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Landlord Liability and the “Open and Obvious” Hazard

If you suffered a trip and fall or slip and fall accident on someone’s property, you probably feel you’re entitled to compensation. There was a hazardous condition on the property, and the landlord should have known better! However, the law must also ask whether you, too, should have known better. New York premises liability law […]

Doc’s Delayed Treatment of Teen’s Collapsed Lung Garners $22M Jury Award

One of the largest jury verdicts award in New York in 2014 came in the case of 16-year-old Carlos Buri, who, while in hospital care for pneumonia on May 29, 2009, suffered a collapsed lung and severe brain damage due to hypoxia. As a result, Carlos cannot walk or perform everyday tasks. He will never […]

Jury Awards Bronx Grandmother $16M for Subway Slip and Fall

In one of New York’s largest personal injury awards of 2014, a jury ordered the New York City Transit Authority (NYCTA) to pay a 69-year-old woman $16 million for a fall she suffered at the Graham Avenue subway station in Brooklyn. On December 12, 2008, Maria Alcantara, a native of the Dominican Republic, was returning […]

Who Pays if You’re Hurt at an Airbnb Rental?

The Internet company Airbnb is changing how Americans travel and how we earn extra income. Airbnb is an online service that matches travelers with homeowners and renters who have spare rooms to offer for a brief stay. These rooms are generally available at a much lower price than hotels, but are they worth the savings? […]

New Research Indicates Action-Packed Signs Lead to Fewer Auto Accidents

New York and San Francisco have both made national news for their Vision Zero programs, which aim to significantly reduce the number of pedestrian deaths over the next decade (its name connotes the ideal goal which is to eliminate all pedestrian deaths). Now studies that have been done in association with the plans indicate that […]

One Person Hurt After LIRR Train Collides with Car

A Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) train was recently involved in an accident in Patchogue when it struck a car. It was the second LIRR accident in the span of just two days, and has brought even more attention to the recent calls for new amendments to federal legislation that would greatly improve the safety […]

Barclays Center Construction Worker Killed by Steel Joist

There has been a great deal of construction around the Barclays Center recently as crews are working on installing a brand-new, environmentally friendly roof. However, a recent accident at the site led to the death of one worker, which has led to significant concerns about safety at the arena. The deceased iron worker, Peter Zepf, […]

Manhattan Parking Garage Collapses on Worker During Demolition

A routine demolition turned dangerous on W. 57th Street near 11th and 12th Avenues on Wednesday, February 25 in New York City. The parking garage that was being demolished on the site partially collapsed during the process, striking a worker and leaving him with injuries. Fortunately, these injuries were minor in nature and he was […]

Four People Injured in Manhattan Bus Accident

Four people were injured recently in an accident involving a commuter bus in Manhattan. The bus was leaving the Manhattan Port Authority Bus Terminal when it suddenly crashed in to the wall of a nearby ramp nearby the Lincoln Tunnel. Fortunately, none of those four people suffered life-threatening injuries after the accident, but they were […]

Science Lab Accident in Queens Sends 20 Students to Hospital

A science lab experiment gone wrong led to 20 students being sent to the hospital to be treated for minor injuries. One student told local news reporters that a student in a science class at Holy Child of Jesus School poured a chemical into aluminum foil while conducting a science experiment. The chemical exploded upon […]

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