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Manhattan 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. Manhattan 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 New Rochelle. 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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Why Choose Our Firm

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 New Rochelle

About Things To Do in New Rochelle

New Rochelle is located in the county of Westchester, which is in the state of New York.

  • Population (approx.): 80,000
  • Geo coordinates: 40.9115°N, 73.7824°W
  • Postcodes: 10802, 10801, 10805, 10804

Things to Do and See In New Rochelle

  • United States Post Office (New Rochelle, New York) (near North Avenue and Huguenot Street): The main U.S. Post Office in New Rochelle (also known as New Rochelle Post Office) is located at 255 North Avenue, at the intersection of North Avenue and Huguenot St. (US 1/the Boston Post Road South), in the city of New Rochelle in Westchester County, New York (…).
  • 271 North Avenue (near North Avenue and Huguenot Street): 271 North Avenue (also known as the Schiff Building, Pershing Square, the Kaufman or K Building) is a 13 story art-deco office tower located in the downtown section of New Rochelle in Westchester County, New York. (…).
  • WKLV-FM (near Huguenot Street and Le Count Place): WKLV-FM is a Contemporary Christian radio station licensed to Port Chester, New York, moving in from Stamford, Connecticut on May 30, 2011, signing on as the K-LOVE affiliate for New York City and the metropolitan area (…).
  • New Rochelle Walk of Fame (near Huguenot Street and Lawton Street): The New Rochelle Walk of Fame was installed in 2011 in Ruby Dee Park at Library Green, located in the downtown section of the city of New Rochelle in Westchester County, New York.”New Rochelle Walk of Fame dedicated at Library Green”, in The New Rochelle Sound & Town Report, November 4, 2011 (…).
  • Pioneer Building (New Rochelle, New York) (near North Avenue and Anderson Street): The Pioneer Building is a late nineteenth century commercial/office structure located on Lawton Street in the Downtown business district of the City of New Rochelle in Westchester County, New York. The building is a good example of Neo-Italian Renaissance commercial style and represents an important (…).
  • New Rochelle Public Library (near Memorial Highway and Huguenot Street): New Rochelle Public Library (NRPL) is a public library located in New Rochelle, New York. Chartered in 1894, the NRPL is a school-district library with its own operating budget and a Board of Trustees with seven elected members (…).
  • New Rochelle station (near Station Plaza and Grand Street): The New Rochelle station is a Metro-North Railroad and Amtrak train station located in New Rochelle, New York. The station serves Metro-North’s New Haven Line and Amtrak’s Northeast Regional; Bee-Line Bus System buses serve a bus stop just outside the station (…).
  • Trinity-St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (New Rochelle, New York) (near Division Street and Huguenot Street): Trinity-St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in New Rochelle in Westchester County, New York was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2006. It is located at the northwest corner of Huguenot Street (also known as the Boston Post Road) and Division Street (…).
  • Union Baptist Church (New Rochelle, New York) (near Locust Avenue and Main Street): Union Baptist Church was a historic house of worship located in Downtown New Rochelle, in Westchester County, New York. The church was added to Westchester Inventory of Historic Places in 1994, chosen for its cultural and historical characteristics as well as for its Neo-Romanesque edifice and (…).
  • Parish of St. Gabriel and of St. Joseph (New Rochelle, New York) (near Division Street and Washington Avenue): The Parish of St. Gabriel and of St. Joseph was formed in August 2015 with the merger of the Territorial parish of St. Gabriel on Division Street with the personal parish of St. Joseph on Washington Avenue, both in New Rochelle, NY. St. Gabriel is the parish church. However, St (…).
  • Trump Plaza (New Rochelle) (near Huguenot Street and Harrison Street): Trump Plaza New Rochelle is a 40-story luxury residence located in downtown New Rochelle, New York. It was built by Cappelli Enterprises, the same developer that built Trump Tower at City Center in nearby White Plains (…).
  • New Rochelle Trust Building (near Main Street and South Division Street): New Rochelle Trust Company Building is a historic building located in the city of New Rochelle in Westchester County, New York. The building is significant in its association with banking, as the work of architect F. C (…).
  • Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital (near Memorial Highway and Division Street): Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital (formerly Sound Shore Medical Center) is a community-based, teaching hospital located at 16 Guion Place in the city of New Rochelle, in Westchester County, New York, and affiliated with the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. The hospital opened in 1892 as (…).
  • RKO Proctor’s Theater, New Rochelle (near Main Street and Centre Avenue): RKO Proctor’s Theater is a historic movie theater located on Main Street in New Rochelle in Westchester County, New York. Herbert J. Krapp designed the brick structure using a Renaissance motif with retail stores housed under two-story “blind arches”, a feature borrowed from Stanford White’s Madison (…).
  • Blessed Sacrament Church (New Rochelle, New York) (near Shea Place and Centre Avenue): The Church of the Blessed Sacrament is a Roman Catholic parish located in New Rochelle, New York. Blessed Sacrament was founded in 1874 and its present-day church building was constructed in 1897. Its predecessor, St. Matthew’s Church, was founded in 1848 (…).
  • Blessed Sacrament-St. Gabriel High School (near Shea Place and Maple Avenue): Blessed Sacrament-St. Gabriel High School was a co-educational, private, Roman Catholic high school in New Rochelle, New York in Westchester County. The school was a result of the merger of Blessed Sacrament and Saint Gabriel’s into one co-educational institution (…).
  • First Presbyterian Church and Lewis Pintard House (near Pintard Avenue and Laurel Place): The First Presbyterian Church and Lewis Pintard House is a pair of adjacent historic buildings in downtown New Rochelle, New York, United States. The church and its adjoining manse, the Pintard House, are on a lot (…).
  • Knickerbocker Building (New Rochelle, New York) (near Webster Avenue and New England Thruway): The Knickerbocker Building is an eclectic, Dutch Colonial Revival and industrial building located at 50-52 Webster Avenue in the city of New Rochelle, Westchester County, New York. (…).
  • Sutton Manor (New Rochelle) (near Farragut Circle and Decatur Road): Sutton Manor is a distinctive early 20th century suburban residential district in the city of New Rochelle in Westchester County, New York. The neighborhood is located off the northern shore of Long Island Sound on Echo Bay (…).
  • College of New Rochelle (near Castle Place and Elm Street): The College of New Rochelle (CNR) is a private Catholic college with its main campus located in New Rochelle, New York. The College of St. Angela was founded by the Ursuline Order as the first Catholic women’s college in New York State in 1904, a time when women were generally excluded from higher (…).
Airports Rail and Roads in New Rochelle

Roads

  • Interstate 95 in New York
  • Hutchinson River Parkway
  • Main Street (Queens)
  • U.S. Route 1 in Maryland
  • Division Street
  • Boston Post Road
  • Interstate 95 in Massachusetts

Nearby Airports

  • JFK
  • LaGuardia
  • Newark Airport
Zoos and Parks in New Rochelle

Parks

  • Lincoln Park/Pool which is on Lincoln Avenue, Prince Street, New Rochelle.
  • Feeney Park which is on New Rochelle.
  • Sycamore Park which is on 83 Kings Highway, New Rochelle.
  • Hudson Park & Beach which is on 1 Hudson Park Road, New Rochelle.
  • Five Islands Park which is on 99 Le Fevres Lane, New Rochelle.
  • Ruby Dee Park which is on 1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle.
  • Rochelle Park which is on 2 The Circle, New Rochelle.
  • Westchester County-Glen Is Prk which is on Pelham Road, New Rochelle.
  • East Coast Greenway which is on 224 U.S. 1, New Rochelle.
  • Memorial Plaza which is on 90 Beaufort Place, New Rochelle.

Museums

  • Museum Editions Ltd – Charles Fazzino Studio which is on 32 Relyea Place, New Rochelle.
Nearby Towns to New Rochelle

Nearby Towns and Suburbs

  • Pelham is 1 mile to the west.
  • Pelham Manor is 1 mile to the south-west.
  • Larchmont is 1 mile to the north-east.
  • Wykagyl is 2 miles to the north-west.
  • Mount Vernon is 2 miles to the west.
  • Bronxville is 3 miles to the north-west.
  • Eastchester is 3 miles to the north-west.
  • Tuckahoe is 3 miles to the north-west.
  • Mamaroneck is 3 miles to the north-east.
  • Wakefield is 3 miles to the west.
  • Harrison is 5 miles to the north-east.
  • Morris Park is 5 miles to the south-west.
  • Manorhaven is 5 miles to the south-east.
  • Greenville is 6 miles to the north.
  • Van Nest is 6 miles to the south-west.
  • The Bronx is 6 miles to the south-west.
  • Yonkers is 6 miles to the west.
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