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Premises Liability

Negligent owners, landlords and building managers often delay, or avoid making much needed repairs to correct unsafe living conditions. For residents of New York City this is hardly a surprise. Common building defects that lead to serious accidents include uneven and defective elevators, broken surfaces, cracked sidewalks, slippery surfaces, broken door locks, broken steps, falling objects, improper signage, uneven floors and pavements, broken surfaces and sidewalks, slippery surfaces, improper signage, to name just some. Premises liability is a legal terms that also applies to situations where a person is injured, or killed, in a business or public property such as a hotel, shopping center and office building. Business owners, landlords, private property owners and managers, even government owners of everything from residential buildings to park lands and public pools have a duty to provide a safe and secure environment for residents and guests. When they neglect their responsibilities people get hurt, and killed. And when this happens victims have a right to seek compensation for their pain and suffering. To pay medical bills, make rent or mortgage payments. Cover for lost wages. If you are hurt on your, or someone else’s property, and it’s due to someone else’s negligence, filing a premises liability claim should be handled in a timely manner to preserve and protect vital evidence for use in a case.

In premises liability cases timing is critical in instances where statutes of limitations apply that limit the time you have to file a claim after an injury has occurred. The best thing for you to do in these situations is to speak with an experienced.

Claire Salant, 83, Old Bethpage, New York Fell and broker her hip

“It is so easy for people to take advantage of the elderly.  When I got hurt badly one cold rainy night on the way home from my Temple, I needed the help of a lawyer I could trust.  Someone who wouldn’t pressure me into doing anything I didn’t want to do,  just to make some money..." My premises liability case was much shorter than I thought it would be.  The judge ruled in my favor.
I was very, very satisfied with the outcome...Knowing I have a little money in the bank is such a great comfort."

New York premises liability lawyer. At Gurfein Douglas, you can rely on the scientific training of our two partners to uncover the often hidden technical details of your case that the untrained eye might miss. With degrees in engineering and biology hanging on walls right alongside their law diplomas, Richard Gurfein and Preston Douglas are your Lawyers With An Edge when fighting (Rich: list adversaries by priority). At Gurfein Douglas, our New York premises liability lawyers are prepared to handle any challenge, no matter how complicated, and any adversary, no matter how tough they think they are, to get you the justice, and the compensation, you deserve.

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Protecting your rights is not complicated or time consuming. Protecting your rights is our job. When you have been injured in an accident or by a defective product (such as a medical device or drug), protecting your rights is as easy as finding the right legal representative who knows the system and knows how to win your case.

Attorneys at Gurfein Douglas know what insurance companies look for in evaluating claims, how to make the most beneficial settlement offers and how to best prepare your case. Most other personal injury lawyers in New York simply do not have this kind of experience.


We have been leaders in these types of settlements; we are known by pharmaceutical companies, manufacturers, and their insurance companies and they know who they are up against. They know we will represent our clients fully and go to trial when necessary. Because of this, we often get you the largest possible settlement before trial. Not pennies on a dollar, but a meaningful settlement! If a fair settlement can’t be reached, we are the advocates you want in the courtroom.

Gurfein Douglas LLP — New York
11 Park Place, 7th Floor
New York City, NY 10007
Phone: (212) 406-1600
Toll-Free (866) 699-EDGE

Gurfein Douglas LLP — New Jersey
175 Rock Road, Bldg. 2
Glen Rock, NJ 07452
Phone: (201) 477-0094
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