Landlord-tenant disputes are quite common, especially if the building being rented is not up to code. In New York, there are a slew of regulations that landlords must follow to ensure their building is safe and livable. A landlord is responsible for the upkeep of the property and for the health and safety of their tenants, which is referred to as the warrant of habitability. If this is...Read More
Rainy weather can make it difficult to navigate the roadways. Here are tips to decrease the risk of an accident during the rain:
- Ensure that your headlights are working and are on at all times.
According to New York State law, if your windshield wipers are being used then your headlights must be on to increase visibility.
- Inspect your vehicle to ensure...
Rescue workers recovered the body of a construction worker who died after being trapped in a trench when a retaining wall collapsed at a worksite. The New York Times reported that the accident happened on September 12 at approximately 1:30 p.m. A group of construction workers was digging a trench 30 feet below street level at the site, located at 39th Street and Seventh Avenue in...Read More
In the United States, there are approximately 4.7 million incidents involving dog bites each year. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP), most dog bite victims are children. In addition, emergency room visits for dog bites cost an average of $3,000 per person per visit. Furthermore, individuals under the age of 17 are two times more likely to sustain a dog bite....Read More
Under certain circumstances, an auto mechanic and repair shop may be held liable for a crash when an improper repair causes an accident. Auto mechanic negligence can lead to a serious accident that results in life-threatening injuries.
In New York State, a person may file a claim against an auto mechanic under the theory of negligence. Under a negligence theory, a plaintiff will assert...Read More
In 2015 in the United States alone, there were 3,978,497 child births, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, many of these births did not go as planned. According to a long-term study produced by USA Today, approximately 50,000 women suffer severe injuries during childbirth each year, while 700 of these cases are fatal. The study named the United States...Read More
Summer and early fall are great times to engage in recreational boating and other water sports. These family fun activities are seen as enjoyable by individuals across the country, however, boating can turn from fun to fatal in a split second. Without the proper safeguards in place, you and your family can be put at risk for injury. According to the ...Read More
When a person is injured in an automobile accident or a slip and fall, it takes time to mentally and physically recover. However, it is important to be aware that the law provides time limits for which a personal injury claim may be filed against the defendant in order to recover compensation for your injuries. If the statute of limitations has expired, then a plaintiff will be precluded from...Read More