of others being injured on their properties. This is the basis of premises liability laws. In New York, property owners have a duty to take reasonable steps to guard against preventable accidents.

You may have been injured because someone failed to take such steps. If so, you can potentially recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and related losses.

Our Long Island premises liability attorneys at Shulman & Hill can help you pursue compensation in these circumstances. To learn more, contact us today and schedule a free legal consultation.

Long Island Premises Liability Cases: Essential Information

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

  • Injuries that require costly medical treatment
  • Severe injuries that prevent you from working and earning an income
  • Intangible losses and challenges, 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 or other responsible party not been negligent. The experts at our Long Island personal injury law firm can help you pursue compensation by gathering the necessary evidence that shows why and how you were injured.

Long Island Premises Liability Cases: The Importance of Proving Negligence

In order to file a 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 compensation in these circumstances.

Perhaps you tripped over the obstruction at night. This may have occurred because the property or business owner failed to install adequate lighting. As a result, you were unable to see the obstruction. This is an instance in which you would likely qualify to file a claim for compensation.

This highlights the importance of working with one of our qualified Long Island premises liability lawyers when seeking 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 negligence. Your chances of successfully doing so will be much greater when you have legal representation.

Additional Examples of Long Island Premises Liability Cases

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 in a timely manner.
  • 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 presence of the hazard.
  • 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.

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, you can review it for free with one of our Long Island premises liability lawyers.

How Our Long Island Premises Liability Law Firm Can Help You

Enlisting the assistance of expert Long Island premises liability lawyers when seeking compensation is wise 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 negligence, an insurer may deny your claim or offer a reasonably low 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
  • Reviewing any evidence you provide us with, such as pictures of the scene in the immediate aftermath of your accident
  • Interviewing witnesses
  • Reviewing maintenance logs

Collecting this evidence on your own can be challenging. You have substantially better odds of presenting a strong case if you leverage the resources of our premises liability law firm in Long Island.

Identifying the parties who may be liable

You may only recover compensation from those genuinely responsible for providing it. When you are injured on someone else’s property, the liable party is often the property owner, business owner, or a relevant party, but there are exceptions.

Perhaps you were injured in an elevator accident. The liable party would typically be the property owner or business owner if it is found that your accident occurred because they failed to repair a known issue.

However, the accident may have happened because the elevator’s designers or manufacturers failed to identify a defect. They would be responsible for compensating you in this scenario.

Shulman & Hill’s investigators are qualified to identify all of the parties who may be held liable for your accident.


Your focus right now should be on your recovery. You do not want to burden yourself with the process of negotiating for a fair settlement. We will negotiate with insurers on your behalf to recover appropriate compensation, and will not hesitate to take your case to trial if they refuse to settle.

Why Choose 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 proves we are the right Long Island premises liability attorneys to handle your case. Call us at 516.613.3196 or contact us online to schedule your free legal consultation to learn more.


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We have helped thousands of New Yorkers recover more than $300 million in compensation

We have helped thousands of New Yorkers recover more than $300 million in compensation

We have helped thousands of New Yorkers recover more than $300 million in compensation


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