Landlord/tenant personal injury lawsuit

Asked almost 2 years ago - New York, NY

if your landlord tries to retaliate and make false allegations after you complain to HPD gets them a violation and you have proof, what type of money can you sue for like the maximum for personal injury someone causes them trying to evict for no good reason?

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this has made my depression/anxiety worse to the point my meds are higher, I was hospitalized for a day, and I now have to take sleeping pills and another heart medicine to sleep

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  1. Jeffrey Marc Cooper

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    Answered . I'm not exactly sure what you are claiming for damages, but without a physical component to the claim you may be relegated to a specific type of case such as negligent infliction of emotional distress or perhaps a libel or slander case. Not that easy to establish damages in these kinds of cases. I would talk to a NY lawyer well-versed in the area of NY landlord / tenant law. If they think you have a viable claim, maybe they will agree to handle or refer you to someone who will.

  2. Steven Warren Smollens

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    Answered . Dear landlord and tenant personal injury lawsuit?

    You did not describe a state of facts that could support a personal injury lawsuit. Retaliation and false allegations are not claims for a personal injury suit. Trying to evict you without a good reason is not a personal injury.

    Good luck.

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  3. Christian K. Lassen II

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    Answered . No lawyer can put a number on a case from a short Avvo posting. Call a local landlord tenant lawyer to discuss the possible remedies.

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  4. Richard J. Chertock

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    Answered . This is not personal injury. At best it would be a defense to an eviction proceeding.

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