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New York City Apartment Accident Attorney

Apartment Accident Attorneys in Manhattan

When we sign a lease on an apartment, we put a great deal of trust into the landlord or tenant association to keep the building safe for ourselves and our families. They must resolve any possible hazards that have the potential to cause someone to become seriously injured. When a landlord fails to maintain the apartment building and someone gets hurt, it is important to hold the landlord accountable for their negligence. If you have been seriously injured in an apartment accident because of your landlord’s negligence, you may be able to recover compensation for the physical, emotional, and financial burdens associated with your accident. It is important to speak with an experienced attorney who can help you navigate your legal options. Contact Swerling Law today to schedule a free consultation.

Types of Apartment Accidents

Apartments buildings in New York City often have a lot of components that landlords need to pay careful attention to in an effort to ensure no one gets hurt because of a hazard that was left unattended. If you notice a possible hazard in your building and report it to your landlord or property manager, they should remedy the issue in a timely manner. If they fail to fix the problem after it has been reported, residents can become seriously injured. Some of the various types of apartment accidents that Swerling Law has experience handling include the following:

  • Unsafe stairways
  • Inadequate security
  • Poor lighting
  • Parking garage hazards
  • Elevator accidents
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Mold and asbestos

Proving Your Case

If you have been seriously injured in your apartment, it is important to consider your legal options because you may be entitled to compensation. However, it is important to be aware that you will be required to prove that the landlord was negligent in maintaining a safe property, which ultimately caused you to become seriously injured. This requirement is referred to as fulfilling the burden of proof. This can be done with photos and videos of the dangerous conditions, by collecting the contact information of any witnesses who can corroborate your story, and with medical reports. If you have previously reported the danger to your landlord, it is important to create a paper trail showing that they knew about the hazard and failed to fix it. If you hadn’t filed a complaint, perhaps someone else in the building did, so be sure to ask around.

Recovering Compensation

If you have been injured in an accident, you may be entitled to economic and noneconomic damages. These can include medical bills, lost wages, the need to hire in-home care, loss of quality of life, emotional distress, and pain and suffering.

Contact Swerling Law

If you have been seriously injured in an apartment accident, it is critical to retain the services of an experienced personal injury attorney. Swerling Law has the skill and knowledge it takes to hold your landlord or property manager accountable for their negligence. For an attorney that is committed to your best interests, contact Swerling Law today.


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.


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


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


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.


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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