If you were injured on someone else’s property because of unsafe property conditions in Manhattan, you’re most likely wondering if you have a valid premises liability claim. Read on and speak with our Manhattan slip and fall attorney to learn more about premises liability claims and how we can help if you’ve been hurt.
What makes a premises liability claim a valid one in Manhattan?
To win a premises liability claim in Manhattan, it is the plaintiff’s duty to prove that he or she was injured as a result of another party’s negligence. More specifically, a plaintiff is required, by law, to prove the following:
- The property owner owed the plaintiff a duty of care.
- The property owner either knew or should have reasonably known about the unsafe property conditions.
- The property owner failed to take action to fix the property conditions timely, breaching his or her duty of care.
- The plaintiff encountered the unsafe property conditions and sustained an injury as a result.
- The injury caused the plaintiff to incur significant damages.
What are some of the most common types of injuries that result in valid claims?
There are various instances that may warrant premises liability claims. For example, if a property owner fails to clear away snow or ice timely and a person slips, falls, and breaks a bone because of it, they should be entitled to compensation. Additionally, if spills or other hazards are left uncleared away in retail stores, restaurants, supermarkets, or otherwise and someone is injured as a result, the establishment may also be liable for their injuries. The bottom line is that if you were hurt because of unsafe property conditions that should have been cleared away or remedied, you should have a valid claim,
Do I have to bring a personal injury claim within a certain amount of time in Manhattan?
You do. The statute of limitations for premises liability claims in Manhattan is, generally, three years. This means that in most cases, you will have to bring your claim within three years of the date of your accident. Note that if you were injured on government or state/city-owned property, you will have to bring a Notice of Claim within a matter of months, which is why it is always best you speak with an attorney as soon as you can.
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