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Know your rights as a tenant

If you live in a New York City apartment, loft or other rental property, you may have your own "landlord horror stories." While not every landlord is a nightmare to deal with, there are some landlords who jeopardize their tenants' safety by failing to maintain the premises.

New Yorkers might be able to file premises liability claims

New York City residents who get injured on properties owned by others may have legal recourse to file claims for damages subject to the state's premises liability laws. However, not all inuries are covered under legal theories that premises oweners bear liability for all injuries from accidents occurring on their properties.

Bronx landlord tries to freeze family out of duplex

One landlord in the Bronx is allegedly attempting to freeze a family out of their $1,600-a-month Baychester duplex apartment. A 51-year-old cancer survivor who also suffered two hip fractures and multiple strokes shares the dwelling with her boyfriend, 58, and son, 24, who has asthma.

Can I prove a store is liable for my injuries?

You missed the last step leading up to the door of a local business and fell down, breaking your wrist. You got hurt on a business owner's property, where you had reasonable expectations that you would be safe conducting your business. Now, you believe that the business should cover your medical bills and other related expenses and damages.

Premises liability lawsuits can be filed for lead paint exposures

According to the Public Advocate for the city, the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) chairperson was aware of problems with the agency's inspections for lead paint at least a half-year prior to when she claims that she was notified.

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