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How New York City Bicyclists Are Fighting to Prevent Bike Thefts and Accidents

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Large metropolitan areas like New York City keep seeing larger numbers of people riding bicycles as the pandemic continues. This has not only caused far too many bike accidents in several boroughs – but also bike thefts. In fact, New York City reported an alarming thirty percent (30%) increase in bike thefts just between March and September of 2020. Of course, long after face masks and social distancing fade away, many of us will keep riding bikes instead of using mass transit on good weather days. And when we do, we will need to choose the best possible ways to take...

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What To Do If You Had A Trip And Fall Accident

What to do if you had a trip and fall accident

1. If you are injured, call an ambulance from the scene of the accident and go to the hospital. Don't leave the scene. One of the most frequent defenses raised by insurance companies is that the accident did not happen in the manner alleged or in the location alleged. Having an EMS crew arrived at the exact spot you fell and document it in their report will help prevent such arguments by the defendants. 2. Take photographs of your injuries including bruises, scarring, and casts or braces. Take photographs of the location where you fell and the defective condition that caused...

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New York City Defective Sidewalk Accident Lawyers

Defective Sidewalk Accident Lawyers

With miles and miles of sidewalks in the New York City area, it is common to see various defective conditions on sidewalks which can be dangerous for pedestrians. Throughout Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, Manhattan, and Staten Island, you may see height differentials between sidewalk flags, broken expansion joints, holes, cracks, crevices, and similar defects. Under the law in New York known as Administrative Code 7-210, an adjacent property owner is responsible for a defective sidewalk which abuts his or her property. This simply means that if the sidewalk defect is in front of the property or adjoins the property on the...

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Sidewalk Grates & Cellar Doors Can Cause Serious Pedestrian Accidents

Sidewalk Grates & Cellar Doors Can Cause Serious Pedestrian Accidents

While many pedestrian accidents that happen while walking down city sidewalks or crossing the street may be minor, others can lead to severe injuries. Sidewalk grates and poorly fastened cellar doors can send unsuspecting pedestrians or workers tumbling into dark vaults below. People may also stumble over poorly fitted manhole covers, gas caps, and other embedded sidewalk objects. Fortunately, New York City rules and regulations, along with state case law, recognize the need to provide compensation when property owners are negligent. What follows is a general look at liability issues pertaining to sidewalk and street injuries and a summary of some actual...

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New York City Slip & Fall Accident Lawyer

Premises liability usually refers to accidents such as slip and fall, trip and fall, ceiling collapses, and other incidents on sidewalks, inside apartment buildings, and other dwellings. In order to determine whether you may have a viable premises lawsuit, it is important to contact an experienced New York City slip & fall lawyer at (866) ATTY-LAW. Some types of cases are covered under the law and some are not. For example, a trip and fall due to a raised or uneven sidewalk adjoining a large apartment building will most likely be covered under New York’s Administrative Code 7-210 which places responsibility...

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