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Manhattan Premises Liability Lawyer

Accidents can happen to anyone. However, they are often more likely to happen if those responsible for maintaining a safe property or environment are negligent. Premises liability laws require property owners, managers, and even extensions/representatives of ownership (such as employees at a business) to ensure the safety of anyone on their properties.

While property owners cannot exercise universal and total control over the safety of guests, they can and must take reasonable steps to minimize the chances of others being harmed due to hazardous conditions on the premises. Unfortunately, property owners sometimes neglect this duty. You may be entitled to compensation if you or a loved one in the Manhattan area was harmed in a slip and fall or similar accident as a result of their negligence.

You can review your case with a Manhattan personal injury lawyer to learn more. At Shulman & Hill, our experienced Manhattan premises liability attorneys are prepared to help you recover the full amount of compensation that you may be entitled to. Schedule your free legal consultation to learn more.

Understanding Manhattan Premises Liability Cases

According to New York’s premises liability laws, you may be entitled to compensation for losses like medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering if you were injured on someone else’s property due to unsafe conditions. You must show that:

  • You were injured because the property owner or other relevant party failed to guard against, eliminate, or warn you of a hazardous condition.
  • You were injured as a result of their negligence.

This highlights one of many reasons it is highly advisable to enlist the help of our Manhattan personal injury law firm when seeking compensation. They can review the circumstances of your accident for free and tell you if you may qualify to file a personal injury lawsuit.

Manhattan Premises Liability Cases: An Example

Perhaps you are shopping at the supermarket. At some point, an item fell from a shelf. You turn the corner without seeing it and trip as a result. This accident leaves you with severe injuries that require costly medical treatment.

Can you file a premises liability lawsuit to recover compensation accordingly? That depends on certain factors, including the amount of time that passed between when the item fell to the floor and when your accident happened.

The owners, employees, and managers of the supermarket need to keep an eye out for hazards that can cause accidents like the one in the example above. They need to vigilantly monitor the premises for such hazards and address them promptly when they find any. You may have a case if, by the time you tripped over the item on the floor, someone should have found it and returned it back to its spot on the shelf.

Other Examples of Manhattan Premises Liability Cases

Manhattan premises liability cases come in many forms. The following are merely a few additional examples:

  • You tripped over an obstruction in the parking lot of a business because weak outdoor lighting prevented you from seeing the obstruction on a dark night
  • You slipped over ice in the outdoor areas of a property because ownership failed to apply de-icing agents in a timely manner
  • You were injured on a defective escalator, elevator, or similar piece of equipment because ownership had not followed a proper maintenance schedule
  • Lack of proper security measures at a nightclub or similar establishment allowed a violent individual to enter the premises and commit a shooting or similar act of violence, injuring you and others
  • You were exposed to hazardous chemicals or substances on someone’s property that lacked warning signs

The Role of a Manhattan Premises Liability Law Firm

The premises liability experts at our Manhattan personal injury law firm are qualified to build the strongest possible case for compensation on your behalf.

The following are a few key ways we may help you pursue the compensation to which you may be entitled:

Investigating the Accident

Investigating the accident to determine who may be at fault is essential. Although a property owner or manager is often the negligent party in these cases, there are exceptions. For example, an accident on an escalator may be the result of inadequate maintenance, or it may be the result of a defect that the escalator’s designers/manufacturers overlooked.

Handling Administrative Tasks

Our premises liability attorneys can help by handling administrative tasks and all major correspondence with insurance companies, doctors, and similar parties. Allow us to handle these tasks so you can spend more time focusing on your recovery.


Negotiating with insurance companies and attorneys can be a challenge for those who do not practice law. When you file a claim, an insurance company’s goal may be to pay out as little as possible.

Our Manhattan premises liability lawyers understand their tactics and can negotiate for a fair settlement that covers the full extent of your injuries on your behalf. If an insurer refuses to offer adequate compensation, we can pursue your case in trial and fight for a favorable verdict.

Why Choose Shulman & Hill?

The outcome of your case is not something you should leave up to chance. Instead, let Shulman & Hill’s premises liability attorneys represent you every step of the way. We have a proven track record of success and have secured millions of dollars in compensation for our clients over the years.

Schedule a free legal consultation with our team online, or call us today at 212.221.1000. You will only pay for our services if we secure compensation for you.


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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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