Category: Premises Liability

December 8, 2017

Top 6 Things to do if You Slip and Fall on Snow and Ice

The winter weather season is rapidly approaching. During this season, snow and ice accidents are a major cause of personal injuries. If you have an accident and fall on snow and ice, these are the Top Six things you or someone on your behalf should do as soon as possible: 1. Call for help –..

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June 30, 2017

9-Year Old Wisconsin Boy Burned When Playground Slide Explodes

Playgrounds and their equipment are heavily regulated and must meet certain safety requirements. However, new and unexpected hazards can still arise. Last week, a 9-year old Wisconsin boy was burned when the slide he was using suddenly bubbled up and exploded according to a report by Fox News. The cause of this accident is still..

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June 14, 2017

Carbon Monoxide Leak Overcomes 32 People in Tribeca

A likely carbon monoxide leak in the basement below Amish Market in Tribeca resulted in 32 people becoming overcome by the deadly gas. The incident occurred at the intersection of Murray Street and West Broadway and the Amish Market was shut down as dozens of fire crews responded to a call for a carbon monoxide..

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May 31, 2017

Scaffold Collapse in Mid-town Manhattan Injures One

Construction sites present many potential hazards to workers. As a result, many serious injuries can occur if workers fail to act responsibly. On Wednesday. a scaffold collapsed at a construction site at 36th Street and Eighth Avenue. As reported by CBS New York, the collapse occurred on Wednesday afternoon after 4:00pm. The extent of the..

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April 26, 2017

Lead Paint Poisoning a Risk Due to Falling Paint Chips at Queens Elevated Subway Trestle

Lead poisoning is still a risk endured by residents of New York, particularly children. A recent report by CBS New York indicates that the #7 Train trestle in Queens is under toxic decay with lead levels 44 times greater than acceptable lead levels. Additionally, this problem has existed for decades as that section has not..

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April 21, 2017

Vicious Pit Bull Attack in Spring Valley Injures 3-Year Old Boy

Animal attacks are a startlingly regular occurrence that can lead to serious injury or even death. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that there are more than four million bite victims each year. Unfortunately, many of these injuries were easily preventable and caused by the negligent action of the pet’s owner. Such is..

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February 15, 2017

High Winds Pose Danger to New Yorkers, Particularly at Construction Sites

In New York City, there are many dangers that New Yorkers must be aware of. When a “high wind” warning is issued, another danger is added to the list. In recent years, news reports have identified the risks of high winds particularly at construction sites where cranes, equipment and other debris affected by high winds..

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January 18, 2017

Top 6 Things to do if You Are Injured in a Slip and Fall Accident Due to Snow and Ice in New York

During the winter season, snow and ice accidents are a major cause of personal injuries. If you have suffered an injury as a result of a fall on snow and ice, these are the Top Six things you or someone on your behalf should do as soon as possible: 1. Call for help – you..

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December 21, 2016

Brooklyn Mall Escalator Goes Out of Control and Injures Seven Holiday Shoppers

Holiday shoppers at the Atlantic Terminal Mall on Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn fell victim to a malfunctioning escalator on Monday evening. Seven people were injured as a result of the malfunction, two of them seriously according to a report by the Gothamist. According to witnesses, the down escalator suddenly sped up then stopped abruptly throwing..

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December 14, 2016

Baby Killed, Two Adults Critically Injured in Brooklyn Building Fire

Once again, a serious fire has been reported in New York City resulting in the death of a 1-year old baby and critical injuries to two adults. This time, the fire apparently started inside an apartment on the 13th floor of the Howard Houses on Mother Gaston Boulevard in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn as..

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