If you live in an apartment complex, condominium or any other type of rental property, it is important to remember that your landlord must take reasonable precautions to protect you from harm ― or risk legal liability if they fail to do so.
For example, if your landlord doesn't properly maintain your apartment building in good working order, and you suffer an injury that could have otherwise been prevented, your landlord may be legally responsible and you may be entitled to damages under premises liability law.
In fact, there is a seemingly endless list of circumstances in which a landlord may be legally accountable for unsafe or dangerous conditions, including:
- Broken, cracked or uneven stairs, or any other defective condition that may lead to a slip-and-fall injury
- Missing or broken banisters
- Broken or uneven floors or walkways
- Poor lighting conditions
- Mats, rugs or carpeting that is torn, frayed, buckled or defective in any way
- Malfunctioning elevators or escalators
- Icy or slippery walkways or parking lots
- Broken or inoperable locks on doors, which may allow unwanted or dangerous individuals into the building
- Security systems or cameras that do not work, which may lead to an assault or other attack
- Inadequately trained guards or personnel
Whether you are a tenant or simply an individual visiting someone in the building, you need an experienced lawyer on your side when the negligence or careless acts of the building's landlord have resulted in your injury.
Aggressive Legal Guidance You Can Count On
If you have suffered an apartment-related injury and need an attorney who knows how to aggressively deal with landlords and their insurance companies, contact Gash & Associates, P.C. Quite simply, we will do everything possible to help you seek justice and get you the compensation you deserve following a personal injury accident.
Don't let your landlord take advantage of you ― contact us today to schedule a FREE personal injury consultation with one of our dedicated attorneys. You will not have to pay a dime in attorney fees until we win your case. You can reach us online or by phone at (914) 505-6779, or toll free at 866-GASHLAW. From our White Plains office, we help clients throughout all five boroughs of New York City and the Tri-state area.