I moved into a homeless shelter in Brooklyn, NY 1 week ago. The water is so hot I got 3rd degree burns on my arm can I sue?

April 26, 2018


I turned on shower stepped in and got burned on right arm. I went to E.R. I have 3rd degree burns.


Yes, 3rd degree burns could mean 150 degree water - which was probably a boiler maintenance problem. If they knew about this problem and didn't fix it, you'd likely have a case. Take photos of your (probably horrific) injuries. As it's a City case, you will have to get a lawyer quickly because there are very short filing deadlines for cases against the City. You will be facing a long and painful treatment process. Good luck.

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