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What To Do If You Slip and Fall On a Wet Floor

When you are on someone else’s property, the owner or the manager has a legal duty to keep their premises in a safe condition.  If a hazardous condition is known, warning signs should be placed.  One common situation that causes many slip and fall accidents is a wet floor.  We have all seen the yellow sign warning “wet floor.” However, what if a store owner or manager failed to put this sign to warn of the dangerous wet condition? There are many reasons for a wet floor, such as ice, snow, rain, or cleaning. Whatever the reason for a...

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Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak Causes Health and Legal Concerns for New Yorkers

The recent and largest outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in New York, more specifically in the Bronx community, has raised serious concerns about the dangers of this illness. Even though this disease is not spread from person to person and is only contracted by breathing in water vapor containing the Legionella bacteria, it is still frightening many New Yorkers. That fear is not unwarranted. Unfortunately our firm has represent two families who lost loved ones due to exposure to the Legionella bacteria. While we were able to reach confidential settlements for those families, it will never make them whole again....

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Common Injuries Suffered By Slip and Fall Victims

Slip, trip and fall accidents can happen when an area is unexpectedly wet or uneven. Most slip and fall victims have the misconception that if they fall on another person’s property, they will automatically be able to recover compensation. Unfortunately this is not true. You can only recover compensation for your resulting injuries if you can prove that the owner of the property knew, should have known or caused the unsafe condition and failed to take any steps to remedy the hazard or warn of it. Slip and Fall Accidents Can Cause Serious Injuries According to statistics, slip and...

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NYC Forced to Pay Nearly $20M In Settlements To Victims Injured on Playgrounds In Disrepair

When you take your child out to a playground, you have their best interest at heart. You intention is to enjoy a sunny day, an outing with your family, or provide your child with some great exercise. However, some playgrounds do not provide a facet for your sentiments. If the playground is not properly maintained and in safe condition, you may find that these play areas are unintentionally hot beds of danger for your children. Unfortunately, these hotbeds can be found in too many NYC playgrounds. Examples of the 566 Settlements of City Playground-Related Claims In 2013, 6-year-old Eridania...

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