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In New York, property owners are legally entitled to maintain safe premises to prevent serious accidents and injuries from occurring on their property. If a property owner fails to maintain a safe environment for everyone to be in, they can be held liable for any damages that occur as a direct result of their negligence. If you are someone who has suffered an injury due to a property owner’s negligence, contact a skilled New York City Premises Liability Attorney who can help you understand your legal options. In addition, continue to follow along to discover how long you have to file a premises liability claim in New York. 

What is the statute of limitations for premises liability claims in New York?

In New York, the statute of limitations for premises liability claims is three years. Essentially, that means you have three years from the date of the accident to file a claim against a negligent party. If you fail to file a claim within this time frame you will be barred from pursuing legal action in the future. Essentially, if you miss the deadline, you are forfeiting your right to seek monetary compensation for your economic and non-economic damages. It is critical to file a claim within the right period to ensure you have an opportunity to collect reasonable compensation for your losses.

Additionally, you should file a claim as soon as possible as to ensure you have adequate time to collect pertinent evidence that can corroborate your claim and prove your injuries were the direct result of a property owner’s negligence. As with any other type of claim, the court will require you to fulfill the burden of proof. Generally, you will have to prove that your injuries were caused as a direct result of the property owner’s negligence. Property owners are required to remedy any hazardous conditions on their premises to prevent accidents and injuries. If they fail to attend to dangerous property conditions promptly, they are negligent as they are responsible for maintaining a safe property.

Further, proving a premises liability claim can be challenging. Following a slip-and-fall accident, you should seek immediate medical attention. From here, if you can, you should capture pictures of the dangerous property conditions and collect contact information from any witnesses. Both of these actions can help corroborate your claim and fulfill the burden of proof. If you have been injured in a slip-and-fall accident, it is in your best interest to retain the legal services of a skilled New York City premises liability lawyer who can help you seek financial compensation for your losses.

For more information on premises liability claims, please contact one of our determined and trusted team members. Our firm is committed to helping our clients achieve favorable results.


Settlement to a barista who slipped and fell on a defective stairwell while working for Starbucks who sustained back injuries requiring multiple surgeries in 2012.


Settlement to a woman who was assaulted and sustained back/hip injuries in 2015.


Verdict to a high school student who was assaulted by a school dean during her lunch period dislocating her hip in 2014.


Settlement to a man who was run over by a dump truck on a Brooklyn street causing him to sustain multiple injuries, including but not limited to a broken leg and detached urethra in 2019.


Settlement to a woman who slipped and fell down a wet stairwell in a New York City Housing Authority building requiring a back surgery in 2018.

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