Rockland County
Apartment Accident Lawyers

Landlords have a duty to provide their tenants with a reasonably safe living space. If your landlord failed to live up to this responsibility and you were injured as a result, you need to contact our seasoned Rockland County apartment accident lawyers at once. Mitchell J. Schroeder, P.C. is here to help.

Apartment Accident Lawyers | Fighting for Tenant Victims

Anyone harmed in an accident caused by the negligence of another deserves to be fully and fairly compensated for the damages they’ve incurred. The New York injury lawyers at our firm can help you through each step of the injury claims process.

Causes of Apartment Accidents

Apartment accidents can happen for several reasons. Often, however, they are a result of a landlord’s failure to provide tenants with a reasonably safe living environment. Some of the most common causes and types of apartment accidents that we see are as follows:

  • Slip and fall accidents due to wet or slippery floors
  • Tripping hazards, such as loose carpeting or uneven flooring
  • Faulty or inadequate lighting leading to accidents and falls
  • Broken or poorly maintained staircases, handrails, or balconies
  • Lack of proper security measures, resulting in assault or robbery
  • Defective or malfunctioning smoke detectors and fire alarms
  • Inadequate fire escapes or blocked emergency exits
  • Electrical hazards, including faulty wiring or exposed wires
  • Poorly maintained elevators and escalators
  • Falling objects from improperly secured shelves or fixtures
  • Toxic mold or other hazardous substances causing health issues
  • Inadequate or negligent property maintenance and repairs
  • Faulty or poorly maintained HVAC systems

Holding Your Landlord Accountable

There are several steps to holding your landlord accountable after an apartment injury. To start, you will have to prove that your landlord either knew or should have reasonably known about the safety hazard. If you have any proof of notice you provided to your landlord about the safety hazard, you should keep this and bring it to your attorney. You will also have to prove that your landlord failed to remedy the safety hazard timely, and that you were injured as a direct result of encountering the hazard.

Finally, you must prove that your injury led to damages. We can prove your claim through medical records, a copy of the police report if you called 911, pictures of the hazard, surveillance footage of your accident, and more.

Financial Compensation

Ultimately, as long as we can satisfy the burden of proof, you should receive financial compensation to help you deal with the economic and non-economic damages you’ve incurred as a result of your accident. Examples of economic damages can include:

  • Lost wages
  • The cost of medical care
  • Property damage
  • Lost earning capacity

Examples of non-economic damages can include:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Lower quality of life
  • Emotional trauma or distress
  • Loss of consortium

Contact Our Apartment Accident Lawyers Today

Don’t face a personal injury claim on your own. Ensure you speak with a dedicated apartment accident lawyer sooner, rather than later. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New York is three years, but you should file your claim well before then. Contact Mitchell J. Schroeder, P.C. today to schedule your free initial consultation with our firm.

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