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Could Your Landlord Be Responsible for a Slip-and-Fall Accident in Your Apartment?

Landlords in New York are required to provide their residents with safe properties free from known hazards and defects. When a landlord in New York violates this duty and you’re injured on their property from a slip-and-fall accident, you may be able to sue the landlord for any damages you have sustained.

The New York slip-and-fall accident lawyers at Dalli & Marino, LLP represent individuals who have been injured from slip-and-fall accidents due to negligence from their landlord. We will help you investigate the cause of your slip-and-fall accident, determine if your landlord was at fault, and work hard to get you the compensation you deserve for any of your injuries.

Types of Slip-and-Fall Accidents

Generally, landlords can be held liable for injuries sustained from slips and falls on their premises if they knew or should have reasonably known about the safety risks and hazards that caused the accident. They’re liable if the injuries from these hazards or risks were foreseeable or if they had a chance to fix them but chose not to. Within these limits, tenants or guests who are injured will most likely be able to sue for their injuries that were caused by:

  • Building code violations: These may include things like broken floorboards or missing or loose handrails that the landlord was aware of but chose not to repair.
  • Ice or snow accumulation: This is ice or snow that has accumulated around a rental building in public areas that then resulted in you falling or slipping.
  • Inadequate maintenance or general property defects: These are things that expose guests or tenants to unreasonable hazards or risks, such as leaks in downspouts and gutters that leave behind pools of standing water.

Landlord liability is a particularly complicated area of the law, but one that frequently comes up in a slip-and-fall injury case after a landlord has failed to fix a hazardous condition. These types of cases can become overwhelming quickly, which is why it’s important for you to contact a skilled personal injury lawyer for your slip-and-fall accident as soon as possible. 

How to Hold Your Landlord Accountable After a Slip-and-Fall Accident

If you’ve suffered a slip-and-fall accident, it’s possible to sue your landlord for damages. Landlords own the buildings we rent and call home, meaning they owe a duty to keep them clean, safe, and habitable. When a landlord fails to fulfill this duty, it can result in an accident, and tenants can sustain injuries.

If you suffered injury from a slip-and-fall accident and wish to sue your landlord, you’ll likely be suing under a premises liability. Often, apartment building accidents are more complex to deal with due to the fact that tenants often share some of the responsibility of keeping their apartments maintained. Generally, daily upkeep and cleaning are the responsibility of the tenant. But, smaller problems can snowball into bigger problems which then require a landlord to step in and repair the problem. If this problem isn’t repaired and you slip and fall and sustain injuries, you may have a case in which you could be compensated. Our skilled slip-and-fall lawyers may be able to get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries.

Contact the Qualified New York Slip and Fall Accident Attorneys at Dalli & Marino, LLP Today

Here at Dalli & Marino, LLP, our experienced slip-and-fall accident lawyers represent clients who are victims of landlord-related lawsuits. We’ll gather up any evidence and work to establish liability on the landlord’s part so that your accident case will go as smoothly as possible. We’ll work hard to get you the full amount of compensation you’re entitled to from the landlord, as well as from any liability insurers.

If you’ve been seriously injured at your apartment building or another type of residential rental property, give our law firm a call today at (888) 465-8790 or fill out our contact form to schedule your free consultation and case review.

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