A cesspool collapse spawned a sinkhole which swallowed and killed one Long Island man last month. This article reviews cesspool safety tips.
A sewage leak at Penn Station last week turned the stomachs of commuters as they made their way home after work. In this article, we'll investigate sewage leaks and provide safeguarding and reactionary tips in case a leak occurs in your home.
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.
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.
Every day, we climb up and down more sets of stairs than we may realize. Most staircases we traverse are safe, sturdy, well-lighted and well-maintained. However, a faulty staircase could lead to catastrophic personal injury.
Earlier this month, 15-year-old Xinyi Huang was pushed from a subway platform in front of an oncoming train. Thinking quickly, she rolled herself out of the way, saving her life. It's important to always stay alert in order to stay safe on NYC subway platforms. Here, you can learn more about what you can do to stay safe.
Elevator accidents are rare occurrences. However, just this month, two high-profile elevator deaths have made the news. What's behind this recent spate of elevator-related deaths? Click here to read up on what you can do to keep yourself safe.
Overcrowding is becoming more and more of a problem in New York City, as evidence by a recent story out of Elmhurst, Queens. Landlord Eddie Shiew claims two of his tenants converted a 3-bedroom unit into a 10-bedroom "illegal hotel." Here, we'll take a closer look at your rights as a tenant.
At Kaplan Lawyers PC, we try and see every misfortunate accident as an opportunity to inform our readers of what exactly went wrong, so as to try and avoid similar mishaps in the future. Last weekend, a terrible tragedy occurred. A man in South Paterson, New Jersey fell off the roof of an apartment building. He died from the injuries he sustained. The middle-aged man, along with some fellow employees, were working on a low-level apartment building on Bloomfield Avenue when the accident occurred.
Tragedy struck at the West Indian Day Parade this labor day. The West Indian Day Parade, alternatively known as the West Indian Carnival, or as the Labor Day Parade, named so after the date on which it is held annually, is a jubilant, kaleidoscopic celebration of Caribbean culture, which rips and rolls colorfully down Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn at the tail end of every summer.
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