Construction work is risky, even in perfect weather. Intense physical demands, use of heavy machinery and equipment, and use of chemicals are just some of the ways this career puts construction workers in harm’s way. When cold weather, ice, and snow are added into the mix, the dangers pile up.... Read Full Post
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As cold temperatures, snow, and ice move in, even a walk across the street for coffee becomes treacherous. Slip and fall accidents caused by snow and ice can cause serious injuries and can leave you with a stack of medical bills, an inability to work and resulting lost wages, and a range of... 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... Read Full Post
The second leading cause of injury related hospitalizations in New York is car accidents, following only slip and fall accidents. While some car crashes occur due to circumstances outside of the driver's control, often these crashes are preventable as long as you drive safely.
Here are... Read Full Post
Slip and fall accidents can cause serious injuries, emotional distress, loss of income, and other devastating consequences for the victim. Property owners are required to maintain a safe environment for visitors. When dangerous conditions exist and cause injuries, the property owner may be... Read Full Post
If you’ve suffered a personal injury on someone else’s property, you are probably overwhelmed. Pain, medical treatments, and worry over how the injury will affect you in the short and long term can result in high stress levels.
It is important that you get advice from a legal professional... Read Full Post
Under premises liability laws, property owners are responsible for maintaining the safety of their grounds and the abutting sidewalks. If you're injured in a slip-and-fall accident on a broken sidewalk, the owner of the adjacent property may owe you... Read Full Post
People often wonder if they can sue a family member for a slip, trip, and fall accident. The answer is yes. There is no law barring you from suing a family member if you were injured through their negligence. If you were hurt on a family member'... Read Full Post
Negligent security is a type of premises liability case that is unfortunately all too common here in New York. You may have a negligent security case if you were injured from an assault that occurred due to insufficient security measures, such as if you were attacked in a dark hallway where the... Read Full Post
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