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Though New York prides itself in its massive, expensive, apartment buildings, the bottom line is, they are not always safe. If you were someone who was injured in an apartment accident, you are most likely now seeking financial compensation to help cover the cost of your medical bills, in-home care, lost wages, and any other damages you may have incurred. If you find yourself in this unfortunate situation, here are some of the questions you may have regarding your legal options going forward:

What are some of the most frequent causes of apartment accidents?

Apartment accidents can be caused by several things, including inadequate lighting, damaged flooring, poorly-maintained pools, broken smoke or carbon monoxide detectors, staircases in disrepair, or a failure to adequately clear walkways of all snow, ice, or any other debris that poses a safety hazard.

How do I know if I qualify for compensation after an apartment accident?

To qualify for financial compensation after an apartment accident, you will have to prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence. Generally, in apartment accidents, you will be suing a negligent landlord in a premises liability lawsuit. Unfortunately, insurance companies will seldom go down without a fight, so you must hire a knowledgeable attorney who is ready to aggressively fight insurance companies on your behalf.

How can an attorney help win a personal injury claim?

Our firm is dedicated to helping our clients recover the compensation they need. We have experience winning various personal injury claims in the past. To win your claim, we will work to obtain security camera footage of the accident as it happened, pictures of the safety hazard that caused your accident, police reports of the incident, medical documents, witness statements, and more.

What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New York?

The statute of limitations is the amount of time injured parties are allowed to file a lawsuit against negligent parties. In New York, the statute of limitations is three years. The sooner you file your claim, the better. If you wait any longer than three years, you will be barred from suing, no matter how bad you truly need the compensation. Do not let this happen. We are ready to help.

Contact our experienced 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 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.


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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