Personal Injury

What to Do If You Slip and Fall

Regardless of the precautions taken, the negligence of others may lead to your serious injury. For example, an injury may occur because of reasons out due to lack of maintenance and upkeep of a property or the creation of dangerous conditions such as hidden traps etc. Here are a few important steps to follow if…

Governmental premises liability

Numerous people suffer personal injury every year due to conditions on public property in New York. People who are injured may be unaware that they might be able to recover damages for any injuries received from the governmental agency that owns the property. Government agencies once held broad immunity in the event a person was…

What is Personal Injury?

A personal injury is caused when a person suffers physical or emotional damage from either an intentional tort or an unintentional tort. These can range from vehicle accidents, slip and fall incidents, dog bites, workplace accidents, to medical malpractice. In legal terms, “tort” simply means a wrongful act in which injury is inflicted on another.…

Data regarding playground injuries

While playgrounds are commonplace throughout New York, data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests that injuries at these locations are common. In fact, between 1990 and 2000, 147 children who were younger than 15 years old died due to injuries sustained at a playground. About 56 percent of fatal playground injuries occurred…