Is My Landlord Responsible for an Injury in NYC?

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Is My Landlord Responsible for an Injury in NYC?

There is nothing more devastating than being involved in an accident, especially one that occurred under your own roof, as your apartment is supposed to be your safe space. Unfortunately, landlords, at times, are negligent in their duty to protect their tenants, and if you are someone who was hurt in an accident that you think could have been prevented, had your landlord taken certain steps, there is a chance you may have a valid claim. Please continue reading and reach out to a Manhattan premises liability lawyer from the Law Office of Richard M. Kenny to learn whether we can help you hold your landlord accountable for your injury. Here are some of the questions you may have:

How do I know if my landlord is responsible for an injury?

To start, simply slipping and falling on a spilled drink in your apartment that you yourself spilled likely won’t qualify you for compensation. However, if you can prove that your landlord knew or should have known about a safety hazard in your apartment (such as a defective carbon monoxide detector) or on apartment grounds (such as a dangerous stairwell) and failed to fix the issue, thereby causing you to sustain a serious injury, you should have a valid claim. Our legal team is here to help you pursue the compensation you need to heal. If you can, after your accident, you should:

  • Call 911
  • Photograph the safety hazard
  • Notify your landlord
  • Ask witnesses for contact information
  • Keep copies of medical documentation
  • Hire a lawyer

Do I need to hire an attorney to file a personal injury claim?

Though technically, you don’t need an attorney to file a personal injury claim on your behalf, you are always best served with a seasoned legal advocate in your corner. An attorney can help you gather all additional evidence needed to satisfy the burden of proof in your personal injury claim, and, from there, your lawyer can build your case and ensure you don’t miss any crucial deadlines. Our firm has decades of experience representing accident victims in Manhattan, the Bronx, and throughout New York City, and we are prepared to put that experience to work for you. Give us a call today or contact us online so we can get started fighting for you.

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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.

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