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Apartment accidents occur much more frequently than you may think. If you were injured as a result of a landlord or property owner’s failure to ensure their premises are safe, then you may be entitled to compensation. Contact our seasoned New York personal injury attorneys today to discuss your case. At Hausman & Pendzick, our legal team is dedicated to ensuring you recover the damages you deserve.

What are the most common causes of apartment accidents in New York?

There are several causes of apartment accidents, but the most common is a result of landlord negligence. Some examples of typical causes of apartment injuries include the following:

  • Defective or missing smoke/carbon monoxide detectors
  • Harmful molds or asbestos in the air
  • Damaged flooring, stairways, or balconies
  • Insufficiently lit parking lots

Can I pursue legal action after an apartment accident?

If you were injured in an apartment accident, you will need to satisfy the burden of proof. This means that you will need to prove that your injury was a direct result of a landlord or property owner’s negligence. The best way to do this is to retain an experienced personal injury attorney who can advocate for you and your future. Additionally, if you are able, try and take the following steps after your accident:

  • Call 911 – The police will file an accident report and will dispatch an ambulance.
  • Obtain contact information from any witnesses to your accident. They may be able to corroborate the events leading up to your accident.
  • Take photos and videos of the scene of the accident, including the cause of your injuries.
  • Seek medical attention to ensure that your injuries are properly treated. Ask your doctor for medical documents outlining the severity and origin of your injuries.
  • Hire a skilled and dedicated New York personal injury attorney that can collect additional evidence that could be key to your personal injury claim.

How long do I have to file my personal injury claim in New York?

In the state of New Jersey, there is a statute of limitations of three years. This means that if you fail to file your personal injury claim within three years from the date of your apartment accident, you will lose the opportunity to win the compensation you deserve. Do not wait to get started on your claim. Our firm can ensure that you are promptly meetings all of your deadlines.


Hausman & Pendzick effectively represent victims of negligence in Westchester County and across the state of New York. We understand how challenging life can be without financial compensation for serious injuries you have wrongly sustained. If you need a knowledgeable and skilled personal injury attorney to help you recover compensation after an accident, contact Hausman & Pendzick today.