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Safety Inspections on Subway Escalators Reveal Defects

In May of 2017, the New York City Comptroller released a report on the safety inspections on subway escalators for the New York subway system. The results were not pretty. Many of them had significant defects that required a shutdown of the escalator until it was repaired. Every year, about 10,000 people become injured in an escalator accident. Many of them are children. This is fewer than the 12,000 people who die in staircase falls […]

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Getting Litigious about Food Poisoning

Recently, the San Francisco Department of Public Health made a public announcement concerning food poisoning. The department warned the public against purchasing herbal tea at a shop called the Sun Wing Wo Trading Company. The reason for the warning was due to two victims suffering illnesses –  one even dying – after drinking a toxic cup of tea. The herbal tea at the shop contained Aconite, a lethal poison. Unfortunately, there is no antidote for Aconite […]

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MTA Wheelchair Accessibility (or Lack Thereof) is Grounds for a Premise Liability Case

Sasha Blair-Goldensohn is a Google executive and an activist for the rights of disabled individuals. His New York Times’ opinion piece on navigating the NYC subway system in a wheelchair recently went viral. Not only does he highlight infrastructure problems with the MTA but he also brings up the question of premises liability. After all, is there not regulation requiring accessibility? Additionally, if the MTA does not have wheelchair accessibility, could he or anyone in a similar […]

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Know the Two Types of NYC Public Transportation Accident Lawsuits

  On Sept. 18, three people were killed and 16 were injured when two buses crashed in Queens at around 6:00 am.   One bus was a city bus, the other a tour bus. The city bus was driven by a long-term employee of the MTA. The city bus driver turned right and crashed with the tour bus. During the accident the buses spun, and authorities say that speed may have been a factor.   […]

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Where Do Most New Yorkers Experience Slip and Falls?

  Usually when we slip and fall, we get up, dust ourselves off and have a laugh at our clumsiness. However, sometimes slips and falls can result in serious or even fatal injuries. In fact, slip and fall accidents are a leading cause of emergency room visits for New Yorkers.   Watch out for these common sites of slips and falls to avoid getting hurt, and also to properly maintain your property to prevent accidents […]

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5 Injuries That Can Result from Falls in New York

  Most of the time, we don’t tend to think of falling down as something that is very serious. After all, everyone slips from time to time, right? The vast majority of the time, you can simply pick yourself up, dust off, and continue about your day. Not always, though. In fact, slip and falls are among the most common reasons for emergency room visits. Yes, the resulting injuries can be minor, but in some […]

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When is a Nursing Home Held Liable?

Nursing homes provide a safe place for elderly loved ones to enjoy their retirement under the care of professionals. But sometimes, nursing homes are not always as safe as they should be. When accidents and injuries occur in nursing homes, who does the legal responsibility fall on? Since injuries can arise from several different factors, liability can fall on a number of individuals. When is a Nursing Home Held Liable? Nursing homes owe to their […]

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Winning a Premises Liability Slip and Fall Case

Slipping and falling is an everyday occurrence, so it may seem strange to sue over something so minor. But that’s the thing. While most falls are minor, many are not. Sometimes, a simple slip and fall can cause serious pain and injury, costing thousands of dollars in medical damages. If another party’s negligence led to the fall, you have a right to file a claim against those responsible. Like any other personal injury or premises liability […]

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What Happens If I Have A Public Transportation Injury?

We know that mass transit in New York City isn’t always the most fun way to get around town. Everyone has a story or two about watching a fight break out or how an issue caused annoying delays.  Delays can be a real annoyance, but a public transportation injury is far worse. Sometimes, however, hazards on the subway are more than just annoying or frustrating – they can cause serious injury. If you slip and fall on […]

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The 5 Most Common Personal Injury Claims

A simple slip and fall can cost thousands of dollars. A mistake by a doctor may lead to many future trips to the hospital. Car accidents cost billions of dollars each year in injuries around the country. Injuries are expensive, but there are ways to receive compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. Filing a personal injury lawsuit will allow you to make a claim for the damages and losses sustained. You are entitled to receive compensation for […]

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