Bronx and Brooklyn Accident Lawyer Steven Wildstein Discusses Ceiling Collapses in New York

Watch this video of our Brooklyn and Bronx accident attorney explaining why ceiling collapse accidents are so common in New York. If you have sustained injuries in a ceiling collapse accident, contact us today for a free consultation.

Video Transcript

Ceiling collapse accidents are prevalent in New York because there are many old buildings in New York. New York has been a city for over 200 years and there are many buildings that people live in, in the Bronx and Brooklyn and elsewhere, the buildings are 100 years old and need to be maintained like anything, like an old car needs to be maintained. If you don’t maintain an old ceiling, when it shows you it starts to leak water or it gets moldy or the edges get brown in an area that you can see that there’s some water condition up there in the ceiling and if it’s not fixed the water damage will collapse the ceiling.

In New York landlords are required to keep the premises in a reasonably safe condition and the landlord must fix it when they know, when the tenants call them and tell them I have a leak in my ceiling or the tenant says I have a bucket in my bathroom under where there’s a stream of water coming down. If the landlord doesn’t come clearly they’re very negligent, and if that ceiling then falls on somebody, you or your family member, they can get seriously hurt and that landlord is responsible for that because that’s a terrible thing.

Comments are closed.