Case Study: Wet Floor Slip and Fall

When it comes to personal property, it is the legal responsibility of the owner of the said property to ensure that its tenants are safe and sound. This is why personal damage cases that involve being in another person’s property normally involves having to prove that the owner of the property is actually aware of the elements that can cause damage, and that there was some form of neglect that happened, and it ultimately resulted to injury.

In this particular case, our client suffered a bad slip when he fell on the hallway in front of his apartment. Apparently the building superintendent was cleaning the hallway he was in but was not able to place adequate signage for him to notice and be more careful. The hallways was in fact shaped like an L, making it difficult for other tenants to see the signage even if it was placed in the vicinity.

When the client contacted the Orlow Firm, we first made sure the client got evidence that the building was in fact unable to provide space to see the signage in the first place. This was done by taking pictures of the place where he fell down, and how its location was not given consideration when the signage was placed by the building superintendent.

To make sure our client did not have any more damages, we referred him to a doctor and checked if the building managers could provide insurance. In the end, we were able to get a settlement and our client was able to get treatment for his knee.

We in the Orlow Firm ensures that our clients are made aware of their rights and responsibilities as tenants and occupants of these kinds of establishments. We also guarantee that our clients are made aware of the various circumstances and processes that are taking place while their cases are being dealt with in court. In the cases of personal damages, we also try in our utmost to get the best treatment possible depending on the particulars of our clients’ cases.

Anyone curious about certain aspects of the law can contact The Orlow Firm and its New York Office. One of our lawyers may provide assistance with different cases courtesy of a free consultation.

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Case Study: New York City Slip and Fall at Work

Employees working under an enterprise or a company are the responsibility of their employers. This means employees should be working under good and stable working conditions. After all, the workplace cannot be productive if employees are exposed to dangers. As with property cases, workers who find themselves exposed to injury may sue their employers if they can prove that the company facilities are themselves inadequate to provide a safe environment.

In this video, our client is a student working on a side job as a cleaner in a school. In the bathroom of the building she was assigned to clean, she slipped and suffered a grave knee injury due to a leakage in the ceiling. It was discovered that the ceiling did in fact have this problem before and the school was not able to resolve this properly.

Given that our client is an outside contractor, the school is responsible to maintain a safe environment for her to work on. This was when our team at the Orlow Firm decided to pursue a case against the school for not being able to maintain safe working conditions for workers like our clients.

Unfortunately, it was also revealed that other co-workers of our client are in fact aware of the leakage and have tried many times to have the school address the problem. However, all these attempts failed and have resulted in the injury of our client. We were able to arrive with a decision favorable to our client, and the school was able to compensate our client. She has now had knee surgery and is currently recovering.

We at the Orlow Firm ensures that our clients are made aware of their rights as workers, regardless of their situation. Our team of experts will make sure that our clients are up to date with the progress of their respective cases, ensure they are well-compensated, and help avoid these injury cases from happening again.

Anyone curious about certain aspects of the law can contact The Orlow Firm and its New York Office. Our staff and lawyers offer free consultation regarding all kinds of cases, and may refer you to other experts for assistance.

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Case Study: NYC Postal Worker Slip and Fall

People who provide services on multiple establishments such as postmen are still under the responsibilities of the owners of the properties they serve. After all, it’s the legal responsibility of the owner of these establishments to ensure their properties are safe to be visited. This is also why personal damage cases involving these circumstances lead to a big question: did the owner of the property neglect ensuring the safety of his or her property?

In this case, our client is a postal worker working under the United States Postal Service who suffered a grave shoulder injury while delivering mail to a house. He in fact stepped on a loose concrete tile and suffered a fall that impacted his shoulder, requiring surgery.

Unfortunately, our client also had a shoulder injury before, worsening his condition. He was in fact unable to work for a few weeks because of recovery.

We at the Orlow Firm pursued the owners of the house for a case. After all, it falls under their responsibility to ensure their property is well-taken care of and maintained to ensure the safety of visitors and people going there. In fact, another postal worker testified that upon delivering mail a few months back, he also encountered the problem with the loose concrete tile.

The Orlow Firm was able to resolve the case with a successful resolution in favor of their client. Should you suffer from the same kinds of injuries, always remember that the owner of the property is responsible for the maintenance of his or her establishment. Do not hesitate to call the Orlow Firm to get more information about the specifics of such situations.

We at the Orlow Firm ensures that our clients get the best kind of treatment and results depending on the facts of their cases. We regularly update our clients throughout the steps of the legal proceedings to ensure they are well aware of the various circumstances surrounding their case.

People who want to know certain aspects of the law can contact The Orlow Firm and its New York Office. We give free consultation regarding all kinds of cases, and may refer you to one of our lawyers for assistance.

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Case Study: NYC Sidewalk Slip and Fall

Did you know there are actually cases where the defendant is an entire city? These cases happen when certain situations point towards a city as the one responsible for the damages that happen to the plaintiff. Good examples are services that the city should provide their citizens that, when improperly maintained, can cause injury to their constituents.

In the case of one of our clients, the Orlow Firm was approached by a bus matron who suffered an injury after falling on a sidewalk on her way to a parking space with the buses under her care. It was still dark out, so she was not able to see if anything was amiss. She was not able to notice that part of the sidewalk was in fact not properly fixed.

The Orlow Firm initially wanted to file a case against the Long Island Railroad and the City of the New York as the sidewalk was found to be very close to Long Island Railroad property. However, it was revealed that the City in fact owned the sidewalk as part of its projects.

It was then proved that the City of New York was in fact aware of the defective sidewalk and had an independent contractor repair it. Unfortunately, the contractor was not able to repair all of the sidewalk, and thus the particular section caused injury to the matron.
In the end, our lawyers were able to agree on a settlement of $200,000, which proved enough to help treat the injuries of our client, and helped her go back to work in a few weeks.

We at the Orlow Firm ensure clients that they are regularly updated with the happening surrounding their cases. We strive to provide the best services for our clients, including the proper explanation of the various circumstances surrounding their cases and the possible directions they could take in order to resolve these cases properly.

Potential clients who want to know certain aspects of a future case can contact The Orlow Firm and its New York Office. We can provide free consultation regarding all kinds of cases, and may refer you to one of our lawyers for assistance.

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Case Study: NYC Staircase Trip and Fall

Service jobs are noble livelihoods, as these have workers directly helping other individuals. However, there really are circumstances which service workers can be injured on the job because of improperly-maintained amenities. These amenities fall under the jurisdiction of the owner of the property they were on. Thus, personal damages to social workers – or to anyone – visiting the property should be the responsibility of the owners of the property.

In this particular case, our client was working as a home health worker. Unfortunately, she tripped and fell on the job as a result of stepping on a damaged staircase with a missing piece. The client sustained injuries that rendered her unable to work for a long time as it required her to undergo surgery.

In fact the damages were severe as our client suffered a fractured lower leg, requiring metal implants to ensure her leg is corrected. Our firm pursued the building for charges of negligence as it appears there is a failure of repairing the said staircase, and it was revealed that the building managers were not in fact able to maintain the staircase properly.

After a few meetings between our firm and the building managers eventually secured a $240,000 settlement for our client, which proved enough to provide payment for her treatment and other reasonable compensation.

Should you find yourself in situations like these, it is helpful to remember that it is the responsibility of the property owner to ensure that the place where someone is working or visiting is safe enough for usage. This means negligence on part of the property owner may require him or her to pay for compensation for damages.

Our legal experts and lawyers at the Orlow Firm strive to ensure our clients get the best treatment and compensation possible in their cases. However, we also ensure that our clients are up to date with their cases and the possible modes of resolution they could choose depending on the situation.

If you are interested about the law, you can contact The Orlow Firm and its New York Office. We can give free consultation with one of our experts, and may provide you help regarding vehicular accident cases.

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