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New York City Building Collapse Lawyers

Building Collapse Law Firm with offices in Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan & The Bronx

orlow-firm-nyc-personal-injury-attorneysBuilding collapses in New York City can be devastating. If this happens to you or someone you love, you know it’s a big deal. It can cause serious injuries, a lot of stress, and make you lose money. At The Orlow Firm, our New York City construction accident lawyers are here to help. We really care and know how to handle these tough cases. We make sure every client gets the attention they need and we fight to get you what you deserve. When a building collapse turns your life upside down, you’re not alone. We’re here to stand by you.

Key Takeaways

  • Building collapses in NYC are serious and need good lawyers.
  • The Orlow Firm gives personal care in building collapse cases.
  • Getting the right money for your losses is important.
  • Call (646) 647-3398 For A Free Case Evaluation.

How The Orlow Firm Can Maximize Your Building Collapse Case


When a building collapses in New York City, it can be hard to know what to do next. That’s where The Orlow Firm steps in. We have a team of skilled lawyers who know all about building collapse cases. Here’s how we can help you get the most out of your case:

  • Investigation: We look into every detail of the collapse. We find out why it happened and who is responsible.
  • Gathering Evidence: We collect all the evidence needed to build a strong case. This includes photos, reports, and witness statements.
  • Working with Experts: Sometimes, we work with construction experts and safety professionals. They help us understand the technical parts of the collapse.
  • Negotiating with Insurance Companies: We talk to insurance companies for you. We make sure they see the full impact of the collapse on your life and fight for a fair deal.
  • Taking Your Case to Court if Needed: If we can’t get a good deal outside of court, we’re ready to fight for you in court.
  • Personal Attention: We treat every case like it’s our only one. We listen to you and make sure we know what you need.

At The Orlow Firm, we work hard to make sure you get the best outcome. We understand the laws in NYC and how to use them to help you.

Remember, if you’ve been in a building collapse, call us at (646) 647-3398 for a free case evaluation. We’re here to help you get what you deserve.

The Orlow Firm’s Successful Construction Accident Claims:

  1. $3,375,000 for a construction worker who fell 12’ off a ladder. He injured his neck, back, elbow and shoulder. Both his neck and back required surgery.
  2. $3,000,000 for construction worker who fell from a ladder sustaining a fractured femur requiring surgery as well as back injuries requiring surgery.
  3. $2,500,000 for a construction worker who sustained injuries to his lower back requiring surgery when a wall collapsed on to the forklift he was operating.
  4. $2,100,000 verdict for an undocumented construction worker who fell off a scaffold. He sustained injuries that required surgery to his elbow and shoulder.
  5. $2,000,000 for a maintenance worker who fell while going down a cellar ladder. The fall caused injuries to his back that required surgery.
  6. $1,850,000 for construction worker who was in the process of transporting an elevator platform when it toppled over into him causing an injury to his back which required surgery.
  7. $1,750,000 Client was a construction worker who fell down stairs while carrying a bundle of metal studs. He injured his back requiring surgery.
  8. $1,750,000 settlement for a construction worker who sustained a fractured ankle when he fell off a ladder. His ankle required multiple surgeries.
  9. $1,600,000 for a construction worker injured when he fell down a temporary staircase which was shaking and not properly secured to the ground. He sustained injuries to his back requiring surgery which prevented him from working.
  10. $1,375,000 for a construction accident in which a man fell from a scaffold, injuring his back and knee. The settlement was established through mediation.

Plus 10’s of millions more!

Compensation for Building Collapse Victims

If you’re hurt in a building collapse in New York City, you might wonder what kind of compensation you can get. Here’s what The Orlow Firm can help you with:

  • Medical Bills: This is for all the medical care you need because of the collapse. It includes hospital stays, doctor visits, and any future treatments.
  • Lost Wages: If you can’t work because of your injuries, we help you get money for the time you’re out of work.
  • Pain and Suffering: Sometimes, the hardest part isn’t seen. We understand that and help you get compensated for the physical and emotional pain caused by the collapse.
  • Property Damage: If your things are damaged in the collapse, like your home or car, we’ll help you get money to fix or replace them.
  • Loss of Quality of Life: If the collapse changes how you live your life, like if you can’t do things you used to enjoy, we’ll work to get you compensation for that too.
  • Punitive Damages: In some cases, if someone’s actions were really bad, you might get extra money as a punishment for them.

At The Orlow Firm, we look at every part of your life affected by the collapse. We fight to get you the most compensation possible.

Got questions about compensation after a building collapse? Call The Orlow Firm at (646) 647-3398 for answers and a free case evaluation.

Identifying Legal Liability in Building Collapses

When a building in New York City collapses, it’s important to figure out who is responsible. This is called legal liability. The Orlow Firm helps you understand who might be liable in your case:

  • Property Owners: Owners must keep their buildings safe. If they didn’t do their job, they might be responsible.
  • Construction Companies: If the collapse happened during or after construction work, the company doing the work might be liable.
  • Architects and Engineers: Sometimes, the design of the building is the problem. If so, the architects or engineers could be at fault.
  • City or Government Entities: If a public building collapses, the city or government might have some responsibility.
  • Manufacturers of Building Materials: If the collapse was because of faulty materials, the manufacturer of those materials could be liable.
  • Maintenance Companies: If poor maintenance caused the collapse, the company in charge of upkeep might be responsible.

At The Orlow Firm, we look at all the details to find out who is legally responsible for the collapse. This helps us make sure you get compensation from the right people.

Need help figuring out who’s liable in a building collapse? Call The Orlow Firm at (646) 647-3398 for a free case evaluation. We’re here to help you find the answers.

Common Injuries in Building Collapses

New York City Building Collapse Lawyers

In a building collapse in New York City, the injuries can be severe and varied. At The Orlow Firm, we’ve seen many types of injuries from these incidents. Here are some common ones:

  • Broken Bones: Falling debris and the collapse itself can cause fractures.
  • Head Injuries: These can range from concussions to more serious traumatic brain injuries.
  • Spinal Injuries: These injuries can be very serious, sometimes leading to paralysis.
  • Cuts and Lacerations: Shattered glass and sharp debris can cause deep cuts.
  • Crush Injuries: Being trapped under rubble can lead to internal injuries and broken bones.
  • Emotional Trauma: Beyond physical injuries, the shock and stress of a building collapse can lead to long-term emotional effects like PTSD.

At The Orlow Firm, we understand that each injury is unique and affects your life differently. We work to ensure your injuries are fully understood and accounted for in your case.

If you’ve suffered injuries in a building collapse, call The Orlow Firm at (646) 647-3398. We offer a free case evaluation to help you understand your rights and options.

Common Scenarios Leading to Building Collapses

New York Building Collapse LawyersBuilding collapses in New York City can happen for various reasons. At The Orlow Firm, we have experience with many types of collapse scenarios. It’s important to understand these causes for your case. Here are some common ones:

  • Structural Failures: This means the building wasn’t strong enough or was built wrong. Over time, this can make the building weak and cause it to fall down.
  • Construction Errors: If someone doesn’t build or fix a building correctly, it can lead to a collapse.
  • Neglected Maintenance: Small problems like cracks or leaks need fixing. If they’re not fixed, they can get worse and make the building unsafe.
  • Natural Disasters: Earthquakes, strong winds, or heavy snow can put too much stress on a building, causing it to collapse.
  • Fire Damage: Fires can damage important parts of a building, making it weak and more likely to collapse.
  • Overloading: Putting too much weight on a building, like heavy equipment or too many people, can be too much for it to handle.

At The Orlow Firm, we look into what caused the collapse. This helps us find who is responsible and build a strong case for you.

If you’ve been impacted by a building collapse and need to understand why it happened, call The Orlow Firm at (646) 647-3398 for a free case evaluation. We’re here to help you find the answers.

Relevant Laws Governing Building Safety and Construction in NYC

In New York City, there are important laws that help keep buildings safe. These laws are key in building collapse cases. The Orlow Firm can help you understand them:

  1. New York City Building Code: These rules say how to build and take care of buildings in NYC. They talk about the right way to design, build, and make sure buildings are safe.
  2. OSHA Regulations: OSHA makes rules for safe construction work. They protect people working on buildings and everyone around them.
  3. Local Law 11/98 (Facade Inspection Safety Program): This law says buildings must have their outside walls checked regularly. It’s to find and fix problems before they cause harm.
  4. General Obligations Law: This law talks about who has to pay when someone gets hurt because of carelessness. It can include building owners, people who build or fix buildings, and more.
  5. Multiple Dwelling Law: For buildings where lots of families live, this law has rules for fire safety and keeping the building in good shape.

At The Orlow Firm, we know these laws well. We use this knowledge to help with your building collapse case.

If you need help with laws related to a building collapse in NYC, call The Orlow Firm at (646) 647-3398. We offer a free talk to help you understand these laws.

Understanding the Statute of Limitations for Building Collapse Cases in New York State

In New York State, there are specific time limits for filing legal cases related to building collapses. These time limits are crucial to understand. The Orlow Firm can help clarify:

  1. Personal Injury Claims: If you are injured in a building collapse, you generally have three years from the date of the injury to start a lawsuit.
  2. Property Damage Claims: For damage to your property due to the collapse, the statute of limitations is also three years from the date of the incident.
  3. Wrongful Death Claims: In the tragic event of a death caused by a building collapse, the family has two years from the date of the death to file a wrongful death claim.

These time limits are strict, and missing them can mean losing your right to sue. It’s important to act quickly and get legal advice to protect your rights.

Concerned about the time limits for your building collapse case in New York? Call The Orlow Firm at (646) 647-3398 for a free case evaluation. We’ll help ensure you meet all deadlines and guide you through the legal process.

Prevention: Ensuring Building Safety and Compliance

Keeping buildings in New York City safe is important to prevent collapses. Here’s how this can be done, explained by The Orlow Firm:

  • Regular Inspections: Buildings should be checked often. This helps find problems like cracks or weak structures before they get worse.
  • Following Building Codes: There are rules for how to build and fix buildings. It’s important to follow these to make sure buildings are strong and safe.
  • Proper Maintenance: Regular upkeep, like fixing leaks or damaged parts, keeps buildings in good shape and helps avoid collapses.
  • Educating Property Owners and Workers: People who own and work on buildings should know about safety. Learning about risks and how to prevent them is key.
  • Community Awareness: Everyone in the community can help. If you see something unsafe in a building, report it to the authorities.

These steps help keep buildings safe and prevent accidents like collapses.

If you’re concerned about building safety in NYC or have been affected by a building collapse, call The Orlow Firm at (646) 647-3398. We offer guidance and legal support for these situations.

Why Choose The Orlow Firm for Your Building Collapse Case

orlow-firm-nyc-personal-injury-lawyersChoosing the right lawyers is key when you’re dealing with a building collapse in New York City. Here’s why The Orlow Firm is a good choice:

  • Experience with Building Collapse Cases: We have a lot of experience with cases like yours. We know what to do and how to handle these tough situations.
  • Personal Attention: Every case gets special attention. We listen to you and make sure we understand your situation.
  • Knowledge of NYC Laws: We know all about the laws in New York City. This helps us build a strong case for you.
  • Commitment to Getting Fair Compensation: We work hard to get you the money you deserve for your injuries and losses.
  • Support through the Legal Process: We’re with you at every step. We explain everything and make sure you feel comfortable with the process.

Choosing The Orlow Firm means getting a team that cares and works hard for you.

Thinking about who to choose for your building collapse case? Call The Orlow Firm at (646) 647-3398. We’re here to help and offer a free case evaluation.

Contact The Orlow Firm Today!

If you or someone you know has been affected by a building collapse in New York City, The Orlow Firm is ready to help. Here’s how you can reach out to us:

  • Phone: You can call us at (646) 647-3398. Our team is ready to talk to you, listen to your story, and offer guidance.
  • Consultation: We offer a free case evaluation. This means we’ll talk about your situation and tell you how we can help, without any cost to you.
  • Support and Advice: Our team is here to answer your questions and give you the support you need during this tough time.

Remember, in legal matters, time is important. Getting in touch with us quickly can help protect your rights and start the process of getting you the help and compensation you deserve.

Queens Building Collapse Lawyers

Queens, NY Communities we serve: Astoria, Long Island City, Sunnyside, Woodside, Elmhurst, Corona, Jackson Heights, Flushing, Forest Hills, Rego Park, Kew Gardens, Woodhaven, Ozone Park, Richmond Hill, Jamaica, Hollis, Garden City, Queens Village, Bayside, Douglaston, Little Neck, Glen Oaks, Floral Park, Fresh Meadows, Bellerose, Cambria Heights, St. Albans, Laurelton, Rosedale, Far Rockaway, Arverne, Rockaway Beach, Rockaway Park, Breezy Point, Whitestone, College Point, Maspeth, Middle Village, Glendale, Ridgewood, Howard Beach, Kew Gardens Hills, Auburndale, East Elmhurst, Belle Harbor, Neponsit, Lindenwood, Murray Hill, Beechhurst, Edgemere, North Corona, Bay Terrace, Oakland Gardens, Utopia, Pomonok, Astoria Heights, Queensboro Hill, Hillcrest, Ravenswood, Steinway, Brookville, South Jamaica, South Ozone Park, Springfield Gardens, Warnerville

New York City Building Collapse Lawyers

Manhattan, NYC communities we serve:

Battery Park City, Carnegie Hill, Chelsea, Chinatown, Civic Center, East Harlem, East Village, Financial District, Flatiron District, Gramercy Park, Greenwich Village, Hamilton Heights, Harlem, Hell’s Kitchen, Inwood, Kips Bay, Lenox Hill, Lincoln Square, Little Italy, Lower East Side, Manhattan Valley, Marble Hill, Meatpacking District, Midtown, Morningside Heights, Murray Hill, NoHo, NoLita, Roosevelt Island, SoHo, South Street Seaport, South Village, Stuyvesant Town, Sutton Place, Theater District, TriBeCa, Two Bridges, Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Washington Heights, West Village, Yorkville.

Brooklyn Building Collapse Lawyers

Brooklyn, New York communities we serve:

Bath Beach, Bay Ridge, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Bensonhurst, Bergen Beach, Boerum Hill, Borough Park, Brighton Beach, Brooklyn Heights, Brownsville, Bushwick, Canarsie, Carroll Gardens, Clinton Hill, Cobble Hill, Coney Island, Crown Heights, Cypress Hills, Ditmas Park, Downtown Brooklyn, DUMBO, Dyker Heights, East Flatbush, East New York, East Williamsburg, Flatbush, Flatlands, Fort Greene, Fort Hamilton, Gerritsen Beach, Gowanus, Gravesend, Greenpoint, Greenwood, Homecrest, Kensington, Lefferts Gardens, Manhattan Beach, Marine Park, Midwood, Mill Basin, Navy Yard, New Lots, Ocean Hill, Ocean Parkway, Park Slope, Prospect Heights, Prospect Park South, Red Hook, Sea Gate, Sheepshead Bay, South Slope, Starrett City, Sunset Park, Vinegar Hill, Williamsburg, Windsor Terrace, Wingate.

Don’t wait if you’ve been affected by a building collapse. Call The Orlow Firm at (646) 647-3398 today. We’re here to help you through this and fight for your rights.