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Most of us feel safe in our own homes, as we should. That being said, you still face the risk of injury or wrongful death through no fault of your own. New York apartment buildings can host any number of liabilities to even the most alert residents. If you have sustained injuries and need assistance determining who to hold responsible according to the Empire State’s laws, please read on, then contact an experienced New York City apartment accident attorney to learn what you should know about apartment accidents in New York.

Who is responsible for apartment accidents in New York?

Residential property owners are responsible for maintaining a safe environment for visitors, tenants and anyone lawfully on the property. This applies to both homeowners and landlords. If you sustain injuries as a result of unsafe conditions on a residential property, you may file suit under the state of New York’s residential premise liability laws.

What can you hold your landlord liable for in New York apartment accidents?

As previously discussed, apartment buildings possess their fair share of dangers. The majority of apartment accidents are due to:

  • Inadequate lighting
  • Poor weather conditions
  • Damaged flooring
  • Apartment pools
  • Broken smoke or carbon monoxide detectors
  • Staircases in disrepair

Common injuries resulting from these conditions include:

  • Cuts and bruises
  • Sprains and strains
  • Herniated disc
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Fractures
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Temporomandibular joint dysfunction and/or dental injuries, such as cracked or lost teeth
  • Scarring and deformities
  • Tears and ruptures

In order to determine who you can hold accountable and for what, you should reach out to a skilled New York City premises liability attorney to discuss your next steps.

What can a New York City personal injury attorney do for you?

A New York City personal injury attorney will know New York’s premises liability laws and how they pertain to your case. He or she will be better aware of which county and court you should file in, which counties will likely offer better jury awards and how likely it is your case will go to trial. Nothing is a given, but having a qualified legal professional representing you can help protect you from the more mundane problems that will crop up. Do not go it alone. Give us a call today.

Contact Our New York City Firm

If you have been injured in a New York City accident, Swerling Law is here to help. Our firm understands the challenges that many people face after being hurt in an accident and is prepared to help you receive an award of significant compensation to ease some of your burdens. To schedule a consultation with an experienced construction site accident attorney in New York City, contact Swerling Law today.

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Settlement to a barista who slipped and fell on a defective stairwell while working for Starbucks who sustained back injuries requiring multiple surgeries in 2012.

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Settlement to a woman who was assaulted and sustained back/hip injuries in 2015.

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Verdict to a high school student who was assaulted by a school dean during her lunch period dislocating her hip in 2014.

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Settlement to a man who was run over by a dump truck on a Brooklyn street causing him to sustain multiple injuries, including but not limited to a broken leg and detached urethra in 2019.

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Settlement to a woman who slipped and fell down a wet stairwell in a New York City Housing Authority building requiring a back surgery in 2018.

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