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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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How Long Before I See Payment for My NY Injury?

Many of us are under the impression that if we slip and fall on someone else’s property in New York, the owner of the property is responsible for any losses suffered. However, New York law proves far more complex than that. Detailed premises liability laws in New York work to establish when you are responsible for another’s injuries and losses – and when you’re not. Here’s what you need to know about slip and fall […]

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February in New York: Always a Slippery Slope

New Yorkers know a thing or two about subzero temperatures and snow in the wintertime. While other parts of the country fret about a couple of inches of snow, New Yorkers often run out on errands without a parka in the freezing cold. New York often sees temperatures in the 30s in February, with lows well below freezing. A couple of inches of snow are often the icing on the winter cake. Although New Yorkers […]

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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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How Comparative Negligence Can Change Your NY Slip and Fall Case

Accidents happen. In fact, they happen every day. Injuries due to slip-and-fall accidents aren’t something that occurs in a vacuum, however. Fault can normally be found, and negligence can be legally assigned. According to the New York State Department of Health, in fact, falls are the leading cause of deaths, emergency room visits, and hospitalizations for people over the age of 65. In 2014, 1,202 people over the age of 65 died as the result […]

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