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

Landlord Liability for Injuries from Defective Appliances

As a tenant, you have certain rights under the law and under your lease when it comes to your landlord. You have the right to a liveable, safe, and clean living environment. Under what is known as a “warranty of habitability” tenants are entitled to a living space fit for human habitation without any conditions that are detrimental to life, health, and safety. These conditions include dangerous and defective appliances that have been provided by the landlord as part of your lease. Read more

Ceiling Collapse Cases

When you walk into a room, you don’t think that a ceiling could be a safety hazard. We reasonably assume that ceilings, especially in our homes, are safe for those standing under them. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. Old, rotten, or damaged ceilings that have not been properly repaired or maintained can fall on unsuspecting victims below. When a ceiling collapses, it can lead to serious and even deadly injury. Read more