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How to Avoid Heatstroke and Exhaustion in Your NY Apartment

Even though summer is not officially here until June 20, temperatures are already on the rise in New York. If you’ve got problems with your air conditioning that your landlord hasn’t addressed yet, that means a sweltering apartment and the possibility of heatstroke and heat exhaustion. Heatstroke vs. Heat Exhaustion Both heat exhaustion and heatstroke are serious illnesses, and require immediate attention. In fact, heatstroke is a medical emergency. Here are the signs of heat […]

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Are NY Landlords Responsible For Your Fall?

Accidents happen no matter where you go, but sometimes those accidents occur through no fault of your own, especially in your home. Recently, a 3-year-old boy fell out the window of his Bronx apartment. He had pushed a piece of cardboard that separated the air conditioning unit from the window. When he fell, an awning at the shop below broke his fall, probably saving his life. He sustained a broken femur but was otherwise unharmed. […]

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Six Steps After a Slip-and-Fall During an Essential Trip in NYC

Accidents happen. Unfortunately, any accident, including slip and falls, can lead to serious injuries that require expensive medical treatments and can lead to lost wages. If you suffer a slip and fall injury in New York, there are important steps you should take to protect yourself and any future personal injury claims you may want to file. Here’s what you need to know about New York negligence laws and six important steps you should take […]

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Sleet in the City Means Your Sidewalk Fall Could Be NYC’s Fault

New York is notorious for its wet winters. People slip and fall on snowy and icy surfaces all the time in this city. Much of the time, these falls are relatively harmless and don’t result in anything more than a bruise or a skinned knee. But what happens when a slip and fall accident causes a serious injury? When falls on slippery sidewalks occur because the owner of the property failed to clear the snow […]

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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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Heat Stroke Due to a Boiling NY Apartment? Your Landlord May Be Liable

No one likes a sweltering apartment. It can be hard to find relief, and difficult to sleep in extreme heat and humidity. That’s just the beginning, though. An overly hot apartment isn’t just an annoyance – it can be dangerous, and even deadly.   Thanks to record heat waves, New York has recently seen a rash of heat-related illnesses, particularly in lower-income areas where apartments are less likely to be air conditioned.   Although New […]

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Watch for These NY Heat Injuries That Can be Due to Negligence    

The heat can be deadly, causing people all kinds of injuries if they’re not careful. Below, we’re going to go over some of the most common types of heat-related injuries someone can suffer from.   If you get these types of heat injuries at work, you may be able to file a personal injury claim. Learn more about these injuries and what you can do according to New York law.   Common Heat Injuries and […]

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Reasons New Yorkers Should Pursue a Slip and Fall Claim

A “slip and fall” doesn’t sound like a serious accident… so why are there so many cases of million-dollar slip and fall accidents?   If you or a loved one are suffering from a recent slip and fall accident, you know that medical bills pile up fast. These types of accidents result in a range of injuries – from a bump on the head to broken bones, brain injuries, or even paralysis or death. Over […]

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What You Need to Prove to Win a NY Slip and Fall Suit

  If you slip and fall in New York due to someone else’s mistake, you should not have to pay for the costs related to your accident.   Unfortunately, that’s often the way it works unless you file – and win – a slip and fall lawsuit.   Below, we’re going to detail what you have to prove in order to win a slip and fall case in New York and get the compensation that […]

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Can New York Renters Injured in Storms Sue?

When Hurricane Harvey hit Houston, Southeast Texas, and parts of Louisiana, it got everyone thinking about storm-related injuries. As a renter, if you’re injured in your building during a storm, is the landlord liable for your storm injury?   Let’s first look at New York’s premises liability law in order to answer that question.   How Premises Liability Works in New York   Premises liability law says that if you are injured while you are […]

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