Premises Liability: Staircase Accidents

According to the American Journal of Emergency Medicine, over 1 million people injure themselves on stairs every year. Older adults and young children are more likely to sustain injuries, but the truth is that anyone is at risk. The most common injuries sustained in stair-related incidents include sprains, strains, contusions, scrapes, and broken bones, but it is not uncommon for more serious injuries such as head trauma to occur. Many stair accidents are caused by the negligence of a property owner or manager. Read more

Were You Injured at the Gym?

For many people, membership in a gym or health club is an important part of staying fit and healthy. While we go to the gym to get in shape, unfortunately, we can also get injured. Gyms can be a dangerous place, and people can sustain injuries ranging from bumps and bruises to fractures and even life-threatening injuries. Injuries can occur in a number of different contexts in a gym environment from unsafe premises to negligent staff. Read more

Is Your Child Safe at Daycare?

When looking for good childcare, you try to find a place where your child can play and learn in a stimulating and nurturing environment. Most importantly, however, you want a place where your child will be safe. Daycare providers have a responsibility to take the necessary steps to protect your child’s safety and welfare. But some providers don’t take this responsibility seriously, and the consequences can be devastating. Read more

Lead Crisis Continues in NYC Housing

The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) scandal continues to rock the city. Earlier this year, residents discovered that NYCHA had failed to conduct required lead inspections in public housing. The city and the federal government mandated these inspections. The NYCHA also falsified reports to the federal government claiming that it had in fact conducted these inspections. These failures to inspect left vulnerable children at risk for lead poisoning, which can cause serious health problemsincluding severe consequences for children’s brain development. Read more