One landlord in the Bronx is allegedly attempting to freeze a family out of their $1,600-a-month Baychester duplex apartment. A 51-year-old cancer survivor who also suffered two hip fractures and multiple strokes shares the dwelling with her boyfriend, 58, and son, 24, who has asthma.
You missed the last step leading up to the door of a local business and fell down, breaking your wrist. You got hurt on a business owner's property, where you had reasonable expectations that you would be safe conducting your business. Now, you believe that the business should cover your medical bills and other related expenses and damages.
New York City can get a lot of snow, and that means that somebody has to be doing the snow removal. Who is responsible for this sometimes arduous task?
According to the Public Advocate for the city, the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) chairperson was aware of problems with the agency's inspections for lead paint at least a half-year prior to when she claims that she was notified.
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.