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5 Things To Do If You Had a Slip and Fall Law on Snow and Ice

Winter in New York can be picturesque, but it also brings hazardous conditions like snow and ice, increasing the risk of slip and fall accidents. As a Bronx personal injury law firm, we understand the complexities these cases can entail. It’s crucial for victims to know their rights and the necessary steps to take immediately following an accident. Understanding New York’s Slip and Fall Law on Snow and Ice In New York, property owners (private, […]

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A Closer Look at NY Staircase Accidents: Liability and Legal Recourse

Staircases are an integral part of our daily lives, providing access to different levels of buildings and spaces. However, when negligence comes into play, staircases can transform from a simple means of conveyance to potential hazards, leading to slip and fall accidents. In the bustling city of New York, where the pace is fast and the streets are crowded, staircase accidents are unfortunately not uncommon. This blog aims to delve into the intricacies of slip […]

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HPD Lists Bronx’s Worst Apartment Buildings – Did Your Building Make the List?

What Is the Housing Preservation and Development Department or HPD? A recent news article published by the Bronx Times shines a light on the deplorable living conditions in some apartment buildings in the Bronx, New York.  The article highlights the Bronx’s worst apartment buildings and underscores the importance of the Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) department in addressing these issues.  In this blog post, we will explain the role of the HPD, its regulatory and […]

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Injured Because of Urine on a Staircase?

Urine in the staircase, or hallway, of an apartment building is a common problem that can cause a slip and fall accident resulting in injuries.  There are several ways that urine can end up on the floor in apartment building stairwells and hallways.  Injuries that result for a slip and fall on urine are known as a premises liability case.   Some of the most common ways include: Pet urine:  Pets, especially dogs, may accidentally […]

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Does Homeowners Insurance Cover Slip and Falls in NY?

With winter in full swing, the short, cold days of the season bring rain, snow, and ice – all great recipes for slip-and-fall accidents. A slip and fall accident can occur anywhere, from outside your favorite restaurant to the right in your home. While many people think about slip-and-fall accidents that occur in public and their ramifications of them, not many think about what happens in a private home when a slip-and-fall occurs. Everyone must […]

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How to Strengthen Your NY Slip and Fall Case

When you’re visiting a place of business, a shop, or someone else’s home – even your own building – the last thing you expect is to have a slip and fall accident. However, sometimes these accidents cannot be avoided, because the property has not been maintained adequately by the people who have been tasked to keep it safe. For those who are attempting to pursue a slip and fall claim against a property owner who […]

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If You Fall on a Cracked or Broken NY Sidewalk, Who’s Responsible?

If you’ve ever walked down a sidewalk in New York, then you know that some sidewalks are better than others. Some are smooth and easy to traverse, while others may be broken or cracked – making them a lot harder to walk across. When you encounter a broken or cracked New York sidewalk and suffer an injury as a result, who is responsible for your injuries? That’s a good question, and the answer is one […]

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Your Guide to NY Premises Liability and Landlord Responsibility

It’s an unfortunate fact that, every year in New York, many people are injured while on the premises of another. Maybe it’s in a clothing store. Or restaurant. Some people even suffer injuries in their own apartment buildings. When these injuries are due to the recklessness or negligence of the property owner, property manager, or landowner, they are considered premises liability injuries. Now, injuries come in all shapes and sizes. But what they all have […]

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Snow and Ice Removal: What Is Your NY Landlord’s Responsibility?

Winter has arrived and with it snow and ice. Sometimes these elements can add beauty to the season, but, in many cases, they also add danger – particularly in the form of snow and ice on sidewalks, driveways, and other areas that can be slip and fall hazards. Snow and ice is a matter of public safety in New York. Because of that, sidewalks and other walkways must be kept clear. Homeowners, property managers, and […]

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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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