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New York City Housing Accident Lawyer

If you suffered injuries due to negligence on the part of the NYCHA, you may be entitled to compensation. The personal injury lawyers at The Dearie Law Firm, P.C. provide dedicated counsel to those who have been hurt in New York City in a housing accident and work to ensure they obtain the financial recovery they’re entitled.

With over 300 developments, The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) is the largest public housing authority in the nation. Created to provide safe and affordable housing for New Yorkers, more than 400,000 people live in NYCHA buildings across the five boroughs. Unfortunately, these properties are not always well-maintained, leading to the risk of accidents that can cause serious injuries or fatality.

Types of Accidents in NYC Housing

Accidents in New York City housing can happen for a variety of reasons. However, many are the result of the NYCHA’s negligence or carelessness. In recent years, there have been numerous accidents reported due to dangerous conditions, poor maintenance, and the NYCHA’s failure to make necessary repairs. Tragically, many of the injuries and fatalities that occurred due to these incidents may have been prevented had the NYCHA exercised reasonable care to provide residents with a safe place to live.

New York City housing accidents can commonly arise due to:

  • Defective elevators
  • Broken staircases
  • Poorly maintained sidewalks
  • Ceiling collapses
  • Inadequate lighting
  • Negligent security
  • Debris or liquid on stairs

Critically, a landlord, including the NYCHA, has a legal duty to residents and their guests to ensure that the premises are free from unsafe conditions. The NYCHA is obligated to timely repair any defects or hazards that it knew about, or should have known about through reasonable inspection. Failure to correct a dangerous condition — or warn about it — could cause the NYCHA to be held liable for any injuries that occur as a result.  

The personal injury lawyers at The Dearie Law Firm, P.C. are dedicated to fighting for the rights of those who have been hurt as a result of the NYCHA’s negligence. Providing vigorous representation and aggressive advocacy, we are committed to helping victims of New York City housing accidents recover the compensation they rightfully deserve for their injuries.

Experienced Attorneys Helping You Recover the Compensation You Deserve for Your Injuries

There are a wide variety of injuries a person can experience due to a New York City Housing accident, depending on the circumstances. Despite whether you think you’ve been badly hurt, it’s essential to seek prompt medical attention. Not only can a doctor provide the medical care you may need, but they can also document the extent of your injuries — medical records are crucial to establish any personal injury claim you might file against the NYCHA.

In addition to your medical records, you will need other documentation to support your negligence claim. Evidence can include photographs of the hazardous condition which caused you to be injured, copies of written correspondence advising the NYCHA about the condition, statements from any eyewitnesses who observed the accident, and any other relevant evidence.

If the NYCHA violated a building code or was negligent in failing to repair a known dangerous condition, you may be entitled to compensation if you sustained injuries as a result. Whether you were injured in a trip and fall, slip and fall, or another type of accident in a New York City housing development, you may be able to hold the NYCHA accountable for your economic and non-economic damages.

By filing a personal injury lawsuit against the NYCHA, you might be able to recover your unreimbursed medical expenses and out-of-pocket costs incurred in connection with the accident, as well as your lost wages and future lost earnings. You may also be eligible to receive compensation for your pain and suffering, mental anguish, and the loss of enjoyment of life you suffered due to the accident.

At The Dearie Law Firm, P.C., we understand the substantial impact a housing accident injury can have on you, your family, and your ability to earn a living. Handling each case with proficiency, skill, and integrity, our lawyers will guide you through the legal process and help ensure you obtain justice.

Contact a Knowledgeable New York City Housing Accident Lawyer

New York City housing accidents can be complex — they require knowledge of specific procedures necessary to pursue a claim against a city entity and the applicable statutes of limitation. It’s essential to have an attorney on your side with experience handling NYCHA claims who can protect your rights and ensure you recover fair compensation for your injuries. The Dearie Law Firm, P.C. offers reliable representation to those who have been injured due to the NYCHA’s negligence and strategically focuses on obtaining the best possible outcome.    

The Dearie Law Firm, P.C. has offices conveniently located in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx, and mobile locations serving Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, the Bronx, Staten Island, Westchester, Rockland, and Long Island in Nassau County, and Suffolk County. Contact us for a consultation.