There is nothing worse than sustaining a serious injury in your own home. Unfortunately, this is something that happens to countless Americans who rent apartments every single year. If you are someone who has recently been hurt in your apartment because of dangerous apartment conditions, you should continue reading and contact a New York City apartment accidents lawyer from the Law Offices of Brian J. Elbaum today.
Apartment Accidents in New York City | Our Lawyer Can Help Injured Tenants.
Unfortunately, apartment accidents are far from rare. In fact, they happen virtually every day here in New York City. Over the years, the Law Offices of Brian J. Elbaum has fought tirelessly on behalf of its clients in an effort to recover the full compensation to which they are entitled. If you need a competent New York City personal injury attorney who can fight for your rights, you’ve come to the right place.
Causes of Apartment Accidents
Apartment accidents can occur for a number of reasons, though they are typically a result of unsafe property conditions. Often, these conditions should have been rectified by the landlord or property owner and are, therefore, not the fault of the tenant. Just some of the most common causes of apartment accidents are as follows:
- Dangerous stairs
- Faulty smoke or carbon monoxide detectors
- Unsafe balconies
- Certain unsafe amenities, such as playgrounds
- Dangerous sidewalks or walkways
- Unshoveled snow/uncleared away ice
- Damaged flooring
Is My Landlord Responsible?
To determine whether you have a valid personal injury claim, a New York City apartment accidents lawyer from our firm will first have to assess the circumstances of your accident. If he determines that your landlord either knew or should have reasonably known about the unsafe property conditions, failed to fix them timely, and you were injured as a result, we should have a valid personal injury claim.
Some of the best ways to prove premises liability claims are by obtaining various forms of evidence, such as video footage of your accident, copies of any written communication between you and your landlord, pictures of the dangerous apartment conditions, and more. We can help you track down witnesses and otherwise get all the information you need to win your personal injury claim.
Contact Our Legal Team Today
We are a dedicated personal injury law firm located in New York City. If you’ve been hurt, you can depend on us to fight for maximum compensation on your behalf. Contact the Law Offices of Brian J. Elbaum today to schedule your free case evaluation with our firm.