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  • Personal InjuryCOVID-19

    What Types of Personal Injury Claims Might Result from COVID-19 Exposure?

    By Michael Barasch

    COVID-19 exposure has led to a litany of serious health issues and tens of thousands of deaths. Though everyone’s health is top priority, afflicted individuals and family members of those who have been lost might wonder what type of claims can be brought in relation to coronavirus infections. Though each case is unique and it […]

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  • Slip and FallPersonal Injury

    Landlord Liability and the “Open and Obvious” Hazard

    By Michael Barasch

    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 […]

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  • Premises Liability

    Child Suffers Fatal Injury Due to Falling Brick

    By Dominique A. Penson

    A brick from a building on the Upper West Side reportedly slipped away from the facade and fatally hit a two-year-old child who was under the care of her grandmother at the time. The brick apparently tumbled down eight stories from a crumbling window ledge at the Esplanade Manhattan nursing home, striking the woman and […]

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  • Personal Injury

    Building Code Violations and Premises Liability

    By Dominique A. Penson

    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 […]

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  • Personal InjurySlip and Fall

    Who is at Fault for a Slip and Fall Injury?

    By Michael Barasch

    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 […]

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  • Personal Injury

    Woman Injured in Elevator at Fenway Park

    By Michael Barasch

    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 […]

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  • Personal InjurySlip and Fall

    Examples of Slip and Fall Accidents

    By Michael Barasch

    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 […]

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  • Wrongful DeathPersonal Injury

    Dying in the Dark: Factors of Structural Fires

    By Michael Barasch

    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 […]

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  • Personal Injury

    Terror on Amusement Park Rides

    By Michael Barasch

    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 […]

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  • Personal Injury

    All Visitors are Not Created Equal

    By Michael Barasch

    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: […]

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