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