Collapsed Ceiling Injuries
Our New York City Premises Liability Attorneys Have 30+ Years of Experience

Property owners in New York City have a legal obligation to provide a reasonably safe environment to any guests, residents, or passersby. If a building has a known safety hazard, the owner is expected to replace or repair it as soon as possible. If the corrections will take time to complete, the owner needs to put up warning signs and notify any persons who could be in danger. This policy needs to be strictly enforced, especially if a damaged ceiling is threatening to collapse.

Unfortunately, it’s not unusual for a property owner to ignore a leaky roof or forgo a “minor” ceiling repair just to save money. If you or a loved one has been injured by a collapsing ceiling, contact the New York City premises liability lawyers at Silbowitz, Garafola, Silbowitz, Schatz & Frederick, L.L.P. Our experienced legal team has been providing comprehensive legal services to the residents of New York City since 1987. We can investigate your case, research the negligent property owner, and develop a thorough case strategy that aims to maximize your claim.

Contact Silbowitz, Garafola, Silbowitz, Schatz & Frederick, L.L.P. at (646) 681-7055 to discuss your case with a qualified legal representative.

Pursuing Damages for Your Injuries

The injuries that result from a collapsed ceiling can quickly decimate a victim’s finances. Fortunately, a successful lawsuit can yield compensatory damages that account for your ongoing personal and monetary losses. Before awarding compensation, the court will need to evaluate how your injuries have impacted your physical, emotional, and mental health. Luckily, New York doesn’t place a cap on economic, or non-economic damages, unlike most states.

A victim can sustain the following injuries when a ceiling collapses:

  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Head injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Muscle and tissue damage
  • Lacerations
  • Broken or fractured bones
  • Nerve damage
  • Torn ligaments
  • Herniated, protruding, or bulging discs
  • Torn rotator cuffs

At Silbowitz, Garafola, Silbowitz, Schatz & Frederick, L.L.P., we aren’t afraid to negotiate or litigate against powerful insurance companies and corporate legal teams if it means securing a favorable settlement or verdict on your behalf. This is because we know that a catastrophic injury can result in medical bills that are far beyond a single person’s earning capacity – especially if your injuries also prevent you from holding gainful employment. For this reason, our New York City premises liability attorneys are here to answer your questions, represent your interests, and do everything possible to maximize your claim.

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