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Snowy MTA Subway Steps Causing Injuries in New York City

Snowy MTA Subway Steps Causing Injuries in New York City

This year’s snowfall has been quite heavy in New York City.  One of the biggest problems with the snow is the snow-packed, poorly-shoveled subway steps.  There are numerous videos online of people struggling to climb up and down the stairs, clinging to the railing, and even sliding down the steps.  In some cases, the stairs...

Are Landlords in Queens Liable for Tenant Injuries Caused by Defects on the Premises?

In the 2010 Census, there were more than 835,000 housing units in Queens.  Only about 44% were owner-occupied, leaving a huge number of tenants who rent apartments in Corona, Jamaica, Elmhurst, Jackson Heights, Flushing, Bayside, and the borough’s many other neighborhoods.  As a renter in Queens, you already know that your landlord is responsible for...

New York City Fire Escape Collapse Accidents Are an Injury Risk for Renters

Most New Yorkers rent apartments, many in old, poorly maintained buildings that may or may not be completely up to code.  But it isn’t just maintenance issues inside the building that should concern tenants.  Fire escape collapses are uncommon, but when they do occur, the risk of injury or wrongful death is great.  If you’re...

Who is Liable for Injuries Caused by Slip and Fall Accidents on City Sidewalks in NY?

Each year, winter dumps feet of snow on New York City’s crowded sidewalks.  When the snow starts to melt and then partially refreezes, it creates dangerous sheets of slick, sometimes obscured or invisible ice, which presents a major hazard for even the most cautious of pedestrians.  When someone is seriously injured by a slip and...


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