A cozy living room with a TV on a white shelf, surrounded by indoor plants and light wooden furniture. The room features a white coffee table, light-colored chairs, a sofa, wall art, and a large window with sheer curtains letting in natural light.

The majority of us will feel safe and content in our own homes. Unfortunately, the risk of injury or wrongful death does not go away. Apartment buildings in the state of New York could host any number of dangerous liabilities to even the most alert of residents. If you have been injured as a result of another’s negligence and need help determining who is responsible according to New York’s personal injury laws, please read on, then contact one of our experienced Westchester County slip and fall accident attorneys to learn what you should know about apartment accidents in New York.

Who is liable for apartment accidents in New York?

It falls to residential property owners to maintain a safe environment for visitors, tenants and anyone lawfully on the property, whether they are homeowners or landlords. You may file suit under the state of New York’s residential premise liability laws if you have sustained injuries as a result of unsafe residential conditions.

What can you hold responsible parties liable for in New York apartment accidents?

If you have sustained any of the following injuries, you may have a good personal injury case:

  • Cuts and bruises
  • Sprains and strains
  • Herniated disc
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Fractures
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Temporomandibular joint dysfunction and/or dental injuries, such as cracked or lost teeth
  • Scarring and deformities
  • Tears and ruptures

Generally, apartment accidents stem from the following unsafe conditions:

  • Inadequate lighting
  • Poor weather conditions
  • Damaged flooring
  • Apartment pools
  • Broken smoke or carbon monoxide detectors
  • Staircases in disrepair

In order to determine who you can hold accountable and for what, you should reach out to one of our skilled Westchester County personal injury attorneys to discuss your next steps.

How can a Westchester County personal injury attorney help you?

A Westchester County personal injury attorney will have a better understanding of New York’s premises liability laws and how they may or may not pertain to your case. He or she will be able to give you a more accurate assessment of your case, including an honest discussion of its strengths and weaknesses and how likely it is you will go to trial. You can take nothing for granted, but having a qualified legal representative fighting for you can lead to a more satisfactory outcome. These cases can languish. Do not let yours be one of them. Give us a call today.


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.