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Brooklyn, Bronx, and NYC Ceiling Collapse Attorney

When we walk into a building, we naturally expect the ceiling to remain in place. Unfortunately, ceilings that are old, rotted, or damaged can fall on unsuspecting people underneath. If you have been injured in a ceiling collapse on someone else’s property, call The Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC right away. You may have a premises liability claim for compensation.

Why Choose Our Firm?

  • After an accident with serious injuries, we will handle every aspect of your case, so you can focus on your recovery.
  • We operate on a contingency fee basis. This means you pay us no fees until we recover compensation for you.
  • Our attorneys have more than 20 years of experience representing injured people in ceiling collapse and other premises liability matters.

What Causes Ceiling Collapse?

There are many different reasons why ceiling collapse occurs, including:

  • Cracks in the ceiling or water leaks left unattended
  • Accumulated snow or debris on the roof
  • Vermin that move into an attic, eating away and weakening structures
  • Structural or engineering issues
  • Substandard materials or improper procedures used in construction

Common Injuries in a Ceiling Collapse

When a ceiling collapses on an individual, it can cause a wide range of injuries, depending on the circumstances. Common ceiling collapse injuries include:

Damages in a Ceiling Collapse Case

Damages in a ceiling collapse claim will depend on a number of factors, including the extent and severity of your injuries. Types of damages commonly awarded in ceiling collapse claims include:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • Lost wages
  • Physical impairment
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

Who Is Liable?

The responsible party in a ceiling collapse claim is typically the property owner. If a ceiling collapses during construction, however, an independent contractor may be liable for your injuries. If the building owner is the city or another municipality, the statute of limitations (time limit imposed by law) is much shorter. In this case, it is crucial to speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.

Why You Need an Attorney

Ceiling collapse can cause serious injuries. Because of New York’s comparative negligence laws, the other side will attempt to assign as much fault for the accident as possible to you in an effort to reduce your damages. Any percentage of fault you are assigned will reduce your financial compensation accordingly. Our Brooklyn personal injury lawyers have the knowledge, resources, and skills to:

  • Investigate the accident and determine cause and liability
  • Obtain and preserve evidence
  • Assess the full extent of your losses – past, present, and future
  • Negotiate skillfully with insurance companies on your behalf
  • Aggressively pursue full and fair compensation, even if it means taking your case to trial

Connect with The Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC

Heavy ceilings can cause tremendous harm when they crash down on victims below. Property owners who choose to ignore a leaky roof or forgo ceiling repair put other people at risk. If you have been hurt in a ceiling collapse caused by someone else’s negligence, call The Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC today. Our experienced premises liability lawyers can assist you in pursuing compensation for your losses.