Have You Been Injured in an Accident in a Commercial or a Residential Building in New York?
The owners of commercial and residential buildings have a duty to keep their buildings reasonably safe. Unfortunately, many owners fail to maintain their buildings, allowing them to fall into disrepair and become dangerous. The dangerous conditions that are allowed to exist lead to a variety of types of accidents, from falls, to ceiling collapses, to elevator accidents.METICULOUS AND QUALIFIED NYC ACCIDENT LAWYER
In order to bring a claim against an owner for an accident in a commercial or residential building, an injured person must prove that the owner was aware or should have been aware of the dangerous condition that caused the accident. In addition, the injured person will have to prove that the dangerous condition was a substantial factor in causing the accident. To prove a case, it is vital to obtain building maintenance records, surveillance videos, photographs and find witnesses to the accident. The New York premises liability attorneys at Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf perform a thorough independent investigation of every client’s accident immediately upon being retained in order to ensure that they obtain all critical evidence.
In addition to the owner of the building, there may be other parties, such as building management companies, tenants, elevator maintenance companies and security companies that are responsible for the accident. The liability of these parties depends upon a variety of factors, including whether they created the condition that caused the accident or whether they had a contractual obligation to remedy the dangerous condition but failed to do so.CASES OF NOTE
The following is a partial list of results the NYC premises liability lawyers at Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf have achieved in commercial and residential building lawsuits:
- $4,000,000 verdict for a woman who suffered injuries and whose husband was killed as a result of inadequate security at the building in which she lived.
- $3,900,000 settlement on behalf of a man who was killed when an air conditioner fell on him.
- $3,800,000 settlement for a woman who suffered a severe shoulder injury when a building carelessly allowed ice to build up and to fall in an area where pedestrians walk.
- $1,500,000 settlement for a man who suffered a fractured femur after falling on a defective stairway.
Determining exactly which parties are responsible for an accident in a commercial or residential building can be confusing. It is critical to hire a highly qualified attorney to assist you in bringing a lawsuit against the proper parties. The NY accident attorneys at Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf have over 90 years of experience in representing plaintiffs injured in commercial and residential buildings. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or has died as a result of an accident in a commercial or residential building, please contact us today.
Disclaimer: Please be advised that the results achieved in any given case depend upon the exact facts and circumstances of that case. Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf cannot guarantee a specific result in any legal matter. Any testimonial or case result listed on this site is based on an actual legal case and represents the results achieved in that particular case, and does not constitute a guarantee, warranty or prediction of the outcome of any other legal matter.