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Premises Liability

If you have sustained injuries on someone else’s property as a result of the owner’s or tenant’s negligence, a premises liability claim can be brought against the negligent party in order to collect compensation. This can provide you with monetary damages for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost earnings and other costs associated with your injuries.

The circumstances present in unsafe premises cases can take many forms, often involving risks such as wet floors, uneven sidewalks, icy surfaces, poor lighting, poorly constructed stairs or floors, aggressive dogs and negligent security. Premises liability suits can be brought against a variety of parties, including commercial businesses, landlords, tenants and homeowners.

Slips, Trips And Falls

Thousands of people are injured each year when they fall due to a slippery surface or uneven area. The key to determining whether an accident is the result of negligence is determining the answer to this question: Should the property owner or tenants have known about the unsafe conditions and taken action? Witnesses can be the key to finding the answer and in providing corroborating evidence to present to juries, which are often skeptical of these claims. So too, a safety expert may provide useful perspective and testimony if needed.

At O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, our attorneys will build the strongest possible case on your behalf, using experts, eyewitness testimony, pictures of the scene and other evidence, if available. We will hold the insurance company accountable for all of the damage you have been dealt by the negligence of others.

Contact O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, In New York City

Whether you were injured in a business, hotel or restaurant, victimized at an apartment complex or place of lodging, or even bitten by a dangerous dog, we can help you obtain prompt compensation. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation to learn more about how we can help you recover the money you deserve. If you cannot come to our Manhattan office, our lawyers will go to you.


“O’Dwyer & Bernstien has helped me in several different situations over the last 12 years that I’ve lived in NYC. They’re my go-to firm because they always obtain the results that I need and deserve. They’re also located in downtown Manhattan, which makes them very convenient. The office and people that work there are exactly what you’d expect from a top tier law firm in the world’s greatest city.”

“When I got hurt in a traffic accident while riding my bike in New York City, my friend suggested I speak to O’Dwyer & Bernstien. Upon my initial phone conversation with a lawyer from the firm I was impressed by his courtesy, quick return phone calls and concise explanation of the legal tactics available to me. After meeting face to face with him, I decided immediately to retain O’Dwyer & Bernstien to represent me in my personal injury case. I was very happy with my attorney and with the outcome of my case. I highly recommend O’Dwyer & Bernstien to anyone seeking legal representation.”

“I retained O’Dwyer & Bernstien on the recommendation of a friend. I was immediately impressed by the firm’s experience and reputation in personal injury law. From the start, my ODB attorney walked me through the process, answered all my questions, explained everything clearly, kept me updated regularly and always promptly returned my telephone calls and emails. My attorney was knowledgeable, professional, courteous and diligent. My case moved through the court system quickly. As trial neared, the insurance company saw that my attorney was experienced and thoroughly prepared to try my case to verdict. As a result, the insurance company caved and settled my case for the full limits of the insurance policy. I love my ODB attorney!”

“When I was hurt on the job I had nowhere to turn for help. I had been working as an electrician’s helper, but my boss was not insured and he had no license to do electrical work. I had just had a new baby girl and Con Ed was going to shut off my lights. A friend told me to call O’Dwyer & Bernstien. They took action right away and got great money for my case. ODB helped me get my life back on track. I will always be grateful.”