Premises Liability


Serving clients throughout the Tri-State area

Slip-and-fall accidents make up a large portion of premises liability cases in New York. However, not all premises liability cases need to involve a slip-and-fall accident. Any type of unsafe property condition can cause serious injury to a guest or visitor. The Law Offices of Tacopina Seigel & DeOreo provides premium legal service to New Yorkers who sustain injury because of premises liability accidents. Additionally, the firm’s legal team recognizes the importance of acting promptly in helping injury victims file claims for compensation.

Types of slip-and-fall cases NYC lawyers handle

What separates the attorneys at Tacopina Seigel & DeOreo from other injury lawyers in the area is their dedication to you, their client, and their skill in the courtroom. Over the years, Tacopina Seigel & DeOreo has developed a well-earned reputation for being one of the most trusted law firms in New York. The firm’s experienced injury lawyers frequently assist clients with the following types of premises liability cases:

  • Slip-and-fall accidents
  • Elevator accidents
  • Inadequate security lighting
  • Dog and other animal bites

Slip-and-fall claims

The civil lawyers at the Law Offices of Tacopina Seigel & DeOreo can effectively advocate for your slip-and-fall claim. What follows are some of the issues the firm’s NYC premises liability attorneys frequently handle on behalf of slip-and-fall injury clients:

  • Personal injury pleading requirements:

    Premises liability actions are based on the duty of property owners or occupiers to keep their property in safe condition and free from hazards. The plaintiff in a premises liability case must prove: the defendant owned or controlled the property; the defendant failed to properly maintain the property in a safe condition or failed to give the plaintiff notice of hazards on the property; and the plaintiff was injured due to of plaintiff’s failure to maintain or give notice. These standards vary based upon the age of the plaintiff, the plaintiff’s status as licensee, invitee or trespasser and the nature of the property on which the injury occurred.

  • Issues to look for during discovery: 

    Slip-and-fall incidents in public places and commercial spaces are often caught on video security cameras. This type of video evidence can be essential to winning a slip-and-fall case. Another key issue in slip-and-fall lawsuits revolves around whether the property owner had notice of the defect or hazard that caused your injury. Eyewitness statements obtained through depositions can be invaluable to addressing this issue. A New York slip-and-fall lawyer at Tacopina Seigel & DeOreo can use information obtained through the discovery process to build a solid case against the defendant.

  • Using expert witnesses:

    Materials engineers, safety experts and medical doctors are essential to proving causation, liability and damages in slip-and-fall cases.

Successful team of premises liability attorneys serving NYC

A slip-and-fall accident can cause catastrophic injuries. If you are a victim, let the Law Offices of Tacopina Seigel & DeOreo fight for your rights. Call today at 212-227-8877 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with an experienced attorney at the firm.