NYC Personal Injury Lawyers | Paris & Chaikin, PLLC of Manhattan<
Call Right Now: 212-742-0476
Need A Ride? We offer car service to and from our office
Free Consultations Se Habla Español

View Our Practice Areas

Brooklyn building collapses, injures 3

This week in Brooklyn, a four-story building that was unoccupied and abandoned collapsed. Three people were injured, according to the authorities.

The building, located in Bedford-Stuyvesant on Fulton Street, collapsed around 2:30 p.m. Floors four through two pancaked down onto the first floor. Injured were two individuals in an adjacent building and a passing cyclist who fell off his bike due to the falling debris. All were transported to Kings County Hospital Center.

Although the building had been marked for demolition late last year, that never occurred for reasons unknown. According to the Department of Buildings who had personnel investigating the collapse, there were no pending violations for the building.

An official with the Fire Department of New York declared the building to be too hazardous to search. A future controlled demolition will complete the razing. A nearby building is being evaluated for any damages, a FDNY deputy chief stated.

Subway service on the A and C lines was halted from Fulton Street to Utica Avenue, as requested by the FDNY.

An employee of a clothing store across Fulton Street stated that he heard a big noise and went to investigate. He saw passersby using cellphones to film pieces of the facade falling off. Then, he said, “Moments later the whole wall started coming down. [They] . . . started running, [and] . . . the whole building came down.”

Another worker at the same shop reported that while the building had been abandoned, squatters remained until the past month or so. He added that recent work had been done on a nearby building.

Anyone who is injured in a building collapse can pursue a claim for damages from the building’s owner, as well as other entities or individuals that could be liable.

Source: The Wall Street Journal, “Four-Story Building Partially Collapses in Brooklyn,” Mark Morales, July 14, 2015

  • Luxury Car Service To And From The Office

    Contact Us For A Free Consultation

    Bold labels are required.

    disclaimer.

    The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

    close

    Privacy Policy

    • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
    • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
    • Super Lawyers
    • Best Lawyers
    • New York State | Trial Lawyers Association
    • 10 BEST 2015-2016 | 2 Years Client Satisfaction | American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • Paris & Chaikin, PLLC

    225 W. 34th Street, Suite 2202 (14 Penn Plaza) New York, NY 10122 New York Law Office Map

    Free Initial Consultation - Se Habla Español