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When Will A Defendant Normally Be Held Liable in a Slip-and-Fall Case?

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When Will A Defendant Normally Be Held Liable in a Slip-and-Fall Case? The outcome of these lawsuits usually depends on whether the plaintiff has successfully proved that the defendant was negligent and at least partially responsible for all the injuries sustained. When our law firm first considers representing a new client, we carefully review the basic facts of the underlying case to determine if the defendant acted negligently. We then check to see exactly when the defendant became aware of the fall hazard and if that person took any action to remedy the situation. Falls occur often in the workplace and while...

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Daycare Negligence and Abuse in NYC – What Can You Do?

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Far too often, parents don’t realize that their children are attending negligent daycare centers until signs of harm appear. A child may suddenly develop odd physical injuries or simply start acting withdrawn. Parents may then probe deeper into the background of the daycare workers and ask if the center has corrected all known healthcare or regulatory violations. Since young children often feel timid about reporting any odd behavior by the adults taking care of them, parents must obtain multiple, strong references – whenever possible – before choosing any one daycare center. If your child has been seriously neglected or abused in a...

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Work Hazards Facing NYC Construction Site Painters

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While a painter’s work may not sound very dangerous, major safety risks exist since these workers are often climbing up ladders and standing on scaffolding each day. They must also regularly work with toxic substances and lift heavy tools and equipment. Great stamina, strength and dexterity are required for this work. On an average day, most painters are reaching up, bending down or kneeling while applying coats of paint to various surfaces. They must also carry heavy cans of paint to work sites and wear respirators to make sure they can breathe properly near dangerous fumes. Although many tasks are completed...

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New York City Elevator Deaths Remain a Major Threat

All residents of New York City apartment buildings with poorly functioning elevators should immediately notify their landlords about all known problems to avoid suffering serious injuries or even death. On August 22, 2019, a 30-year-old man named Samuel Waisbren died in Kip’s Bay when his Manhattan Promenade apartment building’s elevator suddenly malfunctioned, crushing him to death. Witnesses said that Mr. Waisbren was trying to exit the elevator into the lobby when the elevator suddenly dropped downwards. At least three other people were still in the elevator when this tragedy occurred. Although the witnesses may not have exhibited physical injuries, they must...

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Most Common Injuries Glaziers Sustain on NYC Construction Sites

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New York is among the five states that currently employ the most glaziers in the construction industry. It ranks fourth, right behind California, Texas and Florida – and just ahead of Washington. Although we often notice the many handsome and protective windows that glaziers install in skyscrapers, few of us are aware of the many professional skills they must master before being qualified to ply their physically demanding trade. Besides mounting windows, glaziers are also often asked to design and build skylights, glass doors and indoor paneling. During their apprenticeships, they must learn to read basic building blueprints and handle various...

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Serious New York City Stairway, Ramp, Sidewalk and Parking Lot Injuries

New York City residents constantly suffer serious injuries while driving in parking lots. They also get hurt when using stairways, ramps and sidewalks. One major medical journal article states that at least one million Americans injure themselves annually on staircases. Although roughly 50% of all homes have staircases, many of these accidents also occur in the workplace. While many people injured on stairs are much older, two-thirds of those who seek emergency room treatment for stairway injuries are between the ages of eleven and sixty. Stairway accidents often occur because people are distracted -- or because of design hazards. In some...

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Trip & Fall Accident Attorneys Discuss Defective Sidewalk Hazards

Is it possible for an athlete who engages in extreme sports such as rock climbing or extreme mountain biking to sustain broken bones from a sidewalk accident? While this seems improbable, it can happen because of the person's expectations says Arkady Frekhtman, one of the trip & fall accident attorneys at the F&A injury law firm in New York City. When using a sidewalk, it's natural to assume that it's a perfectly safe activity. Walking on sidewalks is not an extreme sport and shouldn't require the same intense focus of spotting fall hazards. It's a reasonable expectation that it's safe to...

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New York Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer Discusses Preventing Stairway Accidents

Preventing New York Stairway Accidents Each year, far too many Americans suffer serious and sometimes fatal stairway accidents at work and at home says a New York slip & fall accident lawyer at the F&A injury law firm. In fact, one Pediatrics medical journal study reported that close to 100,000 children each year visit emergency rooms due to staircase injuries. That means that almost every six minutes, a child is being treated in an ER in this country for injuries incurred during a stairway accident. Of course, many more stairways accidents are never even reported, regardless of whether they occur on the...

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7 Steps You Need To Take After a Slip & Fall Accident

Many people believe slip and fall accidents only happen to older folks. But the truth is that everyone is likely to suffer a fall at some point in their lives. Chances are it won't be their fault, either. In the event that a person is injured on someone else's property due to negligence towards maintaining safety standards, they might be entitled to financial compensation. What happens after a slip and fall accident is critical to building a case for premises liability. So keep these things in mind as you handle the situation: Regardless of the reason for the fall, the health...

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Defective sidewalk accident attorneys will assist you after a serious trip and fall

Sidewalks should provide people with a safe way to walk around the city, giving them a space separate from vehicular traffic. However, a defective sidewalk can become, in and of itself, a source of serious injuries explains a lawyer from the F&A injury law firm, defective sidewalk accident attorneys specializing in trip and fall incidents. The New York City Department of Transportation website reports that there are 12,750 miles of sidewalks around the city. Some of the repairs and maintenance are the municipal government's responsibility. In many other cases, it's up to property owners to maintain their sections of sidewalk and...

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