New York City started to grow upwards faster than it grew outwards, making skyscrapers and high-rise apartments things that just seemed to go along with the city.
Who is responsible for the death of a woman who falls six feet out of a loft bed in a New York City apartment? Is the building owner or maintenance supervisor to blame or should the woman be blamed for clumsily losing her footing on the ladder?
If you live in a New York City dwelling that was constructed prior to 1978, your home or apartment probably has some lead-based paint on either the exterior or interior. That can be quite dangerous, especially for young children.
Is your New York City apartment building properly maintained, or is it full of safety hazards that could prove tragic? Responsible landlords want their tenants to be safe, so they are proactive about maintenance and repairs.
Parents (and adults with a childlike sense of fun) need to be careful around bounce houses -- bounce houses, or "moon bounces" are loads of inflatable fun for everyone inside them, but they're also incredibly dangerous.
Backyard swimming pools are great fun to have in the summertime. But they are classified for legal and insurance purposes as "attractive nuisances" for good reason, as they can pose grave dangers to unaccompanied children.
Ah, summer. A time for slathering on suntan oil, picnicking and heading for the shore where there's always fun to be had. But if your fun includes parasailing, you need to proceed with caution.
If your idea of an ideal summer weekend getaway includes a spa retreat with a relaxing soak in a Jacuzzi, you may want to reconsider. Jacuzzis have the potential to cause all sorts of health issues for those who like to ease sore muscles in the churning water.
Sometimes a person suffers injuries or is killed by a drunken driver who left a bar or other venue where alcohol is sold before the accident happened. The injured person or one's survivors may be able to hold the bartender or retailer civilly liable for their injuries and damages.
Property owners have a duty to take reasonable care of the property to ensure the safety of invitees. If that obligation is breached, there may be cause for an injured patron or visitor to file a premises liability claim in a New York civil court. This type of claim is typically based upon evidence of negligence by a property owner and/or other party in possession of the premises. An accident victim can consult an attorney for advise concerning what legal steps may be appropriate for their situation.