NEW YORK PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS WHO SUE LANDLORDS FOR TENANT INJURIES
A GOOD LAWYER MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE
IF YOU WERE HURT BECAUSE THE LANDLORD DID FIX THE PROPERTY- YOU CAN SUE
Our New York City personal injury lawyers and Westchester have decades of experience in holding landords responsible for dangerous conditions that result in tenants sustaining personal injuries. Our personal injury attorneys know that when a tenant pays their rent, they expect that the landlord is going to do their job, and repair any part of the property that is dangerous and maintain the property in a safe condition.
Some of the most common cases which our New York City and Westchester personal injury lawyers have handled are discussed below.
Were you injured because the ceiling collapsed in your apartment. Our NYC accident lawyers know that shotty work by landlords and superintendents are the cause of most ceiling collapses. Another common cause of ceiling collapse is a water leak that is allowed to get worse over time and weaken the ceiling. If you were injured because of a ceiling collapse in your apartment, call our New York City personal injury lawyers or our Westchester accident attorneys today.
One of the most frequent questions our attorneys are asked is "Can I sue my landlord for injuries caused by a broken stairs?" Our New York City and Westchester personal injury lawyers know that New York City, New York State and Westchester County, have extensive regulations to make sure that stairs are safe. These include requirements as handrails, height of stair treads, effective nosings and that the stairs be in a safe condition. If you fell down the stairs because they are not in a safe condition, you can sue for your personal injuries.
FIRES IN BUILDINGS
If you suffered injuries in a builidng fire, you may have a lawsuit against the landlord. Our NYC personal injury lawyers know that most fires are caused by negligent maintenance and repairs of the premises. Even where the landlord did not cause the fire, they can still be held liable if the building did not have proper smoke detectors, self closing doors and other safety features to stop the spread of the fire and alert the tenants in building that a fire has occurred.
Were you injured in an elevator because the elevator did not act as it was expected. If an elevator didn't level properly and you tripped and fell or if the elevator, you may have a lawsuit for your injuries. Our NYC and Westchester accident lawyers who handle elevator accident cases know that most elevator accidents are caused by inadequate maintenance of the elevator. Elevators are made of interrelated mechanical components that require an extensive preventative maintenance protocol to work properly. When elevators act in an unexpected fashion, improper maintenance is the usual cause.
SNOW AND ICE
If you fell in front of your building or on a common area walkway, because the super didn't properly clear the sidewalk of snow and ice, then you have a case, so long as they had a reasonable opportunit to do so, and failed to clear the property. Every year, numerous rent paying tenants, suffer fractured wrists and fractured ankles from a slip and fall on ice or snow. If you got hurt because you slipped and fell on ice or snow, and the building's employees were slack in cleaning up the snow or ice, and failed to adequately put down salt or sand, call our New York City accident attorneys.
If you fell down the stairs because the stairway was missing a handrail and you had nothing to grab onto to break your fall, our NYC personal injury lawyers know that you can sue to hold the landlord responsible for your injuries. There are numerous New York state and NYC laws that require stairs to have handrails. If you got hurt because the handrail wasn't there, or because it wasn't secure or it didn't extend the entire length of the stairway, call our NYC tenant injury lawyers today.
POORLY MAINTAINED STAIRS
Our NYC accident lawyers and Westchester injury attorneys know that the landlord is responsible to maintain the stairs in a reasonably safe condition. If they allow the stairs to fall into disrepair, and you get hurt because the stairs are in bad condition, you can sue to hold the building owner responsible for your injuries. Stairs can become danagerous due to neglect, becuase the nosing becomes broken, the stairs become worn and slippery (polished). If you fell down the stairs because they were not properly maintained, call our NYC accident lawyers today.
Lead paint was banned in the 1970s, but it is still present in alot of older buildings in New York City. If the paint in your apartment is peeling or cracking and your child suffered lead poisoning as a result you can sue. Lead is an extremely dangerous neurotoxin and gets into children's blood when they crawl on the floor and their capilliaries absorb the blood, or they put paint chips in their mouth. If your child had an elevated blood lead level, call our New York City lead injury lawyer or our Westchester lead poisoning attorneys today.
From our Midtown Manhattan office, our New York City (NYC) personal injury lawyers represent tenants injured in their apartment buildings in Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens
From our White Plains Law Office, our White Plains personal injury lawyers represent people injured in building accidents all over Westchester including White Plains, Yonkers, Port Chester, Mamaroneck, Rye, Scarsdale, Mt Kisco, Pelham, Tarrytown, Sleepy Hollow, Irvington, Elmsford, New Rochelle and Greenburgh.