Premises Liability

Premises Liability and Negligent Security Lawyers in Manhattan, New York City

Premises liability and negligent security law establishes that, if you are hurt on someone else's property because of the owner's negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. This negligence can come in the form of a failure to maintain the property or even the failure to warn guests of a potential hazard. At Kelner & Kelner, Attorneys at Law, our negligent security and premises liability lawyers — serving Manhattan, New York City, and victims across the state — have successfully litigated many such cases and can help you obtain the restitution you deserve. Contact our personal injury attorneys for a premises liability consultation.

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Negligent Security

Negligent security law pertains to legal claims asserted by individuals who are attacked or victimized on someone else's property. Under premises liability law, a property owner or the party responsible for maintaining the property may be held liable for the injuries of another party if they were the result of a dangerous condition that existed on the property. While there are several circumstances that can create unsafe conditions, negligent security law addresses only those unsafe conditions related to third party attacks. It must be shown that a given attack was forseeable, in light of the lack of security and prior crimes in the vicinity. If you have been attacked and believe that you may have a negligent security claim, contact our premises liability lawyers and schedule a case consultation.

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Premises Liability Lawsuits

The pertinent issue in most premises liability cases is determining whether the owner was negligent in his or her duties, either in physically eliminating hazardous conditions or warning visitors about them. Often the owner will be found partially at fault for injuries, a finding that results in the plaintiff receiving just a percentage of the damages awarded instead of the full amount. Our premises liability lawyers, located in Manhattan, New York City and serving personal injury and wrongful death victims statewide, are experienced in this area of litigation and can help you obtain compensation for your injuries. Schedule a complimentary consultation with our legal team today for an evaluation of your case.

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Types of Visitors

Traditional premises liability law differentiates between three types of visitors on property owned or managed by someone else. The first is an invitee, or someone on the premises for business or commercial purposes. The second is a licensee, or someone on the property for non-business purposes with the explicit or implicit permission of the owner. The third type of visitor is a trespasser, or a person on the premises without the owner's permission.

Laws for the first two types of visitors, those on the premises legally, are similar. Meanwhile, there is some variance in the laws regarding illegal trespassers, though the owner of the property may still be held liable for injuries in some cases. For more information about premises liability or negligent security, contact our lawyers. Also, be sure to check out our page on slip-and-fall accidents.

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Liability — Who is responsible?

Under U.S. law, the party that “possesses” the property is liable for any injuries suffered on it as a result of unsafe conditions, including inadequate security. Possession is defined as occupying or controlling the property, regardless of whether the owner is present when the injury occurs. Responsibility for the safety of the property can be legally delegated in some cases, and owners are generally responsible for maintaining public sidewalks adjacent their premises. Unsafe conditions can result from lack of maintenance or the lack of a warning to visitors about unsafe conditions. Our personal injury attorneys have the experience necessary to win these complicated claims, and as skillful premises liability lawyers, they can help you hold those responsible for your injuries legally accountable for their negligence.

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Contact Our Premises Liability / Negligent Security Lawyers

At Kelner & Kelner, Attorneys at Law, our negligent security and premises liability lawyers in Manhattan, New York City, will aggressively and intelligently represent you. Contact our office for more information; we can help you obtain the compensation to which you are entitled. Our attorneys work on a contingency basis, so if we do not obtain a favorable verdict or settlement on your behalf, we do not accept any legal fees. We boast an impressive track record of verdicts and settlements; find out what we can do for you.

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