Slip & Fall Accidents

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When you are renting an apartment, you sign a contract that guarantees your right to live in a space that is safe and free of hazards. Under the terms of your contact, your landlord is responsible for maintaining the apartment building and repairing maintenance problems as quickly as possible. When…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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