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Tag Archives: premises liability

Building Code Violations and Premises Liability

If you are injured in a trip and fall accident, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the property owner, depending on the circumstances of that accident. Under New York law, property owners are required to adhere to certain building safety codes that were created to protect occupants and visitors.   However, occasionally… Read More »

Who is at Fault for a Slip and Fall Injury?

When a surface is slippery or uneven, it poses a risk for slipping and falling. Every day people injure themselves due to surfaces that are not safe. Though these injuries can sometimes be as simple as a bruise or abrasion, occasionally they are much more serious and a person can suffer broken bones, a head… Read More »

Woman Injured in Elevator at Fenway Park

In May, the Red Sox lost to the Tigers — and a young woman lost a bright future when she was injured in an elevator accident at Fenway Park. On Friday, May 15, Elisabeth “Lizzy” Scotland graduated from the Boston University School of Management. She ended her day in the hospital after an accident almost… Read More »

Examples of Slip and Fall Accidents

Many people who hear the phrase “slip and fall accident” think of an elderly person slipping on a patch of ice. However, slip and fall accidents can happen to anyone, and they can occur almost anywhere. Depending on the circumstances of your fall, any number of parties may be to blame, including the property or… Read More »

Dying in the Dark: Factors of Structural Fires

In July, a fire broke out shortly before 4 a.m. in a three-story building in the Throggs Neck portion of the Bronx, taking the life of a 55-year-old woman and seriously injuring her husband, mother and granddaughter.  As firefighters responded to the fire at the home of Ramon Velez, Jr., son of the late city… Read More »

Terror on Amusement Park Rides

August and September usher in the last opportunities of summer to enjoy fun in the sun at festivals and amusement parks. But this year, families got more than they bargained for when amusement turned to terror.  Below are some shocking events that occurred at various venues:  In August, 5-year-old Pradipla Sutradhar was riding the Sea… Read More »

All Visitors are Not Created Equal

What happens if you slip and fall on someone else’s poorly maintained property?  Can you pursue fair compensation for your injuries and lost income? The answer is ― it depends on why you were visiting the property in the first place. Under premises liability law, visitors to a property come in a variety of forms:… Read More »

Watch Your Step: Ladder Accidents are No Joke

Ladder accidents are relatively common and can lead to serious, even life-threatening injuries. In fact, according the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, 500,000 individuals receive treatment every year for ladder-related injuries, while about 300 die from their injuries. Furthermore, construction accidents that lead to ladder falls have an increased potential for serious injuries due to… Read More »

Who Is Responsible for Keeping Snowy Sidewalks Clear?

New York City may be photogenic after a snowfall, but the charm soon fades for pedestrians trying to negotiate treacherous sidewalks. Often there is no way to avoid a stretch of unattended concrete. Slipping on an icy pavement can put you at risk for bruises, a broken bone or serious brain or spinal damage. Every… Read More »