Premises Liability

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 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.

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 on the property. While several circumstances 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 foreseeable, in light of the lack of security and prior crimes in the vicinity. If you have been attacked and believe that you have a negligent security claim, contact our premises liability lawyers and schedule a case consultation.


Property owners have an obligation to maintain safe premises. If there are hazards, including ice, snow, wet floors and potholes, they must be repaired within a reasonable time. If there are icy conditions or slippery floors, the business must place clear warning signs of the dangerous area. Sidewalks can be dangerous and lead to trip-and-fall accidents.

Liability — Who Is Responsible?

Under New York law, the owner of a property generally has a duty to maintain it in a reasonably safe condition. This responsibility is sometimes transferred to a tenant. The responsible party may be liable for injuries suffered on it as a result of unsafe conditions, including inadequate security. Owners are generally responsible for maintaining public sidewalks adjacent to 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.

Dog Bites

Serving victims throughout New York, our personal injury attorneys also handle claims involving animal attacks and dog bites. Victims, too frequently children, are often seriously injured and may suffer long-term disability and incur significant medical expenses. The laws governing animal attacks and dog bites include a combination of city and county ordinances, state statutory and case law, and common law. Generally, all states hold a person responsible for a victim’s dog bite injuries if the person ordered the dog to attack the victim or if the person knowingly kept a dog that had previously bitten a person or exhibited known and dangerous propensities.

Contact Our Premises Liability/Negligent Security Lawyers

At Kelner & Kelner, our negligent security and premises liability lawyers in Manhattan 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.

$5,750,000 Settlement- Premises Accident

37 year old female, was injured in a building in Queens, New York when the external walkway collapsed. As a result of the accident, she sustained multiple fractures to her face, torso, arms and legs which required multiple surgeries.

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$3,100,000 Verdict - Premises Liability-

A 6 year old boy fractured his ankle in a skateboarding accident at a NY City Skate Park, in the Bronx. The jury verdict was reached in Bronx County, against City of New York.

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$1,300,000 Settlement - Negligent Security

A woman in her 60’s was injured at New York sporting event. The settlement was reached in New York County.

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$1,150,000 Settlement- Negligent Security -

A women visiting New York, was sexually assaulted in a Manhattan hotel. The claim for negligent security was settled prior to trial.

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