Category Archives: Premises Liability
Unsafe Elevators and Other Urban Nightmares
Having an elevator phobia is inconvenient in a city like New York — unless you do not break a sweat climbing 18 flights of stairs. Like fears about flying in an airplane, this one seems irrational — unless you watched news reports about Suzanne Harts, the advertising executive who was killed in an elevator accident… Read More »
New York Sidewalks and Other Slip and Fall Dangers
Unlike sprawling modern cities like Los Angeles or Dallas, the five boroughs of New York City do not take up that much geographic space. However, the city has 12,750 miles of sidewalk — more than enough to extend from Broadway to the Pacific Ocean and back, twice. The Department of Transportation makes repairs to about… Read More »
What Is The New York Scaffolding Law?
Construction site workers are at tremendous risk for injury — especially workers who regularly walk on scaffolds and use other equipment at heights where falls can be fatal. New York laws offer special protection to construction workers, and a personal injury law firm can represent injury victims or families whose loved ones die in scaffolding… Read More »
Can Falls And Other Premises Liability Accidents Lead To Serious Injury?
In terms of the injuries they can cause, how serious can slip and fall accidents really be? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), falls are the number one cause of traumatic brain injury (TBI). The worst cases of TBI lead to death, and in severe cases, individuals can suffer incapacitating brain… Read More »