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Bronx Premises Liability Lawyer

If you are injured as a result of a defect in a building, store or other premises you may have a right to receive compensation for your injury. Many times a defect like a collapsed ceiling, or broken step, or protruding piece or metal will cause someone to be injured. Bronx Renters have the right to expect their home, apartment or commercial space will be maintained at the level necessary to prevent injuries caused by hazards, unsafe design or insufficient security.

Many people are injured each year by slipping and/or tripping resulting in a fall in a building or premises. Quite often, the cause of the fall is a defect in the floor or stair causing the person to stumble. These cases come under the title of premises liability because the owner/operator of the premises is responsible to maintain the grounds in a safe and hazard free condition. A broken stair, damaged or cracked sidewalk, foreign substance on the floor, uneven floor surfaces, poorly marked changes in elevation, slippery surfaces (due to snow, water, ice) uneven elevators, and faulty escalators are all common examples of slip/trip and fall premises accidents in The Bronx. These accidents can occur in a variety of locations such as a street, sidewalk, office building, private home, apartment building, grocery store, and city owned locations.

Causes of Buildings Accidents

At the Law Offices of Stuart M. Kerner, P.C., our attorneys and legal team have over 30 years experience in dealing with accidents arising from building related problems such as:

  • Ceiling Collapses
  • Stairway Falls
  • Building Defects
  • Elevator/Escalator Accidents
  • Lead Poisoning
  • Slip, Trip and Falls
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Questions About Premises Liability Claims
What is Premises Liability?

Property owners and their managing agents are responsible for keeping their property safe and warning tenants and visitors of any dangerous conditions. They are also responsible to properly maintain their premises by cleaning, inspecting and repairing any hazardous conditions. If they fail to do so, they can be held liable for any injuries that result because of an accident due to a dangerous condition.

If I fell in a store and hurt myself, will I be able to sue the store?

A grocery store has a duty to use reasonable and ordinary care to keep the store safe for its customers. The store, through its employees, has a responsibility to make reasonable inspections to discover dangerous conditions, such as spills, or broken tiles or even dangerous display cases and to make them safe. If there is a spill, the injured person would have to prove that the store had “notice” of the condition and had a chance to clean it up. However, if the spill was there on the floor for an unreasonably long time, then we may be able to show that the store had constructive notice of the dangerous condition and had enough time that the spill should’ve been taken care of.

If I sue my landlord can he kick me out of my apartment?

A tenant with a lease is protected from eviction during the lease period so long as the tenant does not violate any substantial provision of the lease or any local housing laws or codes. If you sue your landlord and have a lease, the landlord cannot kick you out.

Landlords are prohibited from harassing or retaliating against tenants who exercise their rights. For example, landlords may not seek to evict tenants solely because tenants (a) make good faith complaints to a government agency about violations of any health or safety laws; or (b) take good faith actions to protect rights under their lease; or (c) participate in tenant organizations. Tenants may collect damages from landlords who violate this law, which applies to all rentals except owner-occupied dwellings with fewer than four units. (Real Property Law §223-b)

What is the Landlord’s Duty of Repair?

Landlords of multiple dwellings must keep the apartments and the building’s public areas in “good repair” and clean and free of vermin, garbage or other offensive material. Landlords are required to maintain electrical, plumbing, sanitary, heating and ventilating systems and appliances landlords install, such as refrigerators and stoves, in good and safe working order.

My child was diagnosed with lead paint poisoning. Can I sue my landlord?

Landlords must protect against the possibility that children will be poisoned by peeling of dangerous lead-based paint. Federal and local laws require that landlords of multiple dwellings built before 1960 (or between 1960 and 1978 where the landlord knows there is lead paint) must find out if a child under seven years old lives in an apartment, and inspect that apartment for lead paint hazards.

The landlord must keep records of all notices, inspections and repair of lead paint hazards, and other matters related to lead paint law. Landlords of such dwellings in New York City must also provide their tenants with a pamphlet prepared by the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD). 42 U.S.C.A § 4851; NYC Admin. Code § 27-2056.

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The Law Offices Of Stuart M. Kerner, P.C. has a track record of representing clients who have been hurt due to negligence or preventable accidents. Having a comprehensive investigation of the accident scene immediately after it happens is crucial for identifying a long-term strategy for protecting you. Our  law firm can help you with many different aspects of your claim including:

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  • Reviewing your paperwork.
  • Filing the initial legal claim against the insurance company.
  • Helping you if you have been denied.
  • Assisting you with recovering full and fair compensation for the injuries you have sustained.

Hiring an attorney you trust with your case is about more than just finding a lawyer with experience. For aggressive and caring representation, put the Law Offices of Stuart Kerner P.C. on your side today!

About Bronx

About Things To Do in The Bronx

About The Bronx New York

The Bronx is located in Bronx County, which is in the state of New York.

  • Population (approx.): 1,385,000
  • Geo coordinates: 40.8448°N, 73.8648°W
  • Postcodes:10451,10452,10453,10454,10455,10456,10457,10458,10459,10460,10461,10462,10463,10464,10465,10466,10467,10468,10469,10470,10471,10472,10473,10474,10475

Things to Do and See In The Bronx

  • Our Lady of Solace’s Church (Bronx) (near Holland Avenue and Morris Park Avenue): A Roman Catholic parish church under the authority of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York.
  • St. Dominic’s Church (Bronx, New York) (near Morris Park Avenue and Unionport Road): A Roman Catholic parish church under the authority of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York.
  • Van Nest, Bronx (near Barnes Avenue and Rhinelander Avenue): A working-class neighborhood located in the east Bronx borough of New York City.
  • Bronx Park East (IRT White Plains Road Line) (near Sagamore Street and Amethyst Street): A local station on the IRT White Plains Road Line of the New York City Subway. 
  • Bronx High School for the Visual Arts (near Mercy College Place and Wallace Avenue): Also known as Visual Arts, is a New York City public high school established as an art school in 2002 under Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Small Schools Initiative program.
  • Parkchester, Bronx (near Unionport Road and Metropolitan Oval): A planned community originally developed by the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company and located in the southeast Bronx, New York City. 
  • St. Anthony’s Church (Bronx) (near Saint Lawrence Avenue and Mansion Street): A Roman Catholic parish church under the authority of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York.
  • East 180th Street (IRT White Plains Road Line) (near East 180th Street and Bronx Park Avenue): An elevated express station on the IRT White Plains Road Line of the New York City Subway in the Bronx at the intersection of East 180th Street and Morris Park Avenue. 
  • St. Clare of Assisi’s Church (Bronx) (near Rhinelander Avenue and Hone Avenue): A Roman Catholic parish church under the authority of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York
  • Morris Park Racecourse (near Hone Avenue and Rhinelander Avenue): Morris Park was an American thoroughbred horse racing facility from 1889 until 1904. It was located in a part of Westchester County, New York that was annexed into the Bronx in 1895 and later became known as Morris Park.
  • St. Raymond’s Church (Bronx, New York) (near Castle Hill Avenue and East Tremont Avenue): ARoman Catholic parish church under the authority of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York.
  • St. Francis Xavier’s Church (Bronx) (near Van Nest Avenue and Lurting Avenue): A Roman Catholic parish church under the authority of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York.
  • Bronx Zoo (near Jungleworld Road and Bronx Park South): One of the largest metropolitan zoos in the world, and is one of the largest in North America, with some 4,000 animals representing about 650 species from around the world.
  • Morris Park (IRT Dyre Avenue Line) (near Esplanade and Paulding Avenue): A station on the IRT Dyre Avenue Line of the New York City Subway served by the 5 train.
  • 180th Street – Bronx Park (near East 180th Street and Boston Road): The former terminal station for the IRT White Plains Road Line of the New York City Subway.
  • Bronx Park South (near Bronx Park South and Vyse Avenue): A neighborhood in The Bronx, which lies immediately south-west of the Bronx Zoo. 
  • West Farms, Bronx (near Devoe Avenue and East Tremont Avenue): A residential neighborhood in a west central part of The Bronx.
Airports Rail and Roads in The Bronx

Airports

  • LaGuardia Airport
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport
  • Teterboro Airport
  • Westchester County Airport
  • Newark Liberty International Airport

Roads

  • Bronx River Parkway
  • Cross Bronx Expressway
  • West Side Highway
  • Sedgwick Avenue
  • Henry Hudson Parkway
  • New York State Route 9A
  • Hutchinson River Parkway
  • Interstate 295 (New York)
  • New York State Thruway
  • Interstate 95 in New York
  • Third Avenue
  • Mosholu Parkway
  • Pelham Parkway
  • White Plains Road
  • Bruckner Expressway
  • Interstate 287
  • Interstate 87 (New York)
  • Tremont Avenue
  • Southern Boulevard (Bronx)
  • Boston Post Road
  • Madison Avenue
  • Seventh Avenue (Manhattan)
  • Lexington Avenue
  • Park Avenue
  • Gun Hill Road (road)
  • 161st Street (Bronx)
  • Fifth Avenue
  • 59th Street (Manhattan)
  • Interstate 278
  • Webster Avenue
  • Westchester Avenue
Museum and Parks in The Bronx

Parks

  • Battery Park which is on New York.
  • Brooklyn Bridge Park which is on 334 Furman Street, Brooklyn.
  • Prospect Park which is on Brooklyn.
  • Central Park which is on New York.
  • Washington Square Park which is on New York.
  • New York Botanical Garden which is on 2900 Southern Boulevard, The Bronx.
  • Flushing Meadows Corona Park which is on Queens.
  • Madison Square Park which is on 11 Madison Avenue, New York.
  • Brooklyn Botanic Garden which is on 990 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn.

Museums

  • Liberty Science Center which is on 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City.
  • Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust which is on 36 Battery Place, New York.
  • Queens County Farm Museum which is on 73-50 Little Neck Parkway.
  • Cradle of Aviation Museum which is on Charles Lindbergh Boulevard, Garden City.
  • The Paley Center For Media which is on 25 West 52nd Street, New York.
Nearby Towns to The Bronx

Nearby Towns and Suburbs

  • Van Nest is to the north.
  • Parkchester is to the south-east.
  • Morris Park is to the north-east.
  • East Tremont is 1 mile to the west.
  • Fordham is 2 miles to the north-west.
  • Tremont is 2 miles to the west.
  • Morrisania is 2 miles to the south-west.
  • Hunts Point is 2 miles to the south-west.
  • University Heights is 2 miles to the north-west.
  • Melrose is 2 miles to the south-west.
  • Inwood is 3 miles to the north-west.
  • Washington Heights is 3 miles to the west.
  • Wakefield is 3 miles to the north.
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