Category: Premises Liability


The New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) works throughout the city overseeing and monitoring construction projects. This department ensures that construction sites are safe, buildings are well-constructed, and that property managers and owners keep their property up to code. The DOB helps keep construction workers and civilians stay safe

Navigating streets and sidewalks after a winter storm can be difficult for pedestrians. The magnificent skyscrapers that give New York City its internationally famous skyline also obstruct sunlight from reaching the pavement, resulting in ice lingering much longer than it does in sunnier locales. During a storm ice may melt

The Thanksgiving holiday in New York featured bitter cold and blowing winds, both recipes for increased rates of accidents. One of the major risks from sustained temperatures below freezing is the accumulation of ice on sidewalks and outside businesses. Heavy winds contribute to the danger, as significant gusts can affect

Different businesses handle Thanksgiving weekend retail in different ways. Some businesses are opening their doors on the evening of the holiday itself, trying to lure in customers before budgets have been busted by midnight openings elsewhere. Others wait until midnight on Black Friday, and still others simply maintain their regular

As the calendar turns towards December, more and more Americans will start thinking about their holiday decorations. For many families, decorating for Christmas on Thanksgiving weekend is a tradition, allowing the two major days to blend into one seamless holiday season. The fact that kids are out of school for

Aggregating data is often a great way to find where problems exist. While individual incidences do not always attract much attention, when the numbers are compiled what might appear at first as a small problem is revealed to be a large one. This is the case with house fire deaths

Properties pose a variety of accident risks year-round, including tripping hazards, wet floors, misaligned steps, and improperly wired outlets. These hazards result in thousands of injuries every year, but certain seasons amplify these risks. Among those, Christmas and Halloween pose significantly increased risk. Over the last few decades, Halloween decorations

Wet floors pose a significant risk to consumers visiting supermarkets and other stores, and also pose dangers in office buildings and other public places. When the floor is wet and slippery, a person is much more likely to fall, and difficulty regaining balance on the way down can also increase