Suing Your Landlord for Negligence

Personal Injury Attorney Serving The Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan & New York City Areas


If you were seriously injured due to negligence on the part of your landlord, you may be able to sue for damages. Landlords have a duty to keep their properties in a safe, livable condition, and if you were injured because of poor maintenance or lack of security, you should contact NYC personal injury lawyer Reid B. Wissner for a consultation.Stairway with caution tape wrapped around broken handrail

Call 212-406-9288 to schedule your free, no-obligation landlord negligence consultation. Reid B. Wissner serves clients throughout New York City, and will be happy to listen to your case and see if you have grounds for a lawsuit.

Common Cases of Landlord Negligence That Lead to Injury

When you are injured on someone else’s property, such as inside a rental unit or apartment building, you may be able to sue under premises liability. Some of the most common types of premises liability cases include:

  • Trip and fall injuries due to spills, ice, loose floorboards, or debris
  • Falls on stairs due to broken handrails, uneven steps, or slippery steps
  • Collapsed ceilings
  • Faulty electrical systems or other building code violations

In order to win a premises liability case, you should be able to prove that your landlord knew about the dangerous condition but did nothing about it. If you are not sure if you have a solid case, please don’t hesitate to give Mr. Wissner a call to see if you have adequate grounds to sue your landlord.

Keep in mind that typically your landlord won’t be held responsible if you are injured inside of your apartment. The exception is if the landlord’s poor repair job, faulty maintenance, or refusal to repair something that you’ve reported directly caused your injuries.

Damages In a Premises Liability Lawsuit

Damages you could receive from a premises liability lawsuit if your landlord is held liable for your injuries could include:

  • Medical bills
  • Prescription medications
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of future income
  • Any other medical expenses, such as at-home care if needed

Serious injuries can greatly impact your quality of life and ability to earn a living, not to mention the hospital debt that can quickly accrue as you undergo treatment. While calling a lawyer may not be the first thing on your mind, it is a vital step that could help you avoid bankruptcy from medical bills. In addition, a lawyer can help you hold your landlord accountable so that future tenants do not meet the same fate.

Schedule Your Landlord Negligence Consultation Today

If you’ve been seriously injured due to the negligence of your landlord, don’t hesitate to contact NYC premises liability lawyer Reid B. Wissner at 212-406-9288 for your complimentary consultation. We work on a contingency basis, which means that you don’t owe a penny until we win or settle your case. You can heal in peace without wondering how you can pay a lawyer while juggling your hospital bills at the same time.

We serve clients in Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and nearby areas of greater New York City.

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