New York Premises Liability: Questions and Answers

The blanket legal term “premises liability” encompasses a wide range of personal injuries occurring on property belonging to another person. The property can be owned by a small business, family, giant corporation or municipality, but regardless, each property owner has a duty to keep his land in reasonably safe condition to protect people who might […]

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Premises Security Litigation: A Growing Field of Personal Injury Practice

In 1974, the singer Connie Francis was raped at knifepoint in a Westbury, Long Island Howard Johnson’s Motel room. She was hospitalized for 4 days and suffered recurring nightmares thereafter. The assailant had gained entry to her room through a defective sliding door. Even in a locked position, the motel’s sliding doors could easily be […]

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Slip and Fall: Examples of Cases, Verdicts and Settlements

Slip and fall liability can be difficult to establish. (See: Slip and Fall Injury: Proving Your Case). Below is a sampling of slip and fall cases in which plaintiffs have been both successful and unsuccessful in proving their claims. Bear in mind that the facts and circumstances of your own case may be very different. […]

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Slip and Fall Injuries: Where do They Most Commonly Occur?

Thousands of people are injured each year, some of them seriously, by slipping, tripping or falling on a hazardous floor, an unsafe flight of stairs, or an uneven patch of ground. Injured persons may suffer wrist, ankle and hip fractures, shoulder damage, and even brain trauma. Accidents are part of normal, everyday living, and not […]

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Slip and Fall Injuries: Proving Your Case

Who to Sue If you are injured by slipping and falling on another person’s property, the most likely defendant will be the owner or manager of that property. Other potential defendants include companies that independently contract with the building owner or manager, such as food or cleaning services. Food service companies, for example, may be […]

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