Over A Dozen Injured in Brooklyn Deck Collapse

Just two short weeks ago a Brooklyn Deck collapsed injuring more than a dozen people. The incident occurred in the early hours of Sunday, June 5th during a party with approximately 50+ attendees. 

The Brooklyn residence, where the collapse happened, is a historic mansion and city landmark dating back over a century. 

Officials speculate that the cause of the collapse was rotted wood, however investigations are ongoing. 

If you live in one of the city’s many timeworn buildings and you suspect there may be safety hazards in your residence like rotting wood, unstable structures, or lead paint, contact your landlord right away. You can also submit a complaint to the city by clicking here and following the instructions.

If your landlord fails to adequately maintain your building/property their negligence could be putting you and your loved ones at risk for serious and even fatal injuries. If you or your or a loved one is injured because of unsafe conditions that your landlord could have prevented you may be entitled to compensation. Click here to contact us today. 

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In furtherance of our firms culture of commitment to always act with compassion, concern and commitment to our clients, community and colleagues, we have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligations while prioritizing health, wellness and safety of all we can. 

As you know, the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced changes to many lives and businesses in our communities, and around the world. We, much like our neighbors and friends, have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligation to our clients, while also prioritizing the health, wellness and safety of our employees.

Until further notice, our offices will be closed to the public to encourage social distancing and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Our team is still hard at work, many from home, and you may still call, email, live chat or video conference us if you or a loved one is seeking legal assistance. As the first law firm to offer our clients secure online access to their case file more than a decade ago, we have always been believers in using technology to make life easier and information more accessible. In these present times it has been a smooth transition for us to continue to offer our clients the same seamless and thorough service that you deserve and are accustomed to.

This pandemic is unlike anything any of us have faced in our lifetimes, and while we can continue to emotionally support one another through it all, staying home and keeping your distance is vital to the health and wellness of our communities. It does not feel good to break routines, cancel events and retreat from our normal, day-to-day socializing, but let us remember that, in times of strife, prior generations were asked to go to war and we are simply being asked to stay home. Your isolation equals more lives saved, and more time for medical providers to prepare for the treatment of patients battling COVID-19.

When the dust settles, we will join together with a greater appreciation for our lives, local businesses, loved ones and health. Until then, we will continue to offer guidance from a safe distance.

Very truly yours,

Andrew G. Finkelstein and the staff of Jacoby & Meyers, LLP