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Slip and Fall Statute of Limitations in New York

Posted on June 28, 2018 by

If you suffer a slip and fall accident at a store or restaurant, you will likely be seriously injured. You may suffer a broken arm, back pain or even head trauma. If you were in this situation, you would likely attempt to file a lawsuit against the liable party.

One thing you must know about slip and fall accidents and other personal injury cases in New York is that you do not have an unlimited time to file. You cannot wait 10 years to file a claim because every state has a statute of limitations in place for legal claims.

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Can You Sue a Landlord for Bad Tenants?

Posted on June 25, 2018 by

You finally found the ideal apartment in New York City. You can walk to work, and it is convenient to your favorite places. Best of all, the rent is within your budget.

Now that you have lived in the apartment for a few months, you are not feeling comfortable anymore. The neighbor’s dog has tried to attack you on multiple occasions. Another tenant leaves trash everywhere. You are kept awake at all hours by loud music playing in an apartment above yours. Worst of all, these behaviors and negligence have put you and yours in danger of personal injury.

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Understanding Implied Warranty of Habitability

Posted on May 30, 2018 by

Being a landlord is no easy task. Landlords must meet strict requirements in New York. They can’t just take the monthly rent and do nothing. They have to fulfill certain obligations to tenants throughout the terms of the leases. If they don’t, the tenant has the right to file a landlord negligence claim and receive compensation for damages.

Your landlord may not offer free cable or internet, but he does need to ensure that your apartment is habitable. If you have a lease on a house, apartment or another rental, it likely contains an implied warranty of habitability. This means that you have the right to inhabit a unit that is in livable condition even if your lease does not specifically state that your landlord must make repairs.

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Traumatic Brain Injuries Caused by Roofing Accidents

Posted on May 24, 2018 by

Construction is one of the most dangerous job industries. There are so many elements involved, such as electricity, heights, tools and machinery. One of the most dangerous is heights, particularly roofing. Working on a roof is no easy task, especially when inclement weather is involved. One of the biggest concerns for roofers is traumatic brain injuries.

The construction industry has the highest rate of brain injuries. Between 2003 and 2010, 2,210 construction workers died from brain injuries. Falls from roofs, ladders and other heights accounted for more than half of brain injuries. Statistics show that workers in small companies (fewer than 20 employees) were more than twice as likely to suffer a brain injury. The rate of brain injury is four times greater for older workers (over the age of 65) than for younger workers. In addition, men were seven times more likely to suffer a brain injury than women.

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Tenants’ Rights When Plumbing Problems Are Neglected

Posted on April 25, 2018 by

A leaky pipe is causing water damage to your apartment. You can’t flush your toilet. You have no hot water, making it difficult to bathe during the cold New York City winter.

One of the reasons why people choose apartments over houses is because of the convenience. The landlord is the one who takes care of maintenance issues such as leaks, appliance issues, and cracks in the foundation. The tenant simply has to inform the landlord of the problem and he or she should promptly fix it.

When it comes to tenants’ rights and plumbing problems, it’s important that both tenants and landlords understand the law. When landlord negligence causes water damage, what do you do? If you notice a water leak in your apartment, who is responsible?

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NYC Bicycle Safety Tips for 2018

Posted on April 19, 2018 by

Riding a bike through the countryside doesn’t quite prepare you for the challenges you will face if you ever decide to bike through the concrete jungle of New York City. Driving in such a busy city can be challenging enough; riding a bike can be absolutely terrifying.

With so many cars and pedestrians, dangers abound everywhere. One wrong move can lead to a collision with a car that can cause serious injuries and even death.

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OSHA Fall Protection Rules and Regulations

Posted on March 31, 2018 by

Safety is one of the most important considerations in any construction project. To be sure, construction incorporates electricity, heights, and machinery, making it one of the most dangerous industries. In fact, it has the third-highest rate of workplace fatalities.

Accidents happen quite often, even when there are supervisors on hand. Many of these accidents involve falls. Falls account for 30 percent of fatalities in the construction industry.

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If Someone is Injured On Your Property, Are You Liable?

Posted on March 27, 2018 by

A friend comes over to your house and slips on a patch of ice while walking up your driveway. In another incident, a trespasser sneaks into your backyard, falls down a hill and breaks an arm. Are you, as a property owner, responsible for either of these incidents?

Under premises liability law, property owners have a duty to avoid exposing people to an unreasonable risk of harm due to a natural or artificial condition. The law states that if the property owner should be aware of the risk and does not remedy the situation in a timely manner, then he or she could be considered negligent and potentially held liable in a lawsuit requesting compensation for damages.

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What Goes into Determining Wrongful Death?

Posted on February 27, 2018 by

When a person is killed by another person’s accidental or intentional acts, it is considered wrongful death. The surviving family members of the victim may be able to file a wrongful death claim against the liable party. This allows the family to receive compensation for damages, whether or not the liable party is convicted of a crime.

However, each state has specific laws that apply. In order to receive any type of compensation, you must first prove that your loved one died a wrongful death.

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Brain Injuries From Car Accidents

Posted on February 22, 2018 by

Car accidents can cause a host of injuries, depending on the impact involved. Some victims suffer lacerations, broken bones and neck injuries such as whiplash. Head injuries are also common. In fact, motor vehicle accidents are the third most common cause of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs).

Brain injuries are no laughing matter. While most (75 percent) are minor, others are moderate to severe in nature. Some can even affect a person for the rest of their life. Read on to learn more about the different types of brain injuries and the effects they have on the human body.

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