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Tenants Can Suffer Serious or Deadly Injuries In Case Of Ceiling Collapses

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Every year or two, headlines reveal the devastating and sometimes fatal injuries that New York City residents and others suffer due to roof and ceiling collapses. In many cases, local officials or landlords were aware of the impending dangers. When these events unfold, those harmed can usually bring a personal injury or premises liability lawsuit to recover money to compensate them for their injuries. Our past ceiling or roof collapse clients have been forced to cope with concussions and other major head injuries, damage to their necks and backs, deep lacerations, and various types of bone fractures. While undergoing surgeries, treatments,...

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Types of Ceiling Collapse Accidents and Evidence to Give To Your Lawyer

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You may need a ceiling collapse accident lawyer when a ceiling collapses in a place where it's not your fault. While it may sound rare to be injured from a collapsing ceiling, it's not quite as rare as you think if you live in very old apartments or work in old buildings. What's the most common reason for this ceiling collapses? And what evidence should you give your personal injury lawyer if you discover that you have a serious injury due to a chunk of ceiling hitting you? Ceiling Collapses from Neglected Plumbing Issues When you live in a multi-story apartment that's...

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In Case Of Ceiling Collapse, Be Ready to Share All the Damage Details

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All residential and business structures are subject to ceiling collapses. Even new buildings can suffer so much severe storm damage that hidden water leaks may eventually work their way down and contribute to excessive mold and ceiling collapses. Of course, tenants living in older buildings with poorly managed plumbing problems remain among the most likely to be injured by this type of premises liability injury. Once you notice a ceiling water spot or see any water pouring down or sliding down the walls, you must ask your apartment manager (or the owner) to immediately fix all related problems. [table-of-content]   Keep regular records of...

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Brain Injury Case Values Can Vary Greatly

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Brain Injury Case Values Can Vary Greatly Predicting the possible settlement value of a head or brain injury case is extremely complicated since most clients experience many unique sets of problems. However, once our law firm has had the chance to review a client’s medical records and billings, we’re in a much better position to try and assign a potential value to a case – assuming there is ample proof of liability of one or more defendants named in the lawsuit. As many clients know, immediate treatment after suffering a head injury is crucial. This holds true whether someone has been injured...

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Falling Debris Accidents Pose Serious Threats to NYC Pedestrian Safety

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Falling Debris Accidents Pose Serious Threat to NYC Pedestrian Safety For decades, most New York City pedestrians have assumed that being hit by a vehicle while crossing the street was the biggest danger they faced. Unfortunately, the December 2019 death of New York City architect Erica L. Tishman put everyone on notice that falling building debris can suddenly take the life of any pedestrian. Ms. Tishman was walking near her office on the southeast corner of 49th Street and Seventh Avenue when a piece of loose terra cotta fell from a building – hitting her on the head and killing her. As...

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Bronx Ceiling Collapse Accident Lawyers

During the last five years, numerous Bronx residents have been forced to cope with dangerous ceiling collapse accidents. In fact, during one March 2018 event, family members said that part of a bedroom ceiling fell on a five-month-old baby boy and a seven-year-old girl. Both children had to be taken to a nearby hospital for tests and evaluation. The children’s grandmother says that she had reported the apartment’s leaky ceiling problem to the NYCHA (New York City Housing Authority) weeks earlier. After speaking with that family, a local reporter knocked on the door of a neighbor. She then learned that Vilma...

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Bronx Ceiling Collapse Accident Lawyers Discuss Landlord Liability for Ceiling Collapses

Far too often, New York City landlords ignore apartment tenants’ complaints about critically needed repairs explains Arkady Frekhtman, one of the Bronx ceiling collapse accident lawyers at the F&A injury law firm. Besides failing to address major plumbing problems, landlords also postpone repairing leaky ceilings and those with loose tiles. Tenants are even ignored when they report that their ceilings are breaking open and dropping harmful substances on them. Sometimes, entire ceilings must collapse before landlords will help. Asbestos, mold, and a variety of toxic substances can be mixed in with materials that fall out of ceilings as they break apart...

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Ceiling Collapse Accident Attorneys Discuss Bobcat Crashing Through Ceiling

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WABC News provided details of an unusual construction accident that happened in Yonkers on Wednesday, January 11 explains one of the New York City ceiling collapse accident attorneys at the F&A injury law firm. Authorities reported multiple injuries when a part of the ceiling collapsed at the National Wholesale Liquidators store on Central Park Avenue. Accident Details The accident happened just before noon as a bobcat and two crew were working on a parking lot repair. Suddenly, concrete gave way, and the machinery and two workers plunged 30 feet into the store below. A section of the store’s roof, estimated as 30-ft...

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New York Ceiling Collapse Injury Lawyer Explains this Premises Liability Lawsuit

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Almost every adult who has ever lived in an apartment complex can readily share a few horror stories with you about trying to get a landlord to timely fix a damaged ceiling, a broken water pipe or a faulty air conditioner explains a New York ceiling collapse injury lawyer. In some cases, property owners (or their managers) are so eager to save money on repairs that they’ll even threaten tenants with higher rents or eviction if they keep asking to have major repairs completed. These problems have become so common that it’s now easy to find shocking New York slumlord and...

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