If a residential building is in need of repair or renovation, it poses many possible hazards that may endanger the people who live there. Crumbling walls and ceilings can fall on people and they can sustain serious injuries. If a storm occurs, the water and strong winds can damage the exterior and subsequently the interior of the building and people can get hurt as well as their possessions being damaged or destroyed.
In the New York area, numerous communications are done in English and in Spanish because there are so many Spanish-speaking people and communicating in a language that people understand is critical to their survival. However, there are many other groups of people who are living in deplorable conditions who do not speak either of those two languages and who need to be made to understand just as much.
Forgotten groups of people suffer a great deal
In addition to many different groups of people in the United States (and in the tristate area in particular) who come from Spanish-speaking countries, another prominent group in the New York area is Chinese-speaking people. Although there are many misperceptions about Chinese Americans, such as their tremendous success in business, a large number live in poverty and find it next to impossible to make ends meet on a daily basis.
Many of the people in the Chinese-speaking group come to the United States as adults with few skills in communicating in English. If they cannot speak the language, it also follows that they will have a difficult time finding employment, which is why they cannot afford to live a comfortable life. According to statistics, one-quarter of Chinese immigrants in the New York area are poor, which is a parallel statistic to the percentage of Chinese immigrants in other parts of the United States.
Sound advice from a lawyer with premises liability expertise
If you have been injured due to hazardous conditions in your home as a result of another person’s negligence, a knowledgeable New York premises liability lawyer may make a great deal of difference to your case. Your lawyer can hold the property owner responsible on your behalf and they will seek fair compensation for you so that you can get what you deserve to live a comfortable life now and in the future.