What are the Most Common Slip and Fall Cases in NYC?

There are a lot of slip and fall cases involving snow and ice outside. There are laws regarding owners of property, and their obligations to remove snow and ice from the sidewalks in front of their properties. Many of these cases also involve slip and falls inside possibly in a bathroom, kitchen or due to a leaking pipe somewhere. If you have been injured from a slip and fall contact the New York City personal injury lawyers at The Orlow Firm.

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What are the Average Settlements for Slip and Fall Cases in New York?

The settlements for slip and fall cases will vary based on the severity of the injury and the impact the injury has on a person’s life.Obviously, the lesser the impact, the lesser the injury and the smaller the recovery. The greater the impact, the greater the recovery. There is a very significant range from a very small amount to a very large amount that can be recovered for people who are injured in slip and fall accidents. If you were injured in a slip and fall case contact the New York City personal injury attorneys at The Orlow Firm.

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What Can I Do if I’m Injured in an airBNB in NYC?

When you’re dealing with Airbnb, you have to take into account that you don’t know what the premises looks like. The owner take pictures of certain parts of it, and of course, you’ll take pictures of the best parts of it. When you’re there you don’t know what the hallways look like or what the security is. If you’re injured while renting a premises through Airbnb, you have the same rights as if you lived in an apartment building.

If you are injured while staying in an Airbnb contact the New York City personal injury attorneys at The Orlow Firm.

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Why Are Construction Laws so Strict in NYC?

The Industrial Code has very specific regulations that apply to all types of construction sites from your smallest construction jobs being done on a one level structure all the way up to your large skyscrapers or even bridges. They have requirements that apply to all aspects in all areas of construction. Construction companies, owners, general contractors and contractors are required to follow these very detailed requirements. They’re there to protect the worker.
The theory is that there are construction sites and construction jobs that go on all over the City of New York. The people who are doing these jobs are the ones at risk. They are the ones working at heights, working with heavy machinery or over at large holes and are physically at risk. The laws were created to protect them. Essentially, it is to shift the burden from the worker to the owners and general contractors who are more in a position to be able to bear that risk.

To learn more about how we can help you, contact the New York construction accident attorneys of The Orlow Firm at (646) 647-3398. We offer free initial consultations and operate four offices across New York City for your convenience.

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