Premises Liability

Gallo Vitucci Klar LLP has developed a reputation for excellence in the area of premises liability. Our attorneys have decades of experience successfully serving a wide range of clients, including Fortune 500 companies; commercial and residential building owners; nationally known supermarkets; retail and restaurant chains; large shopping malls; hotels; schools; municipal entities; cleaning, maintenance and snow removal contractors; elevator and escalator maintenance and inspection companies; and other commercial building contractors.

Our team of attorneys strives to provide the highest-quality legal representation in the most cost-effective manner and has extensive experience in handling all types of premises liability claims in which commercial and residential building owners and managing agents are sued.

We have successfully defended a broad array of premises liability actions, from traditional slips, trips and falls to more complex disputes involving damage due to fire or flooding, toxic/environmental exposure or construction accidents. We are proactive in pursuing risk transfer and understand the intricacies of the relevant building codes and the New York State Labor Law.

We have won favorable results for our clients in both New York and New Jersey and in federal courts, at trial, on appeals, and in arbitrations and mediations.

Gallo Vitucci Klar LLP is committed to providing exceptional legal advice and vigorous advocacy, and to resolving premises liability claims quickly and efficiently. We have helped countless clients identify and prevent exposures, and mitigate risk. Our approach is always tailored to meet each client’s specific needs.

Premises Liability Case Results

  • Represented sophisticated entities that own and manage commercial and private residential buildings
  • Represented various reputable contractors that perform services work at commercial and residential buildings throughout New York and New Jersey
  • Successfully defended actions that involve slip/trip and falls and hazardous, faulty or dangerous conditions on the premises, negligent security claims, elevator and escalator accidents, and other catastrophic accidents
  • Successfully defended premises cases for real estate and investment portfolios of the global investment banks and holding companies, national janitorial and cleaning contractors, multiple prominent commercial security contractors, eminent hotels and hospitality entities, educational institutions, supermarkets/food service industry, large shopping malls, and other private and municipal entities
  • Represented a myriad of insureds on behalf of many insurance companies and third-party administrators for a wide array of clients in New York and New Jersey
  • Aggressively prosecuted risk transfers and common law and contractual indemnity claims to mitigate risk and obtain favorable results
  • Effectuated early resolution for our clients via voluntary discontinuance, pre-answer dismissal and dispositive motion practice