Can I Sue My Landlord for an Injury in New York City?

FREE CASE EVALUATION

  • We’ll win or it’s free.
  • 200+ 5 Star Reviews
  • 5000+ Cases Prepared for Trial

Can I Sue My Landlord for an Injury in New York City?

Though most of us feel safe in our own homes, the unfortunate reality is that if we rent, we are, in large part, at the mercy of our landlords. Landlords own the property, which means they are responsible for ensuring the property is reasonably safe. Unfortunately, people are often seriously injured because of landlord negligence, and when they are, they wonder whether they have grounds to successfully sue their landlord for negligence. Whether you were hurt in a slip and fall because of unsafe property conditions, fell down a defective stairway, or were otherwise wrongfully hurt as a tenant, you must continue reading and reach out to our experienced Bronx slip and fall lawyer to learn more about these cases and whether you can sue your landlord for your injury. Here are some of the questions you may have:

Can I sue my landlord for an injury sustained in my apartment?

While yes, you absolutely can sue your landlord for an injury, the key in recovering compensation for the damages you’ve sustained is proving that you were injured as a direct result of your landlord’s negligence. For example, if you can prove that it snowed and your landlord failed to remove the snow within the legally-acceptable timeframe, and you slipped and were injured as a result, you should have a valid premises liability claim. Our firm can help assess your case, determine whether you have a claim, and then gather evidence to help prove your personal injury claim on your behalf.

What damages can I recover in a premises liability claim?

If you win your personal injury claim, you may recover both economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages will help you deal with the financial cost of your accident, such as the cost of medical care and rehabilitation, as well as lost wages. Non-economic damages deal with other, intangible damages, such as the loss of enjoyment of life or pain and suffering.

Do I have to file a personal injury claim within a certain period of time?

Yes. In most cases, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New York is three years. This means you mustn’t wait longer than three years from the date your accident happened to pursue financial compensation for the injuries you sustained. If you were hurt in an accident because of a negligent landlord, we are prepared to assist you today. All you need to do is reach out.

CONTACT OUR EXPERIENCED NEW YORK CITY FIRM

Our entire legal team is dedicated to providing the advice you need and the personalized attention you deserve. If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence, call 212-421-0300 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation with a New York City personal injury lawyer. You may be entitled to financial compensation, which can help you on your road to recovery.

Recent Blog Posts

What Should I Do if I’m Hurt in a Grocery Store Accident?
There is nothing more jarring than sustaining an injury in an accident while doing what is typically a rather mundane activity, such as grocery shopping. That said, if you were… Read More
Injured in a Sidewalk Accident? Here’s What You Should Know.
If you have been injured in a sidewalk accident due to no fault of your own, you may be eligible to recover compensation. To learn more about filing a claim… Read More
Hotel Accidents in NYC | Here’s What You Should Know
Seldom do we ever step foot into a hotel and think of it as particularly dangerous. However, when hotel staff or management fail to vigilantly ensure their premises are adequately… Read More
How Do Medical Records Impact Slip and Fall Claims?
When you experience a slip and fall accident, the aftermath can be confusing and overwhelming. One of the most critical aspects of your slip and fall claim is your medical… Read More
Can I Sue for Emotional Trauma Caused By a Slip and Fall?
Slip and fall accidents can have more than just physical consequences; they often leave lasting emotional and psychological scars, impacting your daily life in ways you might not initially realize.… Read More
Can I File a Slip and Fall Claim for an Accident On a Rental Property?
Slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere, including rental properties. If you've suffered a slip and fall injury in your rented home or apartment, you might be wondering about your… Read More
What Should I Do if I’m Hurt in a Grocery Store Accident?
There is nothing more jarring than sustaining an injury in an accident while doing what is typically a rather mundane activity, such as grocery shopping. That said, if you were… Read More
Injured in a Sidewalk Accident? Here’s What You Should Know.
If you have been injured in a sidewalk accident due to no fault of your own, you may be eligible to recover compensation. To learn more about filing a claim… Read More
Hotel Accidents in NYC | Here’s What You Should Know
Seldom do we ever step foot into a hotel and think of it as particularly dangerous. However, when hotel staff or management fail to vigilantly ensure their premises are adequately… Read More
How Do Medical Records Impact Slip and Fall Claims?
When you experience a slip and fall accident, the aftermath can be confusing and overwhelming. One of the most critical aspects of your slip and fall claim is your medical… Read More
Can I Sue for Emotional Trauma Caused By a Slip and Fall?
Slip and fall accidents can have more than just physical consequences; they often leave lasting emotional and psychological scars, impacting your daily life in ways you might not initially realize.… Read More
Can I File a Slip and Fall Claim for an Accident On a Rental Property?
Slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere, including rental properties. If you've suffered a slip and fall injury in your rented home or apartment, you might be wondering about your… Read More

MEMBERSHIPS AND AWARDS

Trial Lawyers University
Car Accident Lawyer

THE LAW OFFICE OF RICHARD M. KENNY

Whether you need a car accident lawyer, slip and fall lawyer or legal representation for any type of accident, the NYC personal injury lawyers at The Law Office of Richard M. Kenny can help. Located in New York City, we've helped thousands of individuals throughout the Bronx, Brooklyn (Kings County), Manhattan, Queens and Nassau County recover the compensation they need to receive proper medical care, treatment and quality of life after serious injury.

FREE CASE EVALUATION

If you've been injured due to the negligence or wrong-doing of another, we can provide you and your loved ones with the legal support needed to ensure proper medical attention, long-term treatment and fair, reasonable financial compensation is received for your personal injury. The initial consultation is always free. For immediate assistance, call (212) 421-0300.

"*" indicates required fields

TRANSIT INFORMATION:

34 St. - Herald Sq (0.13 mi)
St. - Penn Station (0.17 mi)
34 St. - Penn Station (0.35 mi)