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New York City Apartment Ceiling Collapse Lawyer

New York City Apartment Ceiling Collapse Attorney A common type of apartment building accident is a ceiling collapse. What started as a peeling or cracked ceiling may one day lead to a portion of the ceiling collapsing and injuring someone. Even though the tenant may have complained to his super or building management, these types of problems are not always fixed timely. Ceiling collapse injuries include those to the head and neck or other portions of the body struck by falling plaster and debris from the collapse. Additionally, the shock of a collapse may lead an individual to slip, trip, and or...

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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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Falling Debris Accidents Pose Serious Threat to NYC Pedestrian Safety

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Falling Debris Accidents Pose Serious Threat to NYC Pedestrian Safety For decades, most New York City pedestrians have assumed that being hit by a vehicle while crossing the street was the biggest danger they faced. Unfortunately, the December 2019 death of New York City architect Erica L. Tishman put everyone on notice that falling building debris can suddenly take the life of any pedestrian. Ms. Tishman was walking near her office on the southeast corner of 49th Street and Seventh Avenue when a piece of loose terra cotta fell from a building – hitting her on the head and killing her. As...

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