History of Premises Liability Defense Work
We have been practicing premises liability defense work since 1999, staring with the defense of the New York City Housing Authority. This work consisted of a variety of premises liability litigation, including slip and falls, both inside and outside buildings. These related to a variety of alleged dangerous conditions, including raised sidewalks/curbs, defects in parking lots and entranceways, slip and falls in indoor and outdoor common areas, and slip and falls on ice and a variety of liquids and other substances. Many of these matters resulted in successful summary judgment motions on behalf of defendants. In addition, many were settled for less than fair value after summary judgments were submitted and still pending decision.
In addition, our work experience includes defense work for a major carrier that provides general liability coverage for multiple municipalities in the state of New York, including Long Island, and multiple counties in upstate New York. Many of these matters were dismissed via summary judgment for failure to provide proper notice of alleged dangerous conditions. Again, many others were settled post submission of summary judgment motions and before a decision had been rendered. Many were resolved through less costly methods than trial, such as mediation or binding arbitration.
Slip and fall/premises liability work has been a significant component of our practice for the past 18 years. We have defended countless cases arising out of slip/trip and falls, employee violence, employment issues, food and product liability, and failure to protect customers from 3rd parties.
Our current fee schedule is as follows: Senior Attorney – $175, Associate- $160, Paralegal – $80.