Apartment Accidents in New York City | What You Need to Know November 26, 2021

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Apartment accidents are often devastating, as no one ever expects to sustain a serious injury in their own home, where they’re supposed to be safe from the world. If you are someone who has recently been injured in such an accident due to no fault of your own, you should continue reading and reach out to our New York City personal injury attorney to learn more about these claims and how our firm can help. Here are some of the questions you may have:

How do most apartment accidents happen?

Typically, apartment accidents, as well as accidents that occur in apartment complexes, occur as a result of negligence. Typically, this negligence occurs on the part of landlords who fail to ensure they provide their tenants with safe living environments. Some of the most common causes of apartment accidents that our firm sees are as follows:

  • Unsafe apartment balconies
  • Dangerous stairwells
  • Defective elevators
  • Unsafe air or water conditions
  • Neglecting to install/maintain smoke or carbon monoxide alarms
  • Unsafe apartment complex sidewalks or parking lots
  • Failure to remove weather-related hazards, such as snow, in a timely fashion
  • Inadequate lighting or security
  • Unsafe apartment complex playgrounds

What should I do if I’m injured in an apartment accident?

If you were hurt because of unsafe apartment conditions, the first thing you should do is call the police, as they will send emergency medical services to the scene. You should also take pictures of the unsafe conditions that caused your accident and ask any witnesses for their contact information. You should also notify your landlord of the accident. Once you seek medical treatment, are in stable condition, and receive a copy of all medical documentation pertaining to your injuries, you should reach out to an experienced New York City personal injury attorney who can fight for the compensation you deserve and need to heal.

What damages are recoverable in a personal injury claim?

As long as we can satisfy the burden of proof in your personal injury claim, we should recover compensation to help offset some of the physical, financial, and emotional burdens you’ve incurred as a result of your accident. This can include the cost of medical bills and lost wages, as well as non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering, the loss of enjoyment of life, and more. We are prepared to assist you today–all you need to do is pick up the phone and give us a call.

Contact Our New York City Personal Injury Firm

Serious accidents occur in New York City every single day, and if you are an accident victim, it’s best you are prepared. Our firm proudly serves clients throughout NYC, including in Brooklyn, Harlem, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island. Contact the Law Office of James Trainor, P.C. today to schedule your free initial consultation with our knowledgeable legal team.

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