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If you have been injured on the property of another as a result of their negligence, you may be able to recover compensation under New York’s premises liability law. Reach out to the experienced New York personal injury attorneys at Hausman & Pendzick today. Below are some questions you may have on premises liability:

Who is responsible for a premises liability accident in New York?

In the state of New York, property owners have a duty to keep their properties safe for guests, clients, and in some cases, trespassers. If property owners are aware of a hazard on their property and do not fix it, they may be responsible for any of the premises liability accidents that can result.

Who must fulfill the burden of proof?

The burden lies within the injured party to prove that either the property owner knew of the hazard that caused your injuries, or that they reasonably should have known of the hazard. An attorney can aid in gathering all relevant evidence needed for your claim.

What should I do after a premises liability accident?

  • Call 911 – The police will arrive at the scene to file a police report and an ambulance will be dispatched.
  • Document the scene – Take photos and videos of all damage and injuries, as well as the hazardous conditions on the property.
  • Seek medical attention – Please ensure a medical doctor has properly treated your injuries. Ask your doctor for a copy of relevant medical documents that outline the proof of the origin and the severity of your injuries.

How long do I have to file a premises liability claim in New York?

If you would like to pursue legal action regarding a premises liability claim, you should do so as soon as possible. This is because New York has a deadline known as the statute of limitations. The statute of limitations for a personal injury claim in New York is three years from the date of the accident. Failure to comply with the statute of limitations by delaying the filing date of your claim can result in a lost opportunity to file that claim and recover compensation.

Contact an experienced personal injury attorney to ensure you have not missed any important deadlines in your case. If you have been injured due to another person’s failure to comply with their duty to maintain safe property conditions, you will likely have a premises liability claim. Contact Hausman and Pendzick today to get started.


Hausman & Pendzick effectively represent victims of negligence in Westchester County and across the state of New York. We understand how challenging life can be without financial compensation for serious injuries you have wrongly sustained. If you need a knowledgeable and skilled personal injury attorney to help you recover compensation after an accident, contact Hausman & Pendzick today.