Slip and Fall Archives

Neighborhood Residents say Morris Heights Sidewalk Has Become a Trip and Fall Hazards

Litigating slip and fall sidewalk accidents in New York can be tricky because determining who is liable for your injuries isn't always as simple as it appears. Is the city responsible or the owner of the property adjacent to the dangerous stretch of sidewalk? What about the business owner who leases the storefront? But one thing is certain; a competent and experienced personal injury attorney knows how to hold the liable individuals accountable.

Fatal Apartment Accident in New York City Highlights Danger of Shoddy Maintenance

A 35-year-old woman enjoying a date with a young man was killed when she fell off an apartment building balcony and died five years ago last month. This shocking apartment complex accident made headlines at the time because of the tragic nature of the mishap but today it reminds us that all landlords not only have a legal responsibility to maintain our homes, they have a moral obligation as well.

Who is Responsible for Removing Snow and Ice on the Sidewalk in New York City?

It's no secret that snow and ice can turn New York City sidewalks into dangerous hazards for pedestrians. Slips and falls on snow and ice covered sidewalks in New York send hundreds of victims to local emergency rooms every year. While the most common injuries from snow and ice covered sidewalks are bruises, victims do suffer broken bones, head trauma, or worse.

Dangerous Sidewalks Plague New York City in the Winter

New York City did not get a reprieve from the record-breaking cold that gripped NYC in late December and early January and in fact went from the below freezing cold to a blizzard-like snow storm. Unfortunately, we are still in the midst of the prime time for icy sidewalk accidents in New York City. With every new snow fall and near zero temperatures mixing with sudden thaws, conditions are ripe for slip and fall accidents.

Don't Let Slippery Floors Send Your Life into a Tailspin

Slippery floors are one of the leading causes of slip and fall accidents in retail locations in New York City. These types of accidents send hundreds of New Yorkers to city hospitals every year suffering from sprains, broken bones and worse. Most of these types of accidents happen in markets where debris like bits of packing material, produce, and spilled liquids are a common hazard. However, the danger is real in any public location from the coffee shop on the corner to the major supermarket or department store.

Construction Worker Dies in Fall at Manhattan Jobsite

A deadly construction accident in New York City claimed the life of a 30-year old worker at a jobsite at 152 East 87th Street late last month. The tragic fall from heights in Manhattan happened around 9:30 on the morning of December 23rd-just two days before Christmas. Reports show that the victim, Mahamoudon Marega (a resident of The Bronx), died after falling into the basement of the building.

Floor Mats - The Danger Hidden Under Your Feet!

Floor mats. Especially, after or during a storm, you find them everywhere. Right after you walk into your local grocery, apartment building, department store, office building and supermarket, they're there to sop up the rain and snow melt. But when floor mats are not properly maintained or put down properly and the edges turn up or they gather somewhere in the middle because they are not laid flat against the floor, they become tripping hazards and can cause serious slip and fall accidents in New York City. OSHA even classifies tripping over a curled, cracked, or torn floor mat as one of the most common causes of injury in the workplace.

Rapid Temperature Changes Create Falling Ice and Snow

The cold weather across the country this winter season has already created dangerous conditions for those of us living in urban areas-especially NYC with its high-rise apartment and office buildings. When several days of cold, snowy weather are followed by abrupt warm-ups and even further subzero temperatures, it creates the perfect conditions for falling ice and snow in New York City streets and sidewalks.

The Winter Season in NYC Means Slippery Floors Everywhere You Go

Out shopping or celebrating this holiday season? Watch your step! Snow, ice, and rain water inside create the perfect conditions for slip and fall accidents. Wet floors in stores, coffee shops, apartment buildings, parking lots (indoor and outdoor) and office complexes cause hundreds of serious slippery floor accidents in New York City every year. All it takes is a small patch of water or half-melted snow, or a patch of ice underfoot and you fall hard.

Winter Sidewalks Pose Slip and Fall Risk

Are you ready for another season of ice and snow covered sidewalk accidents in New York City? After a relatively mild, fall winter has finally gripped NYC again with snow and frigid temperatures. It's just a matter of time before sidewalks and roadways become hazardous and dangerous to innocent motorists and pedestrians. Ice, snow, sleet, and even leftover leaves and other debris can become extremely slippery in subzero temperatures, making sidewalks, stairways, and even handicap accessible ramps a potential threat to anyone.

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