Category: Premises Liability


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

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

A St. Louis jury awarded former NFL running back Reggie Bush 12.5 million dollars due to an injury he suffered just off the field in 2015. Bush was a running back for the San Francisco 49ers when the injury occurred in the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis. The injury

There are a variety of factors that can influence the prevalence of falls on stairways, but one of the most common causes of these accidents is stairs that have become slippery. Slippery surfaces are always dangerous, but stairs pose particular risks as the limited surface area provides less opportunity for

Climbing stairs can be extremely dangerous, as a missed step can lead to a fall down a full flight, often resulting in broken bones. The risk of a fall is always there, but that risk is exacerbated by poor lighting, lack of guardrails, or slippery surfaces. One significant risk is

Tripping or falling on a staircase is an incredibly frightening experience. Most falls people are likely to suffer are limited by the height of the person falling, but a staircase can extend for dozens of feet. A fall down a staircase is likely to result in significant injuries, and even

The death of a Chicago teen has been ruled an accident. The case, which transfixed the nation after Kenneka Jenkins was found dead in a hotel walk-in freezer, can now have some small amount of closure. Still, the coroner’s report will not completely assuage fears generated by social media and