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Many people in New York City live in large, multibuilding apartment complexes housing thousands of residents. Unfortunately, accidents and injuries due to negligence on the part of property owners are not uncommon in these buildings. If you or a loved one has been injured in such an accident, our experienced apartment injury attorneys at Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP can help you explore your legal options to recover compensation for your losses.

Dangerous Conditions in New York City Apartment Buildings

The safety of apartment buildings in New York City is strictly regulated by housing codes. This includes private apartment buildings, condominiums, Section 8 housing, and project housing. Despite the regulations, conditions in apartment buildings can become hazardous for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Defective building materials
  • Shoddy construction
  • Poor building maintenance
  • Hazardous clutter and debris

When dangerous conditions exist in apartment buildings, it can lead to serious accidents, even when residents and visitors are using the apartment normally. If this occurs, the owner of the apartment building may be held liable for resulting injuries if certain conditions are met.

Types of Hazardous Conditions in New York City Apartment Buildings

Apartment accidents can lead to serious injuries and, in the worst cases, wrongful death. The following are only a few of the common dangerous conditions that can exist when property owners are negligent in maintaining their premises in a reasonably safe condition.


A water leak in an upstairs apartment can lead to a ceiling collapse in the apartment below. This can happen when a busted pipe and the resulting structural damage is not promptly and properly repaired. In addition to personal property damage, water leaks in an apartment can also cause slip and fall hazards, leading to serious accidents.


Faulty stoves can cause fires, explosions, and serious burn injuries. In addition to burn injuries, occupants may suffer injuries from smoke inhalation in an apartment fire caused by a faulty stove. Property owners in New York City are responsible for maintaining stoves and other apartment appliances in safe working condition.


Loose floorboards, tears in the carpeting, poorly maintained walkways, clutter, and debris can all lead to trip-and-fall accidents. This type of accident can cause fractures, torn ligaments, shoulder or neck injury, and serious brain and spinal cord injuries.


When a ceiling collapses in an apartment building for any reason, it can cause serious injuries or death. A common cause of ceiling collapse is a water leak in the apartment above. The occupant may be struck or knocked down by plaster, wood, wallboard, and other debris falling from the ceiling above.

Who Is Liable for Apartment Injuries Caused by Hazardous Conditions in New York City?

The owner, and possibly the managing agent of the building, may be held accountable in certain circumstances when dangerous conditions lead to apartment building accidents. There is a breach of the duty of care when the responsible party knew about or should have known about a hazardous condition and failed to repair it.

No Fee Unless We Win: Contact Us Today

If you or your loved one have suffered serious injuries in an apartment accident, connect with Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP. We can tell you whether you have a claim for damages and provide high-quality legal representation to help you pursue compensation for the losses you have suffered.

 Get in touch with us today by calling at 212-344-1000 to speak with a competent lawyer. Schedule a free consultation here.
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Aisha Neri
20:29 18 May 23
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17:42 12 May 23
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