Schedule a FREE lawyer consultation TODAY! (212) 421-0300.
NO FEE GUARANTEE®
We’ll win your injury case, or it’s free.
TOP RATED SERVICE:
We have over 180 5-star reviews on Google
BATTLE TESTED LAWYERS:
We’ve prepared over 5,000 cases for trial.

What to Know About Apartment Accidents in Queens

Get Your Free
Case Evaluation

What to Know About Apartment Accidents in Queens

Though most of us do not have to fear being unsafe in our own homes, the truth is, there are times where apartments and the complexes they are situated in can become very dangerous, usually as a result of negligent landlords. If you’ve recently been hurt in your own apartment due to no fault of your own, you should read on and reach out to our Queens personal injury lawyer to learn more about apartment accidents and how our firm can help if you’ve been injured in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What causes most apartment accidents?

Apartment accidents can have several potential causes, and at times, they are simply the fault of the tenants for acting unsafely. However, in many cases, apartment accidents are actually the result of careless or negligent landlords. This is because landlords are responsible for providing their tenants with safe living quarters, and when they fail to live up to this responsibility, people can sustain serious injuries as a result. There are several ways in which a landlord can behave negligently, including the following:

  • Failing to ensure that tenants have clean water and air (think disturbed asbestos)
  • Neglecting to install smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors in buildings and individual apartments
  • Failing to ensure that all amenities on the apartment complex are safe, such as tennis courts, playgrounds, and more
  • Neglecting to ensure that all elevators and stairwells are safe and in working condition
  • Failing to ensure that flooring and balconies are sturdy
  • Neglecting to remove weather-related hazards, such as snow, timely
  • Failing to ensure that all parking lots and sidewalks on the complex are safe

How do I know if I have a valid premises liability claim against my landlord?

To have a valid premises liability claim against your landlord, you will have to gather and present sufficient evidence to prove that your landlord knew or should have known about the unsafe apartment conditions, failed to take action to fix them, and that you were injured and sustained damages as a result. Some of the most useful forms of documentation include witness statements, surveillance footage, pictures of the unsafe apartment complex conditions, a copy of the police report filed at the scene, medical documents regarding your injuries, and more. Ensure that you file your claim within three years of the date of your accident, in accordance with the state’s statute of limitations.

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 to Know About Escalator Accidents in New York City
Most people do not fear for their safety when simply slowly riding up an escalator in a shopping mall or otherwise, however, there are times where defective escalators can lead… Read More
Insufficient Lighting Accidents in Queens | What You Should Know
As you may have realized, poor lighting is very common here in New York City. Unfortunately, there are times where poor lighting can cause a serious accident, and if you've… Read More
School Liability in Manhattan | What You Need to Know
When a parent allows his or her child to attend school, that parent is essentially trusting the school with his or her child's life. Teachers and other school staff members… Read More
What Happens if I’m Injured in a Parking Lot in Brooklyn?
Parking lots are generally considered safe, and most of us do not worry about sustaining a serious injury in one. Unfortunately, however, parking lots can become dangerous when parking lot… Read More
Elevator Accidents in the Bronx | Here’s What You Should Know
Elevator accidents are extremely frightening, particularly because of the fact that once you realize something is happening, there is virtually nothing you can do to protect yourself. If you've been… Read More
What Not to Say to Insurance Adjusters After a Slip and Fall Accident
There are few things more frightening than being involved in a slip and fall accident, though if you’ve been injured in one, the time to act is now. After a… Read More
What to Know About Escalator Accidents in New York City
Most people do not fear for their safety when simply slowly riding up an escalator in a shopping mall or otherwise, however, there are times where defective escalators can lead… Read More
Insufficient Lighting Accidents in Queens | What You Should Know
As you may have realized, poor lighting is very common here in New York City. Unfortunately, there are times where poor lighting can cause a serious accident, and if you've… Read More
School Liability in Manhattan | What You Need to Know
When a parent allows his or her child to attend school, that parent is essentially trusting the school with his or her child's life. Teachers and other school staff members… Read More
What Happens if I’m Injured in a Parking Lot in Brooklyn?
Parking lots are generally considered safe, and most of us do not worry about sustaining a serious injury in one. Unfortunately, however, parking lots can become dangerous when parking lot… Read More
Elevator Accidents in the Bronx | Here’s What You Should Know
Elevator accidents are extremely frightening, particularly because of the fact that once you realize something is happening, there is virtually nothing you can do to protect yourself. If you've been… Read More
What Not to Say to Insurance Adjusters After a Slip and Fall Accident
There are few things more frightening than being involved in a slip and fall accident, though if you’ve been injured in one, the time to act is now. After a… Read More

MEMBERSHIPS AND AWARDS

nysba
Top Ten Award 2019

THE LAW OFFICE OF RICHARD M. KENNY

Whether you need a Bronx car accident lawyer, birth injury lawyer, construction accident 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 hundreds 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 injury. The initial consultation is always free. For immediate assistance, call (212) 421-0300.

TRANSIT INFORMATION:

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