Rochester, NY Premises Liability Lawyer

When an accident of any type is caused by the negligence of a property owner, the property owner should be held accountable for the injuries a person suffers. Claims against property owners are referred to as premises liability claims.

At Kammholz Law, we have nearly 35 years of experience holding residential and commercial property owners accountable for injuries suffered by people like you. We can help you pursue financial compensation for any past, present and future financial losses and physical damages related to your injury. We are Rochester-based premises liability law firm that is knowledgeable, experienced, compassionate and dedicated to helping you recover the highest level of compensation for your injuries while also delivering you peace of mind. You are not a number, you are a highly valued client, who is seeking financial and oftentimes, emotional recovery from the serious injuries you have suffered.

Respected Representation In Premises Liability Cases

You may be wondering: “do I have a case?” Contact us and we will answer your questions quickly, honestly and provide our advice on the proper next steps, if any. Most importantly, when we work together, you’ll be confident that everything’s going to be alright.

Experienced Representation For Victims Of Premises Liablity Accidents

Slip-and-fall accidents, along with trip-and-fall accidents, are the most common type of premises liability claim. These are cases in which a person slips on some sort of liquid that has been spilled on a walkway, a patch of ice that the building owner failed to salt, or a trip over an object, such as a broken sidewalk or parking lot pothole.

These types of cases require proving that a property owner knew of the defective condition or that it exised for such a period of time that the property owner should have known of the defective condition. In order to be considered negligent, a property owner must have known about a hazard and had time to address it. For example, if a freezer in a grocery store leaked for weeks and the owner knew about it, the owner can be held accountable if someone slips on water that leaked out. On the other hand, if there is a sudden leak and a person slips before a property owner has had the opportunity to deal with it, there is no negligence.

Representation In All Types Of Premises Liability Cases

We at Kammholz Law can represent you on any type of premises liability cases, such as:

  • Slip-and-fall accidents (snow and/or ice)
  • Trip and fall accidents
  • Hazardous property conditions
  • Defective sidewalk and/or stair accidents
  • Dog bites

We handle cases involving accidents at private houses, apartment buildings and rental properties, as well as cases involving malls, grocery stores, department stores, bars and restaurants, gas stations and businesses of all types.

Statute of Limitations on a Premises Liability Claim

It is in your best interest to immediately start the investigation into whether you have a valid personal injury claim after an accident.

In addition, there are time limits called “statutes of limitations” on how long you have to file a personal injury lawsuit in New York. You must bring a formal lawsuit before the statute of limitations expires or you will be forever barred from doing so.

The statute of Limitations for your claim depends on who the negligent party is. The statute of limitations can be as short as one (1) year from the date of the accident or as long as three (3) years from the date of accident. You may also be required to file a “Notice of Claim” with the municipality within ninety (90) days of the incident.

Contact Kammholz Law to determine whether you have a claim and the applicable statute of limitations. We are here to help!

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Paying For Your Personal Injury Case

We Get Paid Only When You Get Paid

There’s no cost to find out whether you have a case. There is also no upfront costs to pursue a case, should you have one. If there is a successful outcome, we receive our costs and a percentage of what you receive called a contingency fee. In New York, the contingency fee for negligence cases, such as a premises liability accident, is one-third (33.3%) of the total damages paid. Percentage is calculated on the net amount after expenses and disbursements are deducted.

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