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Building & Premises Liability in Yonkers

Yonkers 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. Yonkers 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 Yonkers slip/trip and fall premises accidents. 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 Kerner Law Group, 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

Kerner Law Group, 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 Kerner Law Group, P.C. on your side today!

About Yonkers

About Things To Do in Yonkers

About Yonkers New York

Yonkers is located in Westchester County, New York. 

  • Population (approx.): 201,000
  • Geo coordinates: 40.9312°N, 73.8987°W
  • Postcodes: 10702, 10701, 10705, 10703, 10704

Things to Do and See In Yonkers

  • St. Joseph’s Medical Center (Yonkers, New York) (near South Broadway and Guion Street): One of the largest medical facilities in Westchester County. 
  • Getty Square (near N Broadway and Main Street): Getty Square is the civic center, central business district, and transit hub of the City of Yonkers. 
  • Yonkers (Metro-North station) (near Buena Vista Avenue and Nepperhan Street): A Metro-North Railroad and Amtrak station that serves the downtown Getty Square area of Yonkers.
  • Yonkers Public Library (near Dock Street and Atherton Street): The Yonkers Public Library consists of three branch libraries. 
  • Ludlow (Metro-North station) (near Fernbrook Street and Pier Street): Serves the residents of the Ludlow Park neighborhood of Yonkers, via the Hudson Line. 
  • Oakland Cemetery (Yonkers, New York) (near Ashburton Avenue and Mulberry Street): Established in around 1783 and was originally used to bury soldiers from the Revolutionary War operating under the name of St. John’s Burial Grounds.
  • Tibbetts Brook Park (near Midland Avenue and Teresa Avenue): One of the first developed parks in Westchester County and currently serves residents with activities that include swimming, hiking, sports, nature watching and fishing.
  • Sacred Heart High School (Yonkers, New York) (near Voss Avenue and Frederick Street): A co-educational private, Roman Catholic high school in Yonkers and is under the jurisdiction of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York. It is the only Catholic high school in Yonkers and was founded in 1923. 
  • Hudson River Museum (near Old Croton Aqueduct Trailway and Shonnard Terrace): The largest museum in Westchester County, founded in 1919.
  • St. Margaret of Cortona’s Church (Bronx, New York) (near West 260th Street and Riverdale Avenue): A Roman Catholic parish church under the authority of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York.
Airports Rail and Roads in Yonkers


  • LaGuardia Airport
  • Westchester County Airport
  • Teterboro Airport

Rail Stations

  • Jamaica Station (AirTrain) which is on 93-43 Sutphin Boulevard, New York.
  • Federal Circle Station 
  • Tonnelle Avenue Station which is on 51st Street, North Bergen.
  • Bergenline Avenue Station 
  • Port Imperial Ferry
  • Lincoln Harbor Station
  • Ninth Street/Congress Street Station 
  • 2nd Street Light Rail Station
  • Hoboken
  • Newport 
  • Yonkers station
  • Ludlow station (Metro-North)
  • Glenwood station (Metro-North)


  • Park Avenue
  • New York State Route 100
  • Palisade Avenue (Hudson Palisades)
  • Central Avenue (Albuquerque, New Mexico)
  • New York State Thruway
  • Interstate 87 (New York)
  • Third Avenue
  • Cross County Parkway
  • U.S. Route 9 in New York
  • New York State Route 9A
  • Seventh Avenue (Manhattan)
  • New York State Route 164 (1940–1960s)
  • Bronx River Parkway
  • Sprain Brook Parkway
Zoos and Parks in Yonkers


  • Condor Hotel – Williamsburg, Brooklyn which is on 56 Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn.
  • Central Park which is on New York.
  • New York Botanical Garden which is on 2900 Southern Boulevard, The Bronx.
  • Washington Square Park which is on New York.
  • Battery Park which is on New York.
  • Brooklyn Bridge Park which is on 334 Furman Street, Brooklyn.
  • Flushing Meadows Corona Park which is on Queens.
  • Madison Square Park which is on 11 Madison Avenue, New York.
  • Van Cortlandt Park which is on Broadway and, Van Cortlandt Park South, The Bronx.
  • Riverbank State Park which is on 679 Riverside Drive, New York.


  • Queens Zoo which is on 53-51 111th Street, Corona.
  • Green Meadows Farm New York which is on 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Glen Oaks.
  • Bergen County Zoo which is on 216 Forest Avenue, Paramus.
  • Bronx zoo Bronx river Parking which is on Bronx River Pkwy, Boston Road, The Bronx.
  • Tiger Mountain, Bronx Zoo which is on 2300 Southern Boulevard, The Bronx.
  • Dawn Animal Agency which is on 142 East 37th Street 2nd floor, New York.
Nearby Towns to Yonkers

Nearby Towns and Suburbs

  • Riverdale is 2 miles to the south.
  • Cresskill is 3 miles to the west.
  • Wakefield is 3 miles to the south-east.
  • Tenafly is 3 miles to the west.
  • Mount Vernon is 3 miles to the east.
  • Bronxville is 3 miles to the east.
  • Spuyten Duyvil is 3 miles to the south.
  • Demarest is 3 miles to the north-west.
  • Tuckahoe is 3 miles to the east.
  • Englewood Cliffs is 4 miles to the south-west.
  • Closter is 4 miles to the north-west.
  • Hastings-on-Hudson is 4 miles to the north.
  • Englewood is 4 miles to the south-west.
  • Inwood is 4 miles to the south.
  • University Heights is 4 miles to the south.
  • Fordham is 4 miles to the south.
  • Pelham is 5 miles to the east.
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Kerner Law Group, P.C.
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