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Can I Sue If I Fall on a New York City Sidewalk?

Posted in Premises Liability on December 22, 2021

Sidewalks are a crucial element of pedestrian navigation, especially in a busy city like New York. In fact, the DOT estimates that NYC has over 12,000 miles of sidewalk. The presence of that many sidewalks means a whole lot of maintenance. A poorly maintained sidewalk can become a serious safety hazard. If you’ve been injured… read more

Helpful Guide On Slip and Fall Accidents

Posted in Personal Injury,Premises Liability,Slip and Fall Accidents on February 24, 2014

Staying on Your Feet To help Prevent Slip and Fall Injuries One of the biggest causes of serious injury and death is a slip and fall accident. According to the National Safety Council, almost 9 million slip and fall accidents resulted in emergency room visits in 2011. There were over 25,000 deaths in 2009 which… read more

New York City Escalator Malfunctions May Lead To Serious Injuries

Posted in Escalator Injuries,Premises Liability on March 21, 2013

Insights From a NYC Escalator Injury Lawyers with the Skills to Win your Case – New York City at its outlaying Boroughs are home to three major airports –  JFK International Airport (JFK), Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and La Guardia Airport (LGA), 7 shopping malls, at 9 featured department stores, and countless more multilevel retail centers, transportation facilities, businesses, and public buildings… read more

Tips on Preventing and Reporting Slip and Fall Accidents in NYC

Posted in Premises Liability,Slip and Fall Accidents on November 27, 2012

The United States is home to hundreds of millions of ambulatory people. Every day people are walking and working, and sometimes slipping and falling. The Centers for Disease Control estimate that unintentional falls account for 19,565 fatalities per year. Slip and fall accidents can cause moderate to severe injuries including: Spinal cord and cranial injuries… read more

The Seriousness of NYC Trip and Fall Injuries

Posted in Premises Liability,Trip and Fall Accidents on November 14, 2012

Trip and Fall accidents can lead to serious injuries Trip and fall accidents are second only to vehicle accidents in the number of fatalities every year; representing 15% of all fatal accidents. Trip and fall accidents are unforeseen occurrences that can have very serious consequences. Injuries sustained during a NYC trip and fall accident can… read more

New York Trip and Fall FAQs

Posted in Premises Liability,Slip and Fall Accidents on August 7, 2012

Trip and fall accidents are one of the most common types of accidents in the US. Trip and fall accidents in New York can occur anywhere and anytime and often times can result in a serious personal injury. Construction sites and the workplace, are places where slipping, tripping and falling are frequent causes of personal… read more

NYC sinkhole nearly swallows a car

Posted in Premises Liability on August 3, 2012

What liability issues do potholes and sinkholes in New York City create? A huge sinkhole in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, created a big concern for drivers and pedestrians.  A car parked near the sinkhole was nearly swallowed. The sinkhole was 20-foot wide, 15-feet deep and big enough for a large truck to fall into. The sinkhole… read more

Where & How Do Slip and Fall Accidents Occur?

Posted in Premises Liability,Slip and Fall Accidents on April 17, 2012

Thousands of slip and fall accidents happen in New York at all kinds of places. Common slip and fall accidents or trip and fall injuries occur on public sidewalks, public restrooms,  buses, airports, subway, retail stores, shopping centers, restaurants, grocery stores, night clubs, fitness gyms, swimming pools, construction sites, office buildings, on the job, and… read more

Manhattan Building Collapse Kills One Worker and Injures Two

Posted in Construction Accidents,Premises Liability on March 23, 2012

A building being demolished in Manhattan collapsed killing one construction worker and injuring two others. The building is located on 130th Street near Broadway.  It is owned by Columbia University and was being demolished to make way for the school’s expansion.  Construction workers cut a structural beam which caused the building to collapse, trapping the… read more

How To Avoid A Slip and Fall Accident in NY

Posted in Premises Liability,Slip and Fall Accidents on March 18, 2012

Slip and fall lawsuits are costly regardless of liability. Whether a business owner is at fault or not, its still costs both time and money. It is important to take the necessary precautions in order to avoid a costly slip and fall. The following tips are not only easy to adhere to, but will also… read more