Apartment Accident Lawyer in NYC
We trust that the apartments we live in will be safe for ourselves and our families. Landlords are supposed to regularly maintain the building and ensure there are no dangers present that could cause anyone to become seriously injured. When a landlord fails to maintain the property and you or a member of your family becomes injured, it is important to hold them accountable for their 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 walk you through your legal options. The legal team at the Law Offices of Laurence C. Tarowsky has over 30 years of experience representing clients who have suffered because of another party’s negligence. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.
Types of Apartment Accidents
Apartments are comprised of many different parts and it is important for landlords or property managers to regularly assess the property for any hazards that may be present. Apartment residents can report any signs of danger to their landlords and the issue should be quickly remedied. When a landlord fails to maintain a property in a safe manner, residents can be seriously harmed. Some of the many types of apartment accidents our firm handles include the following:
- Unsafe stairways
- Inadequate security
- Poor lighting
- Parking garage hazards
- Elevator accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Mold and asbestos
The Burden of Proof
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. The need to prove negligence is also 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.
You may be entitled to two types of damages if you have a successful personal injury case. Economic damages can include your medical bills, lost wages, and the need to hire in-home care. Noneconomic damages can include your decreased quality of life, emotional distress, and pain and suffering.
Contact a NYC Apartment Accident Attorney
Have you been seriously injured because of a hazard left unattended in your apartment building? Our firm is here to help. The Law Offices of Laurence C. Tarowsky has over 30 years of experience representing victims of negligence throughout New York City, Long Island, and the surrounding area. If you need a legal team that is committed to helping you find justice, contact our firm today to schedule a free consultation.