Tytahnisha Moulterie and Daniel Jeter Injured In Ceiling Collapse Caused By Water Leak; City Officials Knew About the Leak 1 Year Before Accident
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK (January 14, 2018) – Two people were injured and a family was shaken after a ceiling collapse at the Weeksville Gardens Apartments In Crown Heights.
Brooklyn police are saying that Tytahnisha Moulterie and Daniel Jeter were in a bedroom when the ceiling suddenly collapsed. Tytahnisha Moulterie and Daniel Jeter were struck by falling debris and had to be treated for their injuries from the accident.
Daniel Jeter Sr rushed into the room with the two victims who were injured and began pulling debris off of them.
Authorities are saying that the ceiling collapse that injured Tytahnisha Moulterie and Daniel Jeter in the Brooklyn apartment was caused by a water leak.
LIABILITY IN A CEILING COLLAPSE
The owner of a property has a responsibility to maintain their property in a reasonably safe manner for the tenants and guests that come to visit. When a property owner fails to repair a dangerous condition, the owner may be liable for any injuries that result from an accident caused by that dangerous condition. Unfortunately, the New York City Housing Authority is not always prompt or responsible when it comes to fixing their tenant’s apartments. Any person that is injured in an accident due to the neglect of a property owner may be able to file a claim for damages.
Our staff at Lipsig Lawyers were deeply concerned to learn about the ceiling collapse at NYCHA’s Weeksville Gardens Apartments that injured Tytahnisha Moulterie and Daniel Jeter. We extend our thoughts and prayers to the victim’s and their families as they move forward from such a terrible accident. It is time for Mayor de Blasio and the New York City Housing Authority to take responsibility for what has happened and help make this family whole again. They can’t hide behind the mistakes of past administrations for the NYCHA’s dysfunction. They were warned about the the leaks in this apartment for over a year and still dropped the ball.
If you or someone that you love has been injured in a ceiling collapse at a Brooklyn apartment complex, you may have legal recourse. Our team of highly experienced personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. Whether you just have questions about your rights or are looking to hire an attorney, you’re always welcome to reach out to us if you need help (646) 846-4496.