Can You Sue When You’re Injured on an Escalator or Elevator?
Escalators and elevators help transport people between different floors or elevations. Both types of devices have been extensively tested and used for decades. While they’re generally safe to use, accidents can and do happen. What can do you if you’re injured in an escalator or elevator accident? Premises liability and conveyance accidents Generally, elevator and… Read More »
Who’s Responsible in a Swimming Pool Accident?
With warmer weather on the way, many New Yorkers will visit swimming pools to beat the heat. While swimming is an enjoyable recreational activity, it’s not without risks. From drowning and drain injuries to slip-and-fall accidents and diving injuries, a pool presents significant hazards. Who is liable when you’re injured in a swimming pool accident?… Read More »
Who’s Liable for a Toxic Mold Infestation?
New York’s hot, humid summers have a lot of drawbacks—including toxic mold. Mold infestations can develop in damp, poorly ventilated environments. Toxic mold, commonly referred to as black mold, can cause allergic reactions, respiratory problems, eye, nose and throat irritation, headaches, neurological issues and more. If you notice a mold infestation in your home, the… Read More »
Winter Weather is Coming: Beware of Slip and Fall Hazards
With fall here and winter on the way, New Yorkers are at increased risks of slipping and falling. Snow, sleet, rain and ice make it tough to navigate sidewalks, walkways and roads. According to the Mayo Clinic and the Center for Disease Control, about one million American adults are injured in slip-and-fall accidents each year…. Read More »
When Can Store Customers Sue Over Injuries Due to Falling Merchandise?
You’re out shopping and you spot an item you want on the top shelf. You reach up and grasp the box, nudging it toward you. Suddenly, an adjacent package falls from the shelf, striking you on the head. You suffer a concussion and a severe neck injury. Can you sue the store? The answer is… Read More »
Slip and Fall Claims and the Reasonable Landlord
If you suffered a slip and fall or trip and fall due to an unsafe condition on someone’s property, you may feel you’re entitled to compensation for your medical bills and your pain and suffering. However, you must show more than the existence of an unsafe condition that caused your injury; you must prove that… Read More »
Suing for Injuries Due to Falling Merchandise
New York premises liability law recognizes the duty of merchants to exercise reasonable care to keep their premises reasonably safe for customers. We are all accustomed to seeing bright yellow safety cones placed over spills in aisles as an immediate warning, and hearing the cry over the P.A. system for a “clean-up on aisle five!”… Read More »
Are Nursing Homes Liable for Slips and Falls on their Premises?
Elderly people are much more prone to slips and falls than the average person, and because of their frailty they are also much more likely to suffer serious injuries in those falls as a result. It stands to reason that nursing homes, as homes to many elderly people in one location, would be a common… Read More »
Who is Liable for Falls on Public Sidewalks?
Whenever you wish to file a personal injury lawsuit in a slip and fall case, your ability to win the case hinges on proving that the property owner was somehow negligent. Remember: just because you fell down on someone else’s property does not necessarily imply negligence. The property owner must have violated some duty of… Read More »
Who is Responsible for an Unsafe Property
It is easy to assume that the owner is responsible for an unsafe property condition that leads to injury. In many instances, it may be that simple. However, the truth may be different under some circumstances. It all depends on a variety of factors including the use of the property, the type of injury and… Read More »