In Manhattan, The Bronx and Brooklyn and other places in New York, we have seen many instances and cases where hot water used in an apartment changes temperature for no apparent reason. We have also seen cases in which water coming out of the tap is much too hot to be safe. We have had several cases when that has occurred and children who were being bathed in their homes suffered very significant burn injuries requiring skin graft surgery.
In some large apartment buildings, landlords do not have the required maintenance done on the boilers that provide hot water to their buildings. When this occurs, there is a great risk for the failure of component parts and a great risk that hot water will scald or burn someone using the water in the building.
At Hecht & Hecht, LLP, we have extensive experience with hot water burn cases. We have successfully brought several of these cases and recovered significant compensation for our clients.
If you, or someone you know has been scalded or burned by hot water in an apartment or rented home, please call us for a free consultation. We may be able to help recover the compensation that is deserved.
If this has happened we also suggest that the temperature of the hot water be determined by a thermometer as soon as possible. Take pictures of the reading of the thermometer so that the insurance company can’t question your findings later. In the past we have found that hot water that has caused scalding and burn injuries is much hotter than reasonably accepted temperature.
If you or a loved one has been burned or scalded by hot water in an apartment building, call Hecht & Hecht, LLP immediately at
(212) 226-2400. We are experience personal injury attorneys who will fight for you and treat you with respect. If the incident happened in The Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan or somewhere else in New York, call us.
This may be your first accident, but it would not be our first case of this type. You will get the personal attention that you deserve. When you call, an attorney, not a secretary or paralegal will answer the call. We will give you the information that you require. We are here to help.