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Providing Building Collapse Victims With A Voice

Raphaelson & Levine Law Firm is an elite personal injury law firm in New York City known for its adept handling of some of the most serious and complex cases, including building collapse injury and fatality cases – such as a landmark $8.5 Million settlement for a Bronx building collapse victim.

If you or a loved one have been injured in a building collapse in New York City, we invite you to contact an experienced New York building collapse lawyer at our firm to discuss your claim.

To schedule a free consultation please call 212-268-3222 or complete the contact formbelow.


Collapsing buildings are often a result of construction activity, whether new construction or renovations. Sometimes an adjacent building is the one to fall down while a new building or remodeling of an existing building is underway next door. Other building collapse incidents have to do with worn-out structures of apartment buildings, office buildings or retail buildings that have not been properly maintained or inspected for integrity over the years.

Were you or was your family member injured by a falling building? The building collapse attorneys at Raphaelson & Levine Law Firm can evaluate your case. However the building collapse occurred that resulted in serious injury to you or death of your loved one, our Manhattan building collapse injury attorneys are available to serve as your Voice of the Injured.

We are prepared to investigate thoroughly to determine:

  • Who was negligent, when, why and how
  • Who is liable to compensate you and your family for your injuries and losses
  • If you were injured, what your prognosis is, and what financial remedies you will need to live with lasting disabilities such as a brain injury, an amputation or a spinal cord injury
  • If your family member died, how your family has been and will continue to be impacted by this great loss


After the shock of the collapse of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, building activity slowed down for a number of years. Currently, new buildings are going up and old buildings are being renovated at a fast pace as if to make up for lost time. Often, contractors fail to secure adjacent buildings sufficiently, setting the scene for catastrophes.

And indeed, accidents such as crane collapses, scaffolding collapses, and building collapses are occurring. Each falling building incident robs injury victims and surviving family members of loss of a normal life as they have known it to date. Hospitalizations, therapy, time off work and disability accommodations quickly take a toll.

Is the city monitoring construction activity closely enough and inspecting structures appropriately to the risks involved in increased levels of new construction and renovations? All too often, our investigations turn up evidence of negligence by various parties, including government agencies and private companies.


Were you badly injured in Manhattan, Queens or the Bronx with the collapse of a dangerous building?Our experienced trial lawyers are prepared to take your case to trial.

Our firm’s partners, Howard Raphaelson and Andrew Levine, are widely recognized for their advocacy for the injured. Both were recently honored by appointment to the Board of Directors of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, the pre-eminent association for personal injury litigators in the New York.

Contact us today by calling 212-268-3222 to schedule a free consultation. You will not owe attorneys’ fees until and unless we recover compensation.

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