Even though the chances are higher during the winter months, slip and fall injuries can happen in any season. Even though humans can be incredibly durable, we can also be extremely susceptible to injuries caused by sudden impacts and falls. Because of the high potential for significant injury, slip and fall injuries should always be treated seriously.
Today, Thursday March 26, 2015, an explosion occurred in Manhattan's East Village in what officials called a possible building collapse in the area of East 7th and 2nd Avenue. The first two floors of a red-brick building at the scene appear to have crumbled. Flames were engulfing two buildings at the scene and firefighters were spraying water on the blaze. Clouds of black smoke were rising from the building, which includes both apartments and businesses. The destruction near the corner of Second Avenue and East Seventh Street was reported shortly before 3:30 p.m. In addition to 121 Second Ave., the building next door at 123 Second Ave., was also on fire. As many as 30 people were hurt according to law-enforcement sources.
Heavy snow and ice caused a scaffold to collapse on top of three cars in Olinville. It happened at the Parkside Houses on Adee Avenue on Wednesday.
Most residents of Manhattan, New York, spend a large portion of their lives working to earn for future needs. A part of these earnings is often set aside for nursing home plans so that when the person retires they can live comfortably in pleasant surroundings and be well taken care of. Because of this, many people spend a lot of time looking for nursing homes that will provide a safe environment for them or their elderly family members.
New Yorkers have all heard about injuries resulting from people slipping on ice. For many of people, the fear of falling on ice causes them to be more cautious when they walk on the sidewalks in the winter. Less commonly, people may hear about slip and falls that occur in places of worship. Recently, there has been an increase of premises liability cases as a result of individuals being harmed in unexpected places such as these.
In New York and elsewhere, the wintry weather has caused people to pull out their warmest coats and mittens. However, with the cold temperatures come snow and ice and the potential of slipping and falling when others fail to properly care for their sidewalks and buildings. During these times, it is important to know how to handle the possibility of a slip and fall.
Every day, people in New York use a stairwell to get from one place to another. For some there are no other options. Sometimes, however, if not properly maintained, stairwells can become hazardous and significant injuries and even death can result. Recently, a New York man was killed in a slip and fall incident involving a stairwell.
Most people automatically trust the stairs, escalators and elevators that move them around without even thinking about it. Unfortunately, in New York and elsewhere, injuries occur when these means of transport are defective and malfunction. When it happens, the owners and operators of the properties where the accident occurred find themselves subject to possible premises liability claims.
Serious injury to a loved one is never easy to deal with. The worry and stress are sometimes unbearable. Accidents do happen, and there are times when the incident occurs through the fault of no one. There are other times, however, when the accident occurs due to the negligence of a certain individual or company. When this situation arises, premises liability laws allow for the injured party to receive compensation.
Accidents happen every day in New York and across the country. When the negligence of an individual or company causes death or serious personal injury to a loved one, families tend to be understandably unforgiving. Depending on the circumstances of the case, some victims or their families may be awarded compensation.