Gas Explosions

In June, 3 utility workers were injured after a gas leak caused an explosion and fire in Brooklyn. In September, a faulty plan to replace gas pipes led to multiple explosions and fires near Boston, killing one person, injuring 20, and leaving others without homes. Gas explosions are usually preventable and can cause serious and devastating injuries. Read more

Dangerous Parking Lots and Garages

Parking lots and garages are hubs of vehicle and pedestrian activity. They are also among the most dangerous areas in the city. Severe injury and significant property damage can occur when drivers and parking lot owners are negligent. Read more

Escalator Accidents

Escalators are a convenient way to move between floors without waiting for an elevator or climbing up the stairs. But escalators are a more frequent cause of injury than people think. It is estimated that 10,000 escalator accidentsper year in the United States result in visits to the emergency room. Escalator accidents can result in significant trauma and are frequently the result of someone’s negligence. Read more

Traumatic Brain Injuries in Slip and Falls

A traumatic brain injury can be a serious complication of a slip and fall accident. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), falls are the leading causeof traumatic brain injury (TBI). 47% of all TBI related emergency room visits, hospitalizations, and deaths were the result of falls. TBIs caused by falls are most often found in children under 14 years old and adults over the age of 65. Many falls are the result of someone’s negligence, and because of the serious nature of TBIs it’s important to hold property owners responsible for conditions that may cause a serious fall. Read more