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What Are Grounds for a Legal Trip and Fall Claim in New York?

Slip and fall injuries happen, especially in places like New York. Unfortunately, there are some who try to take advantage of the system. Like the recent trio found guilty for attempting to defraud New York City in a trip and fall scheme. Bad actors like this are particularly harmful to those who really do get seriously hurt in these types of accidents because they can lead to bias against slip and fall victims. What can […]

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Can NYC Residents Who Caught COVID-19 in Their Apartment Sue?

The coronavirus pandemic has people around the country fearful of coming down with the virus. In New York City especially, one of the hardest-hit cities around the world, people are doing everything they can to stay safe. People are being told to stay in their homes, but what if your home is in the same building as tens or hundreds of others? What if your home becomes a danger due to their choices? With over […]

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Injured While Walking on Spring Break in NY? You Have Rights

The Big Apple attracts more than 65 million tourists annually from all over the world. New York is a walking city, so if you’re here as a tourist, you’ll most likely see much of the city on foot. Unfortunately, the city is a chaotic place, and pedestrian injuries aren’t uncommon. Furthermore, when these injuries involve a vehicle from the road or a pedestrian knockdown, serious or even fatal, can occur. If you sustain a pedestrian […]

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Your NYC Landlord Owes You a Warranty of Habitability

Residential laws and regulations cover a wide range of your rights as an NYC renter. Because there are so many specific rules, it’s difficult for the average renter to familiarize themselves with all of them. Instead, most of us are aware of the most important concepts and only become familiar with the details when the need arises. The problem is, sometimes it’s tough to even know the right questions to ask and/or demands to make. […]

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Yes, You Can Suffer from Heat Stroke While in Your NY Apartment

No one enjoys a hot apartment. It’s uncomfortable and can be difficult to find relief. However, a steamy summer apartment isn’t just an inconvenience; it can be dangerous or even deadly. In fact, New York is currently being hit by a heat wave. New York Mayor Bill deBlasio has issued a heat emergency for the city because extreme heat carries the risk of serious heat-related illnesses like heat stroke. The primary issue is many New […]

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Were You Injured in a Ceiling Collapse as a NYCHA Tenant?

New York City Housing Authority or NYCHA tenants of a Morrisania complex in the Bronx have been dealing with a roofing issue for the past couple of months. This problem has resulted in many other incidents. Some tenants are struggling with major leaks. A ceiling collapse even forced one family out of their apartment indefinitely. Other issues include cold temperatures in the entire building and damp mail. Many tenants have complained to NYCHA, but they […]

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Window Guards Prevent Children from Falling and Injury

In the early evening of Saturday, February 9th, four-year old Helena Flores tragically fell from her fourth story apartment window. She had just celebrated her birthday that Tuesday. Helena’s mother says the window was slightly opened due to extremely hot radiators. Additionally, Helena was autistic and unaware of the danger related to open windows. She somehow found a way to reach the top of the window and fall through. Unfortunately, she died on impact. Despite […]

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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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