Premises Liability

New York City Premises Liability Attorneys

Property-Related Accidents

If you have been injured on someone else's property, the owner of the property can be held liable for your injuries and losses. However, it is a rare property owner who will simply write an injured party a check for damages. More often, it is only aggressive litigation or the legitimate threat of a lawsuit that will make a property owner compensate an injury victim appropriately. If you have been injured on someone else's property in New York, you need the representation of a skilled, experienced legal team.

Call (800) 997-9109 or contact us online to receive reliable legal advice from our New York City premises liability lawyers.

Fighting for Maximum Compensation

At Restivo & Murphy LLP, we represent clients who have suffered serious injuries in property accidents. Our lawyers routinely travel to meet with clients throughout New York City's 5 boroughs, Long Island, Nassau County, and Suffolk County. We will give you the help you need wherever you are in the area.

With a well-earned track record of successful verdicts and settlements, we have built a reputation for maximizing our clients' compensation in premises liability and other personal injury matters. Rather than a quick settlement, our goal is to make sure you receive the full compensation award due to you for the losses you have suffered.

We can help you recover money for a range of damages, including:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Diminished earning capacity
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • Pain and suffering

Proving Premises Liability in NYC

Generally, in order to recover compensation for a premises liability claim, an individual will need to prove that the harm they suffered was the direct result of the owner’s negligence. Under New York law, an owner is negligent when they fail to uphold their duty of reasonable care to ensure their guests are safe from preventable harm. An injury victim will need to demonstrate that owner was responsible for their injuries by a preponderance of the evidence. That means the owner is more likely than not at fault for your injuries.

Our legal team is prepared to help you establish all the necessary elements to prove your claim, including:

  • The defendant occupied or controlled the property
  • You were on the property lawfully
  • Hazardous conditions existed on the property
  • The premises owner knew, or should have known, about the unsafe conditions and failed to address them
  • The owner’s negligence resulted in your injuries

Comparative Fault in Premises Liability Claims

In certain cases, a property owner may defend themselves by claiming comparative fault. Under comparative fault laws, if a judge finds that you were partially to blame for the incident leading to your injuries, your award will be reduced according to your percentage of fault. For example, if your losses amount to $50,000 and you were 50% at fault, your recovery will be $25,000. Our attorneys can help you fight against allegations of comparative fault to prevent the diminishing of your compensation.

New York Lawyers Handling Complex & Catastrophic Property Accident Claims

Although we handle all types of slip-and-fall and trip-and-fall injuries, attorneys from our firm focus on more complicated, catastrophic property cases.

For example, we represent clients injured in accidents on municipal properties, including:

  • Accidents in city buildings
  • Accidents on city construction sites
  • Public sidewalk accidents

Bringing a civil claim against a municipality is much more complicated than cases involving private parties, and our lawyers have been successful in many of these claims.

Contact Restivo & Murphy LLP

You will not pay attorney fees until we obtain a successful result for you.

Contact us online or call (800) 997-9109 to schedule your free initial consultation with our New York City premises liability attorneys.

HEar it from our clients

  • The best of the best at this firm!

    “Let me just say they are the best of the best at this firm!! There is no one better than them!!!!!! I will tell anyone and everyone I know to go to Todd and Lonneke!! They kept me posted every single step of the way during my case.”

    - Kristie M.
  • You guys are a great team and the best firm out there

    “All I can say is if you want someone who is determined and committed to settling your case, Mr. Restivo is the attorney to do it for you! Mr. Restivo and Lonneke guided me all throughout the case.”

    - Guirlaine J.
  • Thank You!

    “I met these amazing people in 2009 when I was involved in a motorcycle accident in which I was a passenger, the level of professionalism that was extended to me was so phenomenal and heartwarming that I was drawn into them and felt like I was being treated”

    - Michael B.
  • Highly recommend this law firm!

    “I was in a life-threatening automobile accident that had me in the hospital for a month. Todd Restivo & Patrick Murphy were there from day one until now. They made sure I was taken care of throughout the entire process.”

    - Phil W.
  • Todd and his team gave me my life back

    “The settlement amount that Todd fought hard for me to get far exceeded my expectations. I would highly recommend Todd and his staff to anyone who is nervous about their case being handled properly or anyone that is unsure which lawyer they should have hand”

    - Farah M.


  • $8,000,000 Fractured Pelvic & Urethral Injuries

    We've recovered a settlement for a 32-year-old bicyclist who was struck by a bus causing pelvic fractures and urethral injuries which required surgery.

  • $7,850,000 Neck, Back & Shoulder Injuries

    We've recovered a settlement for a woman who slipped and fell on snow and ice injuring her neck, back, and shoulder which required multiple surgeries.

  • $6,300,000 Fractured Foot & Amputation

    The verdict for a 47-year-old whose left foot was run over by a bus causing numerous foot fractures and the amputation of his big toe. The offer before trial was $1,050,000.

  • $4,250,000 Spinal Cord & Neck Injury

    We've recovered a settlement for a passenger involved in a motor vehicle accident with a tractor-trailer where the client sustained a spinal cord injury that required a neck surgery.

  • $4,025,000 Herniated Discs & Neck Surgery

    Resolution at the conclusion of trial for a 43-year-old who suffered herniated discs requiring neck surgery when his vehicle was struck by a school bus. The offer before trial was $75,000.

  • $3,700,000 Spinal Injuries

    We've recovered a settlement after a verdict in a liability trial for a 33-year-old construction worker who suffered spinal injuries in a work-related accident. The offer before the liability trial was $500,000.

  • $3,436,000 Neck Injuries

    A verdict for a 46-year-old man whose neck was injured by a falling traffic sign struck by a motor vehicle. The offer before trial was $325,000.

  • $2,850,000 Brachial Plexus Injury

    We've recovered a settlement in a motor vehicle accident case where the client sustained a brachial plexus injury with surgeries.

  • $2,500,000 Serious Injuries

    We've recovered a settlement after a verdict on liability in a motor vehicle accident case involving two clients who were passengers in an ambulette.

  • $2,000,000 Neck Injuries

    We've recovered a settlement for a 46-year-old woman whose prior neck condition was aggravated by a motor vehicle accident.


What Sets Us Apart?

  • Took a Verdict That Was One of the Top 10 in the United States
  • Recovered Hundreds of Millions of Dollars for Injured Clients
  • Aggressive Representation
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