Typically, when a trespasser is hurt on someone else’s property, the property owner is not liable for their injuries. However, there are certain select circumstances wherein a trespasser may actually sue for an injury. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced Manhattan slip and fall lawyer to learn more about these claims and how our legal team may be able to help you. Here are some of the questions you may have:
Is a trespasser allowed to sue for an injury in Manhattan?
Contrary to popular belief, there are certain circumstances that may warrant a trespasser suing for an injury. For example, if a property owner has a dangerous guard dog, but fails to post a sign warning people of the dangerous dog and someone is hurt as a result, the injured party may actually have a valid claim against the property owner. Additionally, if you can prove that the property owner knew you were on their property and also knew of unsafe property conditions, yet the property owner failed to alert/warn you of those conditions and you were hurt as a result, you may also have a valid personal injury claim. That said, it’s worth repeating that in most cases, trespassers won’t have valid injury claims, as trespassing is against the law.
What damages can an injured party recover in a personal injury claim?
If you do have a valid claim as a trespasser, you may recover compensation to help you deal with the economic and non-economic damages you’ve sustained in the accident. Economic damages involve the cost of surgeries, overnights in hospitals, rehabilitation, and other financial costs you’ve incurred because of your injury. Non-economic damages, on the other hand, deal with the intangible yet very real damages caused by an accident, such as the loss of enjoyment of life, disfigurement, scarring, pain and suffering, loss of consortium, and more. If you were hurt and you need compensation to get your life back, please don’t hesitate to speak with our experienced legal team today. We are here to fight for you, every step of the way.
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