Apartment Accident Attorney in NYC
Most residents of New York City live in apartments and upon signing the lease, they hope their unit and the rest of the building are safe. Tenants put a great deal of trust into their landlords to ensure the safety of the property and mitigate any hazards that do arise in a timely manner. If a landlord fails to ensure the apartment building is safe, residents and visitors can become seriously injured and suffer from physical, emotional, and financial burdens for years to come. If you have been hurt in an apartment accident, you must consider your legal options going forward. The legal team at Katter Law has proudly served clients throughout NYC for decades. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation.
Types of Apartment Accidents
Landlords and property managers are required to ensure that their building is safe for all inhabitants. When an issue arises that may put residents and visitors at risk of getting hurt, landlords must promptly fix the problem, or else risk being held liable if someone gets hurt. Residents should notify their landlord of any hazards they notice as soon as possible. Some of the many types of apartment accidents that occur in New York City include the following:
- Unsafe stairways
- Inadequate security
- Poor lighting
- Parking garage hazards
- Elevator accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Sickness due to harmful mold and asbestos
The Burden of Proof
If you were injured in an apartment accident, you may be entitled to significant compensation to offset the burdens of the accident. You must, however, prove that the landlord was negligent in maintaining a safe property and that this negligence resulted in your injury. This requirement is known as the burden of proof and is necessary in all injury cases. This can be done with photos and videos of the dangerous conditions, by collecting the contact information of any witnesses who can corroborate your story, and through medical documentation detailing the extent and origin of your injuries. If you have previously reported the danger to your landlord, it is important to create a paper trail showing that they knew about the hazard and failed to fix it. If you hadn’t filed a complaint, perhaps someone else in the building did, so be sure to ask around.
Recovering Damages After an Accident
If you were seriously injured in an apartment accident, you may be facing serious physical, emotional, and financial burdens as a result. A successful personal injury case may allow you to recover compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, emotional distress, pain and suffering, and more.
Contact a NYC Apartment Accident Attorney
Katter Law is proud to represent individuals throughout New York City who have been injured in apartment accidents. We understand that you may be suffering from serious burdens, which is why we are here to help you recover the compensation you deserve. Attorney Katter has over 30 years of experience representing accident victims and is ready to help you, too. Contact Katter Law today to discuss your injury case.