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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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Slip, Trip & Fall Injury Lawyer discussed how a popular television show helps illustrate premises liability legal concepts The above clip from Orange is the New Black illustrates some of the elements of a typical slip and fall injury case in New York courts. To prevail on a slip or trip and fall accident matter, a plaintiff must prove notice. Notice means that the defendant knew or should have known about the dangerous condition (e.g. puddle, hole, raised sidewalk flag) that caused the plaintiff to fall down. Notice can be proven in three ways: #1 Actual notice: meaning someone actually notified or told the defendant about the hazardous condition. For example, a tenant of an apartment building complained to the...

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