New York Legal Blog

Falling Flower Pot Ends in Tragedy

Last week, an 8-year-old boy was killed when a large flower pot loosed from a window and crushed him as he retrieved a ball he had been playing with. This tragic story illuminates a real concern for home and property owners: the danger of things falling out of windows and injuring passers-by. In this article, we’ll take a look at premises liability law and give tips on how to properly secure items into windows.

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Natural Gas Leak Leads to Explosion

Last December, a natural gas leak caused an explosion and a subsequent fire that injured two people in the small Chicago suburb of Homer Glen. In this article, we will take a look at tips which will help you detect, prevent and react properly to natural gas leaks if and when they occur.

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Mayhem at Penn Station

An incident involving the tasering of a homeless man caused widespread panic at Penn Station earlier this month; commuters fled the scene, arrests were made and chaos ensued in what turned out to be something of a “false alarm.” Click here to learn more about staying safe in train stations.

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Stay Safe While Driving in the Rain

At almost 2:30 in the morning last Monday, on the approach to the George Washington Bridge near Amsterdam Avenue and 180th street, a driver lost control of their vehicle and struck a divider. Unbeknownst to some, rain is actually the deadliest driving hazard facing Americans today. In this article, we’ll take a close look at driving tips that will help keep drivers safe as they drive in the rain.

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Exploding Manhole Covers in Queens

On Monday, February 20th, residents of Forest Hills, Queens reported hearing explosions near Queens Boulevard and 68th Street. Buildings were physically rocked by the force of the blasts, and power went out in the immediate vicinity but, fortunately, no injuries were reported.

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