Who is Liable in a Lead Poisoning Case in New York?
Several parties might be held responsible if you or your child has been exposed to lead:
Landlords: In New York, landlords have a duty for providing a safe, healthy living environment for their tenants. This includes making sure there is no lead-based paint or other sources of lead exposure in the property. Landlords can be held liable if they fail to address lead hazards or don't inform tenants about potential risks.
Property owners: Property owners, like landlords, have a responsibility to maintain a safe environment on their property. If they are aware of lead hazards but don't take action to fix them, they can be held liable for any resulting harm.
Property managers: Property managers who oversee the day-to-day operations of a property have a duty to ensure it's safe for tenants. If they don't address lead hazards or inform tenants about the risks, they can also be held liable.
Contractors: If a contractor performs work on a property that disturbs lead-based paint or creates a lead hazard, they can be held responsible for any injuries or harm that result.
Manufacturers: Companies that manufacture or sell lead-containing products, like paint or plumbing materials can be held liable if their products cause lead poisoning.
To determine who is liable in a lead poisoning case, an experienced attorney at The Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff will investigate the circumstances surrounding the exposure and gather evidence to prove negligence. We will review maintenance records, building codes, and other documentation, as well as interview witnesses and consult with experts to prove that someone’s negligence is the cause of your suffering.