New York’s Premier Building Collapse Attorney

Dedicated Legal Representation for Building Collapse Victims

Based in Manhattan, the personal injury law firm of Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf specializes in representing victims of building collapses in New York City, New York Metro Area, and Upstate NY. Call us at (212) 943 1090 for a free consultation. Our experienced legal team understands the complexity of construction laws and building regulations in NYC and NY State. We are committed to fighting for the rights of those affected by such devastating accidents.

Why Choose Our NY Building Collapse Lawyers?
  • Expertise in Construction Law: Our attorneys have deep knowledge of NYC's building codes and construction industry standards.
  • Proven Track Record: At Gair, Gair, Conason Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf we blend over a century of legal expertise with a commitment to achieving successful outcomes for our clients. Our skilled team has demonstrated this through numerous high-profile cases, ensuring justice and substantial settlements.
  • Recent Case Highlights:
    • We championed the cause of a DEA agent's family, securing a $3.5 million settlement after a tragic incident where a cesspool collapse at his home led to his untimely demise.
    • As lead counsel in a complex, multiparty lawsuit following a catastrophic building collapse on West 35th Street in Manhattan, our firm skillfully navigated the legal challenges. Despite the building's limited insurance coverage of $2 million, a $3 million settlement was obtained, offering some solace and support to the multiple victims who suffered injuries.
  • Feared Trial Attorneys: The team of premises liability attorneys at Gair,Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom,Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf comprises some of the nation's top trial lawyers. Renowned for our unwavering commitment and expertise, defense attorneys and insurance companies recognize our determination to pursue justice vigorously. We have a consistent track record of taking cases to trial when necessary, ensuring that our clients receive fair and just compensation. Our reputation is built on our steadfast resolve to fight for the rights of those affected by building collapses, and we are dedicated to achieving the best possible outcomes for our clients.
Our Services
  • Free Initial Consultation: Discuss your case with no upfront cost.
  • Comprehensive Case Evaluation: Thorough investigation of the incident to determine liability and negligence.
  • Specialized Engineering Experts: We enlist top-tier engineering specialists with a focus on building integrity, providing crucial technical insights to support your building collapse case.
  • Negotiations and Litigation: We handle negotiations with insurance companies and pursue litigation if necessary to secure just compensation.
  • Support Through Recovery: Assisting clients in navigating medical care and recovery while we handle the legal aspects.
Understanding Building Collapse Cases

Building collapses can result from a multitude of factors, each presenting its unique complexities. These include structural defects, often stemming from inadequate design or poor construction materials; construction negligence, where safety standards and protocols are disregarded; code violations, where buildings are not in compliance with local regulations; and critically, a failure to maintain the building adequately. This last factor is especially significant, as ongoing maintenance is crucial to ensure structural integrity over time. Neglect in regular inspections and repairs can lead to catastrophic consequences.

Victims of building collapses are often subjected to serious injuries, which can be life-altering and require long-term medical care. Beyond physical harm, they face significant financial burdens due to medical bills, loss of income, and often, the need for rehabilitation services. Additionally, the emotional distress caused by such traumatic events cannot be overstated. It's not just a legal issue; it's a matter of restoring peace of mind and security in one's living or working environment.

Our firm is deeply committed to holding responsible parties accountable for these tragedies. We diligently work to uncover all contributing factors to a collapse and ensure that all forms of negligence, especially failures in maintaining building safety, are addressed in our pursuit of justice. Our goal is not only to seek the compensation our clients rightfully deserve but also to drive changes that prevent similar incidents in the future, ensuring safer buildings for all.

What is Building Collapse Litigation?

Building collapse litigation involves legal action taken against individuals or entities responsible for a building's collapse. This could include construction companies, architects, engineers, property owners, or other parties whose negligence may have led to the incident.

Who Can File a Building Collapse Lawsuit?

Victims of the collapse, including residents, visitors, workers, or bystanders who suffered injuries, property damage, or loss, are typically eligible to file a lawsuit. Families of deceased victims can also file a wrongful death claim.

What Types of Compensation Can Be Claimed?

Compensation may include medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and punitive damages in cases of gross negligence. Property damage and other financial losses related to the collapse can also be claimed.

How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit?

The statute of limitations for building collapse cases in New York varies depending on the type of claim. It's essential to consult with an attorney promptly to ensure your claim is filed within the legal time limits.

What Should I Do if I'm a Victim of a Building Collapse?

Seek medical attention immediately, document your injuries, gather evidence (such as photos of the site), and contact a building collapse attorney to discuss your legal options.

How Do Attorneys Investigate Building Collapse Cases?

Attorneys may work with construction experts, structural engineers, and safety inspectors to determine the cause of the collapse. They will also review construction documents, maintenance records, and compliance with building codes.

Is There a Fee for Consulting a Building Collapse Attorney?

Most building collapse attorneys offer a free initial consultation. Our firm operates on a contingency fee basis, meaning you don't pay unless we win your case.

How Long Does a Building Collapse Lawsuit Take?

The duration of a lawsuit can vary greatly depending on the case's complexity, the number of parties involved, and the litigation process. Some cases may settle out of court, while others may require a trial.

Speak to a Seasoned New Yor Building Collapse Attorney

For a free consultation with a NY building collapse attorney, call Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Heshenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf at (212) 943-1090 or fill out our contact form. Let us help you rebuild your life after a building collapse.

Client Reviews
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