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Port Chester Property Injury (Premises Liability) Lawyer

Whether you are visiting someone’s home, going to the grocery store, or at work, you have the right to a safe environment, as property owners are responsible for maintaining their businesses and homes, and warning people about potential hazards. Unfortunately, many owners fail to do this, significantly increasing the likelihood of serious injuries. If you have been hurt on someone else’s property through no fault of your own, you have the right to file a claim and seek financial compensation for your losses. 

After sustaining injuries due to a premises liability accident, you deserve to focus on your recovery instead of worrying about the legal process. Fortunately, our experienced lawyers at Lever & Ecker, PLLC, are here to support you every step of the way. We have over 65 years of combined experience advocating for New Yorkers’ rights, so you can trust us to handle your claim with the utmost care and attention. Our compassionate team understands the complicated nature of these claims. Therefore, we communicate with you consistently and openly to explain your claim’s full scope and legal options.

What Do You Need to Prove Fault in a New York Premises Liability Claim?

As the victim filing a premises liability claim, you are responsible for proving fault. This is called the burden of proof, and it involves presenting evidence that demonstrates that: 

  • The responsible party owed you a duty to care for your safety
  • They breached this duty by acting negligently (or worse)
  • This negligence directly caused your injuries
  • Your injuries resulted in damages

We understand this burden of proof may seem overwhelming, but we can gather supporting evidence to create a strong, effective claim. Depending on the details of your accident and where it occurred, we may collect information such as:

  • Photos of your injuries
  • Witness testimony
  • Video footage 
  • Bills and statements
  • Personal statements
  • Medical records
  • Expert opinions
  • Maintenance records
  • Contracts and related documents

Our passionate lawyers leave no stone unturned and we consider every detail when pursuing your claim. We understand the tactics insurance companies use to undermine your claim and try to lowball you, so we gather as much evidence as possible to give you the best chance of achieving a successful outcome.

What Potential Damages Can You Collect for Your Port Chester Premises Liability Claim?

After suffering injuries due to a property owner’s negligence, you may worry about treatment costs and how your injuries may impact your future. These physical and emotional damages deserve recognition, so we fight tirelessly to accurately calculate your damages, which may include:

  • Pain and suffering (past and future)
  • Lost wages and income (past and future)
  • Medical expenses (past and future)
  • Emotional distress
  • Hospital bills
  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation
  • Prescribed medications
  • Reduced quality of life
  • Disfigurement
  • Punitive damages

If you were partially at fault for your injuries, you might still collect damages thanks to New York’s comparative negligence system. Each party involved receives a percentage of responsibility for the incident, to then determine the amount of damages. For instance, if your claim is worth $100,000, and you are found 25% at fault for the accident, you will recover $75,000. Insurance companies try to use this rule to assign you an unfair percentage of fault, but we use our unmatched negotiation skills to ensure you recover the compensation to which you  are entitled.

How Can a Lawyer Handle Your New York Premises Liability Claim?

Dealing with the aftermath of getting hurt on someone else’s property can be overwhelming, and you may not know what to do next. Fortunately, you do not have to go through it alone. Our lawyers at Lever & Ecker, PLLC, can handle every aspect of your claim, including, just by way of example:

  • Conducting a thorough investigation
  • Collecting and analyzing evidence
  • Accurately calculating your claim’s worth
  • Negotiating with insurance companies
  • Interviewing witnesses
  • Answering all your legal questions
  • Filing your claim properly
  • Taking your claim to trial if necessary

After a premises liability accident, it is essential to contact a lawyer right away, as New York law only gives you three years (at most, and sometimes far less, particularly where a municipal entity is involved) to file your claim. While this may seem like plenty of time, your recovery and other delays can make it difficult to meet this deadline on your own. Our effective lawyers ensure your claim gets filed on time so you do not miss your chance to fight for your rights and receive your deserved compensation.

Contact a Trusted Port Chester Premises Liability Lawyer at Lever & Ecker, PLLC

If a property owner failed to warn you of a potential hazard or to properly maintain their property and caused you harm, they neglected their duty of care and should be held accountable. With our Port Chester lawyers at Lever & Ecker, PLLC, you have the best chance of receiving full compensation. With our top-notch legal services and personalized solutions, you can focus on recovery and have a stress-free legal experience.

In our 65+ years of combined experience, our award-winning lawyers have successfully represented thousands of clients. We take a hands-on approach to every claim and guide you through every step of the legal process with our informed advice and honest communication. Our caring lawyers understand the difficulties of premises liability injuries, so we do everything we can to support you and fiercely advocate for a positive outcome. Give us a call today at (914) 288-9191 or (718) 933-3632 for a free consultation. Alternatively, you can fill out our contact form

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