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There are millions of apartments in New York City. Many of which are rented from a landlord who is obligated to care for the property. This is so that those who live there cannot become harmed as a result of poor conditions. This can include defective smoke or carbon monoxide detectors, unsafe stairwells, mold/asbestos, and more. When this happens, people can become injured or ill because of it. In these situations, injured parties can pursue legal action with the help of an experienced New York personal injury attorney. 

What do I do After an Apartment Accident?

When an apartment accident happens at a landlord’s expense, a personal injury claim can be filed. It is important to know that this requires proving the landlord was negligent with evidence that shows they knew, or should have reasonably known about the hazard and failed to rectify it, resulting in the injuries. Evidence that can be useful in court can include medical documentation of the injuries, pictures or video of the hazard, witness testimonies, and more. 

How Long do I Have to File a Claim?

Those who become injured as a result of a negligent landlord should not wait too long to pursue legal action if they wish to do so. This is due to the fact that the statute of limitations puts a deadline on the amount of time a person has to file a claim, otherwise they can lose their opportunity to recover compensation entirely. The statute of limitations for personal injury cases in New York is three years from the date of the injury. 

Contact our 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 significant compensation to ease some of your burdens. To schedule a consultation with an experienced personal injury 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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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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