CEILING FALLS

QUEENS CEILING FALLS LAWYERS

WITTENSTEIN & WITTENSTEIN

Many people are injured by ceilings that fall on them at home and in the workplace.  Landlords that fail to properly maintain their buildings are responsible for these injuries.  Ceiling falls can also be caused by construction on the floor above.  When businesses, landlords and owners of stores do not properly maintain their premises and fail to take precautions to prevent ceilings from falling, they are exposing tenants, workers and guests to potential injury.

At Wittenstein & Wittenstein, we have been representing victims of ceiling falls for over 60 years.  If you, or somebody you know, has been the victim of a ceiling fall, please make an appointment for a FREE  CONSULTATION at our Queens Office.  Call 718-261-8114 to make an appointment.

A ceiling fall can cause fractured bones, back injuries, neck injuries, joint injuries, brain injuries – even paralysis or death.  Soft tissues injuries such as bulging or herniated discs, torn ligaments, torn rotator cuffs, torn meniscus and other injuries which may require surgery.  These injuries can cause lost time from work and the need for substantial medical treatment.

QUEENS CEILING FALLS LAWYERS

WITTENSTEIN & WITTENSTEIN

When safety rules are broken, resulting in a ceiling fall that causes injuries, Wittenstein & Wittenstein is here to help.  Here are some ways that property owners shirk their responsibility:

  • Failing to repair leaks
  • Infestations of insects and rodents that weaken structures
  • Painting over a defect, rather than repairing it
  • Using unlicensed and poorly trained workers

If the building is owned by a municipality, such as the City of New York, a Notice of Claim must be filed within 90 days of the ceiling fall.  It is important to act quickly so that an investigation into the ownership can be started right away.  If you have injuries that were caused by a ceiling collapse, call Wittenstein & Wittentein for a free consultation.  Call 718-261-8114

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