Middletown Premises Liability Lawyers
As you wander through Wallkill Plaza for your everyday shopping needs, you may assume that all the retailers in that location will offer a relatively safe experience to their guests.
Unfortunately, private and public property owners throughout the Middletown area, from Orange Plaza retailers to Paramount Theater, may fail to maintain their properties and keep everything in working order.
Did you suffer a premises liability accident, from a fall to injuries from a falling object, in Middletown? A Middletown premises liability lawyer from Finkelstein & Partners can help you learn more about the compensation you may deserve. Contact us for your free consultation.
Table of Contents
- Helping Middletown Premises Liability Victims
- How Much Compensation Should You Expect from a Middletown Premises Liability Claim?
- Premises Liability Accidents in Middletown: How Do They Occur?
- Fighting the Insurance Company After a Premises Liability Accident in Middletown
- What to Do After a Middletown Premises Liability Accident
- Middletown Premises Liability Accident FAQ
- Contact a Middletown Premises Liability Lawyer Today
Finkelstein & Partners: Helping Middletown Premises Liability Victims
If you found yourself with serious injuries due to the negligence of a Middletown property owner, you may have many questions about your next steps and your right to compensation. All too often, the insurance company that covers the property will make it difficult for you to get the compensation you deserve.
At Finkelstein & Partners, we help our clients with that fight and their quest for the compensation they deserve. We have helped many victims recover what they need; for example, among our other recent results, we helped a family obtain a $7.5 million settlement for a preventable fatal accident.
Our Client-Centric Approach
You may have many injuries and losses related to your accident, and you deserve compensation. Unfortunately, the liable party and the insurance company that covers that party may fail to provide you with the compensation you deserve and may try to shift the focus and blame you. At Finkelstein & Partners, we maintain a client-centric approach that keeps the focus where it belongs: on you and your needs resulting from the accident.
Easy Access to Your Attorney
Our Middletown office, conveniently located just off Route 211 near Middletown High School, offers easy access to clients in the Middletown area who need to come in person for a consultation. Furthermore, we try to make it as easy as possible for our clients to connect with us. We make a habit of responding quickly to any queries from our clients, and we offer virtual consultations for clients who cannot come into the office or prefer remote contact.
Affordable Legal Support
Paying for a lawyer should not top your concerns following serious injuries. Often, you will have questions and challenges to deal with, and a lawyer can help you navigate those difficulties. However, clients often question or forgo legal services because they worry about the associated cost.
At Finkelstein & Partners, we start with a free consultation to help our clients take a deeper look at the compensation they may deserve and the challenges they may face as they move forward with a premises liability claim. We typically accept our clients on a contingent fee basis: instead of collecting payment for legal services up front, we collect payment only if our clients win their claims.
Finkelstein & Partners attorneys are standing by, ready to tell you more about your rights and start your claim.
How Much Compensation Should You Expect from a Middletown Premises Liability Claim?
Serious injuries after a premises liability accident can bring high medical costs and ongoing financial challenges. You may wonder how much compensation to ask for or how to know that you have received a reasonable settlement offer from the liable party.
At Finkelstein & Partners, we cannot offer any guarantees about the compensation you will recover for your injuries. However, we can help you look at the compensation you might recover based on the common categories of damages after an injury.
Compensation may depend on:
- Who caused your accident
- The type of insurance policy that covers the liable party
- The severity of the injuries you sustained in the accident
Our attorneys can help you review these key elements and the typical damages outlined below to better estimate the compensation you might reasonably recover for your injuries.
Compensation for Your Medical Bills
Your medical bills can quickly grow higher than anticipated after a serious premises liability accident.
At Finkelstein & Partners, we help our clients take stock of all the medical expenses they have faced because of their injuries and the compensation they can reasonably claim as a result.
Compensation for Income Losses
Did you have to miss time at work because of your Middletown premises liability accident? Those lost wages can be a heavy burden, especially if you continually spend time out of work because of your injuries and recovery.
At Finkelstein & Partners, we help our clients calculate their wage losses after premises liability accidents so they can include them as part of a comprehensive injury claim.
Compensation for Your Suffering
Not only can a premises liability accident lead to immense financial losses, but it can also lead to substantial suffering, which may stay with you long after the initial accident.
At Finkelstein & Partners, we want to help our clients receive reasonable compensation for the suffering they may have had to deal with after a serious accident. Our attorneys can help you determine the suffering and struggle you have faced and the compensation you may deserve for the same.
Premises Liability Accidents in Middletown: How Do They Occur?
Premises liability accidents can occur anywhere. Dangerous weather can increase the risk of serious accidents, including slips and falls. Middletown, which sees about 41 inches of snow per year, may see more icy days and, therefore, more days with dangerous conditions than other areas.
Middletown offers many attractions for tourists and residents, from Paramount Theater to Thrall Library. With so many things to enjoy, many families can find themselves out of the house daily, enjoying the attractions available across the area. Unfortunately, if the properties’ owners fail to maintain the property properly, they may end up causing serious injuries to their visitors.
These maintenance failures include:
- Failure to properly clear the sidewalk after a snowstorm or ice buildup.
- High-traffic areas like Galleria at Crystal Run, the second-largest shopping mall in the Hudson Valley region, may have a higher risk of spills, and workers may not always have the foresight to clean those spills before they become a danger.
- Failure to properly maintain properties, including taking care of necessary repairs.
- Poorly stored items above visitors’ heads may have a higher risk of falling.
- Failure to offer adequate security for visitors, significantly raising the risk of a devastating accident.
- Fire hazards, or failure to adhere to fire safety codes, significantly raising the risk of burns and other severe injuries.
The type of injury you sustain in a premises liability accident can depend on what accident you suffer and any factors that may have increased your injuries.
Common injuries include fall injuries and falling object injuries.
- Broken bones
- Back and neck injuries
- Head trauma
- Severe lacerations
Any time you sustain an injury due to a property owner’s negligence in Middletown, you may have the right to compensation for your injuries. Get in touch with Finkelstein & Partners to discuss your case and the proper next steps.
Fighting the Insurance Company After a Premises Liability Accident in Middletown
You might have clear evidence that the property owner caused your accident. You might even have a clear assessment of your injuries and the compensation you deserve for them.
Unfortunately, that does not necessarily mean that the insurance company will provide you with the compensation you reasonably deserve, hassle-free. Often, the insurance company will fight your demand for reasonable compensation after a premises liability incident.
The insurance company may deny that the property owner caused the accident and your injuries. They may deny the extent of your injuries or the medical treatment you need.
The insurance company may even try to pressure you into accepting a very low settlement offer that fails to consider the real losses you sustained in the accident, including the full extent of your medical bills and the suffering you experienced.
At Finkelstein & Partners, we aim to help our clients recover reasonable compensation for their total losses. We can help streamline the process of fighting the insurance company, ultimately increasing the odds that you will recover the compensation you deserve.
What to Do After a Middletown Premises Liability Accident
Pursue medical attention immediately if you suffer serious injuries in a premises liability accident. This treatment can act as evidence to help support your legal claim later. At Finkelstein & Partners, we can help guide you through the claim process and provide comprehensive advice to ensure you have the evidence necessary to contend with the insurers.
Helpful steps following your accident include:
- Start a journal that details the progress of your recovery. Include the limitations you might face and the struggles you may have to deal with because of your injuries.
- Follow all instructions issued by your care providers.
- Get a copy of any report written about the accident. The report may help show evidence of when and where your accident occurred.
- Contact Finkelstein & Partners to get legal help managing your injury claim.
Failure to follow the right steps after your accident could substantially interfere with your ability to recover the compensation you deserve. Working with a lawyer early in the process can help to ensure you are in the strongest position to file your claim.
Middletown Premises Liability Accident FAQ
Do I have the right to file a premises liability claim if my accident occurred on private property instead of at a business in Middletown?
You have the right to file a premises liability claim whenever the property owner’s negligence leads to your injuries. Sometimes, that may mean filing a claim against a private homeowner.
If you suffered injuries on private property, talk to Finkelstein & Partners to learn more about the specifics of your circumstances. An injury claim may still be necessary to help you recover the funds you need to manage your medical costs and other expenses. Your health insurance provider may even require you to file an injury claim before covering the cost of treatment for your injuries.
Most of the time, you will not directly file a claim against the homeowner. Instead, you will file a claim with the homeowner’s insurance company, which ultimately provides payment for your injuries.
How long does it take to file a premises liability claim?
It can take months to settle a premises liability claim. You may wait long for the compensation you deserve for your injuries, especially if the insurance company tries to drag out the process. At Finkelstein & Partners, we can help our clients streamline the settlement process and push the insurance company to move things along.
Can I file a premises liability claim against a landlord that does not maintain my Middletown home, causing an injury?
If you rent and suffer injuries due to your landlord’s negligence in Middletown, you may have the right to file an injury claim. Finkelstein & Partners can help you learn more about your rights as a tenant and your next steps to recover compensation for your injuries.
Contact a Middletown Premises Liability Lawyer Today
Did you suffer injuries in a fall in Middletown? Did you suffer serious injuries due to falling objects or a building in poor repair? At Finkelstein & Partners, we can help you learn more about your rights, including whether you deserve compensation for those injuries and how to navigate the injury claim process.
Finkelstein & Partners LLP Middletown Office
726 East Main St.
Middletown, NY 10940