If you or someone you love was injured on any type of public or private property, turn to our firm for the legal counsel and advocacy you need.



Pedestrian Accident

$1.1 Million

Our client was injured in a pedestrian accident.

Car Accident


Our client was injured while being a passenger in a car that was struck.

Slip & Fall


Our client was injured in a slip and fall accident.

Construction Accident


Our client was injured after being involved in a forklift accident.

Construction Accident


Our client was injured in a construction accident at a housing development.


Diligent Queens Lawyer Skilled in Premises Liability Claims

A careless property owner or business proprietor may be held liable for injuries that occur due to an unsafe condition on his or her premises. While both adults and children may recover in these lawsuits, the rights of children are broader than those of adults. If your child has been hurt as a result of an unsafe condition on another person’s property, contact the premises liability attorneys at The Cassisi Law Firm for a free consultation. John Cassisi has many years of experience representing injured children in Queens and elsewhere in New York.

If your child was injured on someone else’s property in Queens, our skilled attorneys are here to help. Call us at 718-441-5050 today.

Dangerous Property Conditions Can Cause Serious Harm

Premises liability cases are often referred to as “slip and fall” cases. A common example involves a customer at a grocery store who is hurt after stumbling over spilled food. However, premises liability covers a much broader spectrum of situations and can involve any dangerous condition on the property, such as open ditches, falling objects, or faulty stair rails.

Like other negligence cases, a premises liability case rests on four elements: duty, breach of duty, causation, and damages. Generally, property owners have a duty to all customers, patrons, or guests to keep their premises free of known hazards, or to otherwise warn or protect people from these hazards. Unfortunately, they often fail to fulfill this duty, and others may be injured as a result. When this happens, the property owner may be held liable for all of the damages that were caused by the breach.

In most situations, a property owner does not owe a similar duty to trespassers, or anyone who is not upon the property lawfully. But there are exceptions. A property owner may not intentionally hurt a trespasser, and he or she may be liable for failing to protect people who are known to regularly trespass on the premises. Moreover, when a child trespasses, the landowner has a duty to prevent the child from harm brought about through an “attractive nuisance” on the property.

The Attractive Nuisance Doctrine Protects Children

Children are naturally curious and frequently incautious. The attractive nuisance doctrine is a special rule designed to protect children from dangerous property features that are especially attractive or inviting to them.

Some examples include:

  • Railroad yards and turntables
  • Swimming pools
  • Construction sites and equipment
  • Man-made ponds or other water features
  • Wells, tunnels, and bridges
  • Abandoned vehicles
  • Discarded appliances
  • Farm equipment

New York law recognizes that property features such as these are particularly enticing to children, who may not be able to appreciate the dangers they pose. When an attractive nuisance poses a risk of children being hurt or killed, the property owner must take steps to prevent children from being able to access the dangerous area.

In these types of cases, a court will weigh several factors to determine whether a property owner should be held liable. An important part of the inquiry will consider whether the owner should have anticipated that this area would attract children. Another issue to consider is whether the child knew or should have recognized the danger. If the property feature is manmade or specifically designed by the owner, the child is more likely to recover compensation. The same is true if the feature presents a foreseeably serious and unreasonable risk of harm.

Legal Guidance for Injury Lawsuits in New York

When children are injured on another person’s property due to a dangerous condition, the property owner may be held liable for all the damages caused, including medical costs or pain and suffering.

If this has happened to your youngster, contact the injury lawyers at The Cassisi Law Firm at 718-441-5050, or use our online form to set up a free, confidential consultation. We proudly serve clients in Queens, the Bronx, and Brooklyn as well as in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.


Real People, Real Stories

The best of the best! I truly don’t know what I would do without the advice and guidance of John Cassisi and his law firm. I trust them implicitly and time and time again they have come through for my family and I and have helped us tremendously. I am forever grateful for everything they have done for us. If you need a firm you can trust that yields successful top notch results, look no further.

– Harriet D

The Cassisi Law Firm is a highly professional caring Lawfirm. My entire family has been clients of John Cassisi for over twentyfive years. He has become part of my family in many ways. I would recommend his firm to anyone and have. John Cassini always has his clients best interests at heart. Sincerely, The Adolino Family.

– Craig Adolino

My experience with TCLF was nothing but positive. My case was given individualized attention and Mr. Cassisi and his staff were extremely kind. When going through an already difficult time, knowing that my case was being handled by an attorney I could trust had my best interest in mind was very comforting.

– Latchmee Ramnarine

After a traffic accident it’s hard to know what to do or where to turn. I am so thankful for this law firm for their diligence and excellent consultation. The entire staff and professional lawyers came to my aid and helped me to navigate these dangerous waters of accident recovery and litigation. If you want top level service and the outcome you deserve these are the lawyers for you. They’re the best period.

– Askia Richen