Property owners have a duty to maintain safe conditions for visitors. If you suffer injuries because of a slip and fall accident on a public or private property that could have been prevented with proper warning or maintenance, you may have grounds for a premises liability lawsuit. Take a look... Read Full Post
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If you slipped and fell on ice as a result of poor maintenance by a property owner, but no one saw your fall, you may wonder if you can still sue the property owner for negligence since you have no witnesses to back up your claim. Luckily, this is not a problem. You can almost always sue for a... Read Full Post
If you were injured in a slip and fall accident while on the job, you likely cannot sue your employer. However, you can sue any negligent third party that may have contributed to your accident, and you can do this on top of collecting workers’ compensation benefits from your employer.
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If you are injured in a bar, you may be able to sue depending on the circumstances. Bar owners can be sued for premises liability if you were assaulted due to insufficient security or if you were injured due to negligence, such as broken glass on the floor or a spill that was never mopped up.... Read Full Post
If a pedestrian is hit by a car, most people will always think the driver was at fault. While this is usually true, in some cases the pedestrian may be partially liable, depending on what they were doing at the time they were hit. It's rare that a pedestrian would be held significantly at fault... Read Full Post
If you were injured after a slip, trip, and fall accident caused by a propery owner's negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. NYC personal injury lawyer Reid B. Wissner has extensive experience helping vicims of falls get the compensation they need and deserve for their injuries. If you... Read Full Post
While you can sue the city for falling on the sidewalk in New York, often you don’t have to. Many people don’t realize that not all sidewalks are government-owned. In fact, most sidewalks in New York City are actually considered part of the business or property that they front.
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Escalators are a part of life for most residents of New York City. We ride on escalators at almost every major subway station, department store, convention center, and even office buildings. For the most part, escalators work as intended, and your ride passes without incident. However, sometimes... Read Full Post
If you have been involved in a car accident, even a minor one, it is important to see a doctor as soon as you can. Generally, we advise seeing a doctor within 72 hours of your accident. Even if you think you weren't hurt, you should still get checked out. Often, victims of a car accident don't... Read Full Post
Texting while driving is a leading cause of car accidents in Brooklyn, NYC, and across the United States. Although texting is a relatively recent phenomenon, it has quickly risen to become one of the most dangerous things you can do while driving. In fact, it has overtaken drinking and driving... Read Full Post