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Premises Accidents

Premises Accidents

If you have been injured or have suffered from a premise accident, you could be entitled to compensation. Premises are land and building together considered as property. Premises accident liability makes a person who is in possession of property (in which someone is injured) responsible for their injuries if there is negligence or some other wrongful act has been conducted. This can often be a complex area of law.

When our office accepts a new premises case, we analyze what we need to do in order to prove the case so that it meets the standards of current case law. Often extensive discovery has to take place in order to explore all aspects and key elements of the accident. Sometimes cases can only be proven through the defendants records of testimony. Many times new court decisions are rendered, which alter the burden of proof we must sustain. By concentrating knowledgeable staff attorneys in this area of the law, we often achieve superior results.

It’s important to note that only large and well financed law firms have the resources to choose and pay for compelling evidence that best demonstrates applicable case law elements. Slip and Fall cases have been an important and integral part of our firm’s history and body of knowledge for many generations. We have honed and developed trial techniques, as well as talent, that have been proved to bring these type of tricky (and often difficult) matters to fruition verdicts.

Unsafe Building Injuries

In New York, property owners have a responsibility to maintain their buildings and to keep people reasonably safe from harm in those buildings. When unsafe building conditions exist, it may cause an accident that results serious injuries. Premises liability law is designed to protect people from harm and to help them pay for medical bills, lost earnings, pain and suffering and other related expenses.

Premises liability involves unsafe building conditions (caused by poor or improper maintenance or cleaning), environmental hazards (caused by peeling lead paint or toxic mold), poorly lit hallways and stairwells, debris, falls due to snow or ice, broken sidewalks, and a wide range of other issues such as:

  • Fires, burns and explosions
  • Collapsed ceilings
  • Falls on stairways or escalators
  • Elevator accidents
  • Exposure and/or ingestion of lead paint
  • Negligent building and property security resulting in assault or sexual assault
  • Animal bites
  • School or playground injuries

Our attorneys at Harmon, Linder & Rogowsky have over 30 years of experience handling personal injury and premises liability cases. Any type of building, from retail stores, malls or grocery stores to government buildings.

Burn Injuries

Burn injuries can scar, cause serious lasting injuries, and often be as emotionally painful as it is physically. The seriousness of a burn injury is usually characterized by the layers of skin that have been damaged as a result of the burn, as well as the actual size of the burn. There are three layers of skin – the epidermis, the dermis, and the hypodermis. Concurrently there are three degrees of burns – first, second, and third.

A burn survivor’s legal right to compensation may include:

  • Payment of medical bills – past and future.
  • Compensation for loss of income – past and future.
  • Vocational rehabilitation (job retraining).
  • Compensation for pain and suffering. This may include compensation for the horrific pain and suffering that the suvivor has endured and may continue to endure into the future as a result of the injury ,as well as any cosmetic disfigurement.
  • Loss of consortium – the spouse of a burn survivor may be entitled to compensation when an injury is so severe that it interferes with the injured party’s spousal relations. This may include loss of support, services, love, companionship, society, affection, and sexual relations.

It is important for individuals injured in a burn accident to understand their legal rights regarding their injury. If you or a loved one has been injured in an burn accident, the New York accident attorneys at Harmon, Linder & Rogowsky are dedicated to fighting for your rights.  To discuss your case with any of our experienced attorneys, please contact us today at 212-732-3665.