Accidents in Hotels

New York City is a popular destination for vacations and business trips. In 2017, the city hit a record number of tourists with 62.8 million visitors. Most of these visitors stay in hotels in or near the city. We expect that the hotels we stay in are a safe environment to spend the night or a convenient place to hold a conference, meeting, or special event. However, just like any other type of property, accidents happen, and the consequences can be severe. Read more

Apartment Fires: Who is Responsible?

Apartment fires can be devastating. Not only can you lose all of your possessions, but you can also sustain severe and life-altering burn injuries. The law generally holds the person responsible for causing the fire liable for any injuries or property damages. Parties who may be potentially liable include: Read more

When is a Business Liable for a Slip and Fall?

Slip and fall is a term used to describe a situation where someone is injured on another person’s property. This is also known as premises liability. Slip and falls can happen anywhere, but they often occur on somebody’s business premises. Situations such as torn carpeting, spilled substances, and broken fixtures can all lead to severe injuries. If someone is injured at a business, when can the business be held liable? Read more

Slip and Falls Caused by Snow and Ice

Now that winter is here, the temperature has dropped, and snow has begun to fall. In the winter slip and falls on snow and ice are common in New York City. While it can be embarrassing to slip on an icy curb or sidewalk, it can also cause serious injuries. Read more