Practice Areas

Landlord Negligence

New York Landlord Negligence Lawyers

Neglected Maintenance • Lack of Security

Landlords are not responsible for every accident that happens on their property. But they can be held liable when failure to address known safety hazards leads to injury. If you believe you have a landlord negligence injury claim, contact a premises liability attorney at Scarcella Law Offices.

We have offices in White Plains and Manhattan, serving clients throughout the New York City metro area, including Westchester, Putnam, and Rockland counties. Our experienced lawyers have a strong track record of holding property owners accountable for injuries caused by unsafe premises. Call 1-800-722-7529 for a free case evaluation.

Slip and Fall Accidents

You can sue a landlord for injuries resulting from slips, trips or falls caused by broken steps or railings, accumulations of snow or ice, holes or uneven pavement. We handle claims on behalf of apartment building or townhome residents, as well as landlord negligence lawsuits against commercial property owners (department stores, shopping mall food courts) and city-owned property.

Inadequate Security

A rape or assault enabled by poor security may provide grounds for a lawsuit based on landlord negligence:

  • a security entrance failed to keep intruders out
  • a broken window or door lock allowed entry
  • security measures (guards, cameras) were not provided as promised

Lead Paint and Toxic Substances

Residents of older apartment buildings may be at risk of lead paint poisoning Lead Paint [Poisoning] or exposure to asbestos fibers, either from old peeling paint or from dust contamination during renovations. Landlords have a duty to inform tenants of dangers and to promptly address exposed lead-based paint or asbestos.

Aggressive Representation: 1-800-722-7529

A tenant's landlord negligence case is strongest when hazards or security issues were reported and the property owner did not promptly address them. Scarcella Law Offices knows the premises liability laws of New York, and we are adept at proving that the owner or maintenance contractor knew or should have known of the dangers.

Contact our landlord negligence attorneys for a free consultation, including evenings or weekends by appointment.

With offices in Manhattan and White Plains, New York, we handle personal injury and wrongful death claims in Westchester County and Rockland County, including Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, Eastchester, Scarsdale, Hawthorne, Dobbs Ferry, Ossining, Pleasantville, Thornwood, Riverdale, Greenburgh, Elmsford, and Yonkers, and all of New York City: Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island, including Harlem, the East Side, Battery Park, and Park Avenue.