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

Premises Liability and Trespassers

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