Can I sue my landlord for falling up stairs, if my injury was just a bad bruising without going to the hospital?

Asked over 1 year ago - New York, NY

The public staircase on our first level have uneven tread on them. They are all missing parts of the tread, one has no tread (bare wood), and all have worn down tread. Today I fell going up the stairs and hurt my shin badly. I have a big egg on it, but it does not require hospital treatment. Is it worth pursuing in any legal way? Thank you

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  1. Craig A. Post

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    Answered . Your medicals sound temporary and the cost of proving a case will make it difficult to find an attorney willing to do more than submit a claim. Feel free to consult with a lawyer but don't be surprised if you find no takers.

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  2. Christian K. Lassen II

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    Answered . A small bruise case would cost thousands more than would be recovered.

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  3. Brian C. Pascale

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    Answered . If you just have a bruise I doubt any experienced attorney would be interested.

    Mr. Pascale is licensed to practice law in the State of New York. The response herein is not legal advice and does... more
  4. Randy William Ferguson

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    Answered . No medicals, not much of a case. Probably not worth your time if no damages.

    The response given is not intended to create, nor does it create an ongoing duty to respond to questions. The... more
  5. Timothy Leo Bowden

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    Answered . This claim may be tough, especially if you have walked over that area before.. But contact a local attorney here to further advise you.

    Tim

  6. Jeffrey Bruce Gold

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    Answered . There are a huge number of attorneys who will take a case like this one. All you need to do is find their ads and call them.

    If you'd like to discuss, please feel free to call. Jeff Gold Gold, Benes, LLP 1854 Bellmore Ave Bellmore,... more
  7. Chris Matthew Limberopoulos

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    Answered . If the stairs are out of code you have a great case.
    Get a lawyer ASAP.

  8. Marco Caviglia

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    Answered . Not economically viable based upon your facts

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