Category: Premises Liability - page 2

December 7, 2016

Two Children Sustain Life-Threatening Burns in Bronx Radiator Steam Explosion

Winter time in New York often results in increased reports of explosions from radiators, boilers and steam pipes in apartment buildings due their increased use as the weather gets colder. A tragedy was reported by the New York Daily News involving a radiator explosion in a Bronx apartment on Hunts Avenue near Lafayette Avenue in..

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November 2, 2016

Fire in Brooklyn RIps Through Two Buildings and Results in Death of One Person, Injuries to Others

Fire accidents occur in New York with an overwhelming propensity and are among the more devastating incidents to New York City Residents. On Tuesday night, according to a report by the New York Post, a fire in Brooklyn damaged two buildings in the Cypress Hills section. The fire broke out just before 9 p.m. in..

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October 28, 2016

Diner Awarded $1.3 Million in Compensatory and Punitive Damages by Federal Jury for Injured Esophagus after Eating a Piece of Wire in His Dinner at db Bistro Moderne

A Federal Jury in Manhattan found in favor of a plaintiff injured while eating at the famed restaurant, db Bistro Moderne, owned and operated by celebrity chef, David Boulud. The diner swallowed a piece of metal wire which was in his Coq Au Vin resulting in damage to his esophagus and an infection which nearly..

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October 27, 2016

Can the Australian Amusement Park Tragedy Happen in the United States of America?

The tragic accident in Australia at Dreamworld amusement park resulted in the tragic deaths of 4 people. A recent article by USA Today investigated the issue of whether such an accident could occur in the United States of America. The sobering answer was that such an accident was entirely possible given the lack of oversight..

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October 25, 2016

Four People Killed in Horrific Amusement Park Accident in Australia

Guests at an amusement park place their complete faith in the operators of the amusement park that their safety and well-being will be given the highest priority as it involves the maintenance and operation of their rides. At Dreamworld theme park in Queensland, Australia, four people were killed when a ride malfunctioned, according to a..

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October 20, 2016

Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool Wins Appeal in Snow and Ice Case

The Appellate Division, First Department, in the case Lowenstern v. Sherman Square Realty Corp., determined that the Decision of the Supreme Court, which denied defendants’ motion to dismiss the complaint pursuant to CPLR 3211(a)(1) and (7), was properly rendered in this case. Our partners, Jonny Kool and Christopher L. Sallay, successfully argued that the complaint..

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October 19, 2016

Top 6 Things to do if You Are Injured in a Trip and Fall Accident on a Broken Sidewalk in New York

If you have suffered an injury as a result of a fall on a broken or defective sidewalk, these are the Top Six things you or someone on your behalf should do as soon as possible: 1. Call for help – you or someone on your behalf should call 911 so that the Police can..

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October 6, 2016

Clown Threats Raise Issues Concerning the Security of Premises

It has been widely reported that people dressing up as clowns have been seen in increasing numbers across the United States. Some of these clowns are now behaving in threatening manners which can and will force owners of public places to be vigilant and could result in them being found negligent for improper security should..

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September 16, 2016

Architect Killed in Fall from Mid-Town Manhattan Skyscraper Under Construction

A tragedy occurred on Thursday afternoon when a 52-year old architect from New Jersey fell to his death from a skyscraper under construction in Mid-town Manhattan. According to a report by the New York Daily News, the victim, fell to the ground from the 42nd floor of the 46-floor skyscraper near W. 53rd St. and..

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August 16, 2016

Three Girls Injured in Fall from Faulty Ferris Wheel

On August 8, 2016, three girls were riding a gondola-style ferris wheel at the Greene County Fair in Tennessee. According to a report by the New York Daily News, the car in which they were riding became stuck on another car and began tipping as the ferris wheel rotated. The girls fell about 35-40 feet..

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