More than 48% of households in the United States own at least one dog. Dogs make great companions, but sometimes man’s best friend can be dangerous. Dog bites are more common than you think. In New York City, 2,009 dog bites were reported to the NYC Health Department in 2014 alone. Dogs are animals, and they have animal instincts. This means that in certain scenarios they can lash out and attack someone which can lead to serious injuries. Read more
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In New York, a property owner has a duty to ensure that his or her property is relatively free from harm and dangerous conditions. If someone who is invited on the property or permitted to be on the property is injured, then the property owner may be liable. In general, property owners are not responsible for injuries sustained by individuals who are trespassing on their property. There are some notable exceptions, however. Read more
The New York City Housing Authority has been chastised for violating rules and regulations regarding lead exposure after it was discovered that agency inspectors had not been checking apartments for lead paint. Federal and city law required the agency to inspect the properties annually to check for the presence of lead, and it failed to do so. At the end of June, the New York City Health Department announced that it had discovered 820 children under the age of 6 that had elevated levels of lead in their systems between 2012 and 2016. Given the long-term health Read more
Over the past few years, there has been increasing coverage of police misconduct in the media. Police officers are employed to uphold the law and keep the public safe, but not all of them do their jobs. Many of the victims in these situations have been able to file lawsuits and were awarded compensation for their injuries. When police overstep their bounds and harm rather than help people, they should be held accountable for their actions. Read more