Accidents that occur in apartment buildings can result in serious injuries, and in some cases, wrongful death. Some of the most common causes of apartment building accidents are:
- Faulty gates
- Snow and ice on walkways
- Faulty and broken stairs
- Loose floor boards
- Tears in carpeting
- Inadequate lighting
- Negligent security
- Not removing lead paint
- Unsound air conditioning units
- Poorly maintained walkways
- Collapsing balconies
- Water damage
- Poorly maintained electrical work
The Causes of Apartment Accidents and Who Is at Fault
It is up to the lessor to ensure the safety of the lessee. Apartment premises risk becoming dangerous due to a variety of reasons, as listed above, and including:
- Shoddy construction
- Defective building materials
- Poor maintenance
- Dangerous clutter
Dangerous premises can lead to tripping, slipping, falling, and something falling onto you or hitting you. If you are injured in a hazardous apartment, we will help you determine who is legally responsible for your injuries. There are two rules used to determine liability:
- The Visitor Must Use the Apartment Normally
One of the rules of premises liability accidents relates to the injured person’s behavior. If the person is injured while behaving in an unexpected, unauthorized, or careless and risky manner, the owner or occupier of the apartment may not be held responsible for the injuries.
- The Owner Is Obliged to Keep the Apartment Safe
The owner or occupier of the apartment is legally obliged to any person who enters the premises, be it a shopper, personal visitor, tenant or business visitor. The owner has no right whatsoever to subject anyone to an unwarranted risk of injury due to the state of the apartment, building or design thereof. This means that owners are responsible for the safety of visitors and the apartment premises.
Under these circumstances, if you have been injured on the premises of a condominium complex, you are eligible to file a premises liability claim against the responsible parties, or people, for compensation for your injuries. That compensation can help you pay for your medical bills and cover lost wages and any pain and suffering incurred.
Talk to a Premises Liability Attorney in New York City
The attorneys at Dansker&Aspromonte have over 35 years of experience with premises liability cases and have already won hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients. We are well versed in apartment building codes in New York City and will work tirelessly to determine if you are able to claim from the building owner for your injuries. We have handled a great deal of apartment building accident cases.
When you visit or rent an apartment in New York City, it is up to the landlord or property owner to ensure that the whole complex and the apartment itself is adequately maintained in a proper and safe condition. When this is not the case, accidents can, and do, happen, followed by tragic injuries.
Accidents that are caused by defective or dangerous property, be it inside or outside the apartment, are considered premises liability accidents. These types of accidents may also happen in commercial buildings, including:
- Private homes
- Rental homes
Dansker&Aspromonte Fight for Your Rights
Our experienced and expert team of premises liability lawyers serve the following areas:
- NYC metro
- Staten Island
Whether you or your loved one have been injured in an apartment building accident in the City, our lawyers are here to help you claim what you deserve. These types of accidents can impact you in various ways, but our apartment accident attorneys will ensure you receive proper medical care and attention to help you recover.
We will examine all the available evidence, interview witnesses, and prepare a strong case for you. This can be a complicated legal process involving negotiations with insurance companies, and if unsuccessful, we will take them to court.
If you need an experienced apartment accidents lawyer who is used to handling, and winning, such cases, get in touch with us today. Book your consultation so we can discuss the way forward with your case. We will not charge you any fees until we settle or win your case!