What to do After an Injury on Someone Else’s Property

Injured on Someone Else’s Property?

Property owners have the legal responsibility to maintain safe conditions on their property. When the owners or their employees fail to do so, and someone is injured as a result, the victim can seek compensation for their expenses and losses. At Proner & Proner, our Manhattan, New York premises liability attorneys have the resources, the experience, and the willingness to investigate and litigate these cases. We utilize some of the nation’s most recognized experts in order to cut through the “red tape” and to determine what happened, how it happened, and how it could have been prevented. Together, we may be able to prevent it from happening to someone else.

If you have suffered an injury on someone else’s property, there are certain things you should do to ensure that your rights are properly protected. The more of these things you do, the more likely our Manhattan, New York premises liability attorneys will be able to obtain the full measure of damages to which you are entitled

For further information about premises liability law, please contact the personal injury attorneys of Proner & Proner today.

What to Do If You’ve Been Injured on Someone Else’s Property

In order to protect your legal rights and to lay a strong foundation to build your case, we must first collect all of the relevant evidence and be sure that you obtain medical care.

Remember, premises liability cases are different from most other personal injury cases. Most significantly, the evidence in these types of cases can disappear. In order to protect your legal rights and obtain adequate compensation, it is important that you act quickly.

If you have suffered an injury:

  1. Obtain the names and telephone numbers of all witnesses, as well as the property manager and employees;
  2. Document the accident with either an incident report from the property owner or call the police to make a police report;
  3. If feasible, take pictures of the area or condition which caused your injury;
  4. Do not discuss your accident with any insurance company representative; and
  5. Contact the Manhattan, New York premises liability attorneys of Proner & Proner to protect your legal rights and discuss what we can do for you.

Who We Represent

  • We represent victims of:
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Trip and fall accidents
  • Poor or inadequate security accidents
  • Faulty building and outdoor fixture design accidents
  • Obstructions in public walkways accidents
  • Falling objects accidents
  • Other negligent acts accidents

Even in cases where the loss is significant and the liability is clear, the property owner’s insurance company and his or her attorneys will try to minimize his or her costs and resist paying you fair compensation. In order to achieve a positive result in any personal injury action, you must be prepared to go to trial. At the law firm of Proner & Proner, our Manhattan, New York premises liability attorneys strategically protect your rights and aggressively work for your compensation in every case.

Contact Our Premises Liability Attorneys Today

For an evaluation of your premises liability case, please contact the attorneys of Proner & Proner today.


Last year we recovered over $15 million for our clients. With that money, our clients are able to pay their medical bills. They are getting their lives back on track after serious injuries and they are holding to account the people who wrongfully injured them.


$1,100,000.00 - Female, 35: Motorcyclist hit by oncoming traffic

Our client was riding on the back of a motorcycle going south when the defendant heading north made a left hand turn in front of the client, causing the accident.
Injuries: Fractured left leg which required surgery

We understand motorcyclists because we ride


$5,100,000.00 - Female, 43: Cyclist hit by truck

Our client was riding her bicycle when a truck was turning and came up onto the sidewalk. Our client went to back up and the truck struck her.
Injuries: Catastrophic injuries to entire right side of body below the waist resulting in amputation of the right leg and hind quarter; bladder rupture; multiple rib and spinal fractures.

$3,500,000.00 - Female, 33: Serious personal injury

Our client fell down the stairs and was knocked unconscious at a New York City
subway station.
Injuries: Fractured skull, subsequent seizure disorder.

$4,300,000.00 - Male, 63: Pedestrian hit by bus

Our client was crossing a street when a bus hit a car and the car spun and hit him.
Injuries: Traumatic brain injury; fractured shoulder.

$750,000.00 - Male, 35: Workers' compensation

Our client was changing a pump strainer on a hot air furnace when he stepped on a board and fell through the ceiling.
Injuries: Herniated disc which required surgery.