When a landlord may be held liable for a tenant's injuries

Landlords are required by law to keep their property free from hazards that could cause harm to their tenants and visitors. Therefore, if you live in an apartment in New York, and you suffer an injury because your landlord failed to maintain the property, you may be able to hold your landlord liable for your losses via a premises liability claim.

At Keith D. Silverstein & Associates, P.C., we work hard to make sure our clients are aware of their rights as they pertain to premises liability. Our staff strives to do everything possible to secure a positive outcome for clients who have incurred serious injuries because of a negligent landlord.

For example, if you slipped, fell and incurred serious injuries because the landlord failed to clear the property's sidewalks, walkways or parking lots of snow and ice, or because of inadequate lighting, broken tile or damaged carpeting anywhere on the property, we may be able to recover compensation for you. Other acts of negligence that could cause injury to tenants or visitors include a malfunctioning elevator, broken or insecure windows, and missing or lose stairwell railings. Further, if the landlord fails to keep his or her property safe through security measures such as properly trained security guards, surveillance cameras, burglar alarms or security systems, and an intruder breaks in and harms a tenant or guest as a consequence, the landlord could be held liable for damages.

If you believe that a landlord's negligence was the cause of an injury you suffered while you were on his or her property, our law firm may be able to help you file a lawsuit. For more information about our firm, please visit our webpage on premises liability.

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