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The beginning of the 20th century saw a considerable decline in quality-of-life for residents of the Bronx, New York City’s northern borough. With Prohibition, the Bronx was colonized largely by bootleggers and gangs. This increase in criminal activity brought housing prices down and the Bronx fell into disrepair.
Through a number of federal and city initiatives, the Bronx is only now beginning what will prove to be a long process of revitalization. Backed by governmental grants, affordable housing developments are springing up throughout the borough. But with an increase in apartments, condos, and other forms of rental housing comes the potential for slip and fall accidents. If the Bronx’s apartment buildings and condominiums are not properly maintained, residents are put at considerable risk of suffering serious injury.
For decades, the Bronx slip and fall attorneys at Banville Law have helped residents of the Bronx successfully navigate “premises liability” disputes. Under this legal code, property owners can be held liable for accidents that occur in their buildings and businesses. By strengthening insurance claims and aggressively pursuing lawsuits, our slip and fall lawyers seek fair compensation for slip and fall victims.
Although the Bronx is only the fourth most populated borough in New York City, it outranks others in population density. In fact, Bronx County is the third most densely populated in the country. And while more and more New York City workers are gainfully employed in their own boroughs than ever before, the demands placed by commuter traffic on the Bronx’s public transportation system are still high.
Even with so many commuters, the borough is only served by three subway lines, which are chronically congested. High foot traffic puts considerable strain on these properties owned by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). Without proper attention, subway stations can fall into disrepair, creating hazardous conditions for the borough’s commuters. New Yorkers living in the Bronx are able to pursue compensation from the City of New York after suffering slip and fall accidents on MTA property. For more information, visit our guide to City and State Property.
A recent study showed that the Bronx has New York City’s highest obesity rate. The study continued by identifying one of the primary culprits in this tragic trend: the Bronx’s numerous bodegas, corner stores where rushing commuters can purchase a wide variety of junk foods. But the Bronx’s stores and supermarkets also see a comparatively high rate of slip and fall accidents, when shoppers slip and fall on spilled products and unmarked pools of water.
Injured in a slip and fall accident in the Bronx? If a property owner’s negligence caused your injuries, you may be able to seek compensation in a slip and fall lawsuit. We want you to recover with peace of mind - without worrying about rising medical expenses and lost wages. Contact our slip, trip and fall lawyers today for a free consultation.