For many New Yorkers and New York businesses who look for creative solutions to squeeze out every square inch of limited living and work space, storage of your property and/or business records at an offsite warehouse facility is a necessity of life. But what are your rights when the storage facility that you trusted with your valuable possessions suddenly goes up in flames, as did the Citi Storage facility in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn on January 31, 2015? Can you ever recover the fair market value for your destroyed belongings? The answer is not so simple and you should consult with an experienced attorney before signing any documents to settle your claim. The fact of the matter is that under New York law there may be multiple theories of liability against the storage facility and/or other third parties who are either partly and/or fully responsible for your loss which may provide you with a more adequate means of recovery.
We are experienced in the area of warehouse fire and loss having served as lead counsel on a widely reported warehouse fire in the Bronx several years ago. In that case, we successfully represented the majority of customers who brought lawsuit against the warehouse company for property damage. Through our efforts, we were able to help our clients get the compensation they deserved, which was far more than what the warehouse company offered to pay shortly after the fire.
If you suffered a loss at the Citi Storage facility in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York on January 31, 2015, or any other warehouse fire, please call us to discuss your case. We caution you not to accept the first offer to settle your claim as you may be giving up important rights for a fraction of its true value.