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August 24, 2021 | Personal Injury

Can I Sue My Landlord for Getting Hurt in My Apartment?

Obtaining Compensation If You Are Injured in Your New York City Apartment

New York landlords and property owners have a duty to keep their premises in a reasonably safe condition. Failure to do so can result in liability. If you are injured in your apartment or in a common area of your complex, you might be entitled to compensation. 

At Ajlouny Injury Law, we represent individuals who have been injured because of another person’s negligence or wrongdoing. Slip and fall accidents are one of the most common premises liability claims and can result in substantial damages. 

Contact our office today at (718) 233-3913 to determine if you have a valid case against your New York City landlord. 

Is My Landlord Responsible for My Injuries?

An injured party must show that their landlord owed a duty to maintain the area where they were injured, breached that duty by knowing of the unsafe condition, and failing to warn the tenant or remedy the hazard. In addition, the landlord’s negligence in failing to fix the dangerous situation or failing to warn the tenant of known hazards must be the cause of the injuries.

Without the help of a skilled attorney, you may not be able to prove that your landlord was responsible for the harm that you suffered. Premises liability is an extremely complex area of the law. Consulting with a knowledgeable attorney is the best way to ensure that you hold the appropriate parties liable for your injuries.

Common Issues That May Result in Landlord Liability

Slip and fall accidents are one of the leading causes of injury-related hospitalizations and unintentional injury deaths. If you suffered a slip, trip, or fall in the lobby of your building or in an area maintained by your landlord, you might be entitled to compensation.

In addition to fall-related injuries, common issues that may result in landlord liability include:

  • Loose carpeting or uneven flooring
  • Poorly lit stairwells
  • Elevator accidents
  • Structural problems
  • Faulty electrical wiring
  • Structure fire or lack of fire safety measures
  • Violations of building code or other regulations
  • Lack of railings
  • Lead paint
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning

It is vital to remember that you only have a limited amount of time to bring a personal injury lawsuit against a negligent landlord or property owner. In general, New York requires that claims be brought within three (3) years from the date of the accident. 

Injured in Your NYC Apartment? Contact Our Office for Free Legal Advice!

If you or a loved one was injured in a New York City apartment, contact our office for free legal advice. Our experienced legal team can help determine your legal options. All consultations are free and confidential.

At Ajlouny Injury Law, we believe that negligent landlords must be held accountable for their wrongdoing. Failure to maintain a property in a reasonably safe condition can have catastrophic consequences for tenants. You should never have to pay for another person’s negligence. Let us help you get the m

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