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A 35-year-old Bronx woman is facing child endangerment charges after her young daughter was hospitalized from injuries she suffered from falling out of a window on February 13. The New York Daily News reports that the 5-year-old girl had climbed out the window in her third-story apartment to clear snow…

A slip-and-fall injury is one of the most common types of personal injury. A slip-and-fall case is a type of tort or civil case in New York– a private lawsuit that a person brings against another person or business to recover monetary damages. Most slip-and-fall cases are settled out of…

An online photo gallery published by the New York Daily News shows pedestrians slipping, sliding, and falling on the snowy, slushy, icy roads and sidewalks in New York City. Another series of photos published by the Daily Mail shows Christmas shoppers falling on an escalator in London. These photos are…

A jury recently awarded $16 million to a Bronx grandmother who was left brain-damaged and unable to communicate after a fall in a Brooklyn subway station in 2008. According to a report in the New York Daily News, the 69-year-old woman had finished her shift at her factory job and…

Falls have surpassed motor vehicle accidents as the leading cause of traumatic spinal cord injuries in the United States, a new study by researchers at Johns Hopkins University has found. The researchers also reported that rates of spinal cord injuries are rising fastest among those 65 and older. The researchers…

New York’s Citi Bike program follows the pattern of other urban bike share programs that promote healthy exercise habits and alternative means of transportation. But some say the program’s bicycle docking stations installed on sidewalks throughout the city present a tripping hazard. So far, three pedestrians have filed claims charging…

Under New York City law, property owners are responsible for keeping their premises safe. This includes their sidewalks. As DOT states, property owners must “install, construct, reconstruct, repave and repair the sidewalk adjacent to their properties … and are also responsible for snow removal.” Notice of Violations The New York…

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