Can I Sue My Landlord for an Injury in New York City?

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There are few things worse than being caught off-guard and sustaining a serious injury in an accident. Unfortunately for many tenants throughout New York City, they are subjected to negligent apartment conditions, in large part due to careless landlords. If you’ve recently sustained an injury in your apartment due to no fault of your own, you are most likely now seeking compensation to cover the cost of your medical bills, lost wages, and more. Read on and reach out to our New York City personal injury attorney to learn more about whether you may sue your landlord after sustaining an injury in an apartment accident. Here are some of the questions you may have:

How do apartment accidents happen?

Apartment accidents can happen for several reasons, but in many cases, they are the result of landlord negligence. Some of the most common types of landlord negligence that our firm sees are as follows:

  • Failing to ensure that stairwells are safe and in working conditions.
  • Inadequate security or surveillance on the premises.
  • Unsafe apartment complex amenities, such as playgrounds
  • Failing to remove weather-related hazards timely
  • Unsafe air and water conditions
  • Failing to ensure alarms and detectors are installed

Can I sue my landlord for an apartment accident injury?

If you were injured in an apartment accident, you will have to prove several things. First, you must prove that your landlord knew or should have known about the unsafe apartment conditions. You will then have to prove that your landlord failed to fix those conditions timely. Finally, you must prove that you were injured and sustained significant damages as a direct result of your landlord’s negligence. Our New York City personal injury lawyer can guide you through every step of the claims process going forward.

What is the statute of limitations for premises liability claims in NYC?

The statute of limitations is the amount of time you will have to take legal action against a negligent party for their actions. The statute of limitations for premises liability claims in New York City is, in most cases, three years, which means that, generally, you will only have three years from the date of your accident to file a premises liability claim. Our firm is ready to begin the claims process on your behalf today–all you have to do is pick up the phone and give us a call.


At Mark L. Bodner, P.C., we are committed to guiding clients through each step of the medical malpractice and personal injury claims process. Our firm understands how traumatic it can be when you become a victim of negligence. We are prepared to fight on your behalf to help you recover a maximum compensation award.聽Contact our firm today.