Category: Premises Accidents

Is it Hard to Win a Slip-and-Fall Case?

It may be difficult to win a slip-and-fall accident case, but it can be done by showing that another party was negligent and caused the injuries you sustained.

Slip-and-fall accidents can cause major injuries and may even lead to death. If you or a family member was inj...

Can You Sue If There Is A Wet Floor Sign?

Were you or a loved one the victim of a slip and fall accident? Was there a "Wet Floor" sign posted where you fell? Or was there no warning at all before you encountered a dangerous peril? Even if there was a sign, you may be able to prove that the person in charge of the property did not do ever...

Can I Sue for Slipping and Falling in a Store?

Can I sue for slipping and falling in a store? If you’ve fallen and injured yourself because of an unsafe condition at a store, then you may have cause for bringing a legal claim. As public places that encourage people to come in and shop and spend money, stores have a reasonable duty to ke...

Long Island Cesspool Sinkhole Fiasco

Cesspool Collapse Kills One

According to Wikipedia, a cesspool, also known as a cesspit, is a “term…used to describe an underground holding tank (sealed at the bottom) or a soak pit (not sealed at the bottom) …used for the temporary collection and storage of feces, excreta or fecal sl...

Penn Station Sewage Situation

Penn Station Sewage Situation

Usually, the addition of an indoor waterfall is an interior decoration asset. Not so last week at Penn Station, when a cascade of accidental sewage came pouring through the ceiling near the ticket booths by Track 19.

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Falling Flower Pot Ends in Tragedy

An innocent game of ball on a Marina Park premises turned deadly last week. A young boy, seeking to retrieve the ball he was playing with from a large flower pot, was killed when the vessel loosed from its position and fell atop him. The heavy object, a 4-foot-long ceramic flower pot in a window pla...

Exploding Manhole Covers in Queens

Exploding Manhole Covers Rock Queens

It was a story that, quite literally, sounded a lot worse than it actually was. On Monday, February 20th residents of Forest Hills, Queens reported hearing explosions (three to be exact), near Queens Boulevard and 68th Street....

Staircase Safety

Staying Safe on NYC Stairs

Every day, we climb up and down more sets of stairs than we may realize. Hopefully, this routine task fades into the background of our daily consciousness because the stairs we traverse are safe, sturdy, well-lighted and well-maintained. However, a faulty stairca...

Focusing on Subway Safety

New York Subway Safety

85,000 lbs. Or, 42.5 tons. That’s (approximately) how much a New York City MTA subway car weighs. The doors, the seats, the motors and wheels, the antennae and headlights, the interior lights, the heating and cooling systems, the brakes; it all adds up! To ge...