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Premises Liability

If you've been injured in an accident or on the job, the attorneys of Hach & Rose, LLP have the knowledge, skills, and experience required to hold the party responsible for your injury accountable.

Premises Liability Tips for Keeping Your Building Safe

Tips for Keeping Your Building Safe Whether you are a business owner in charge of employees, a building owner with one or more tenants, or even just a homeowner with frequent guests, it is important to keep your premises safe. Failure to ensure safety on your property could cause others to hold you liable for […]

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Premises Liability New York City Snow Removal Requirements

During the winter months, the city of New York requires property owners and renters to clear snow and ice from the sidewalks outside their buildings. This helps to keep pedestrians safe and reduce the risk of a slip and fall accident. The city released a guidebook outlining what exactly property owners, managers, and residents are […]

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Premises Liability Pedestrian Injured by Falling Basket Designed to Protect Passersby From Falling Subway Debris

A metal basket struck a pedestrian Sunday, August 2, seriously injuring them and sending them to Jamaica Hospital for treatment. This type of basket is attached to the undersides of elevated subways throughout New York City and is designed to catch debris that often falls loose from the tracks. According to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority […]

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Premises Liability Truck slams into Sunset Park outdoor dining area

Three people were injured and taken to the hospital after a pickup truck accidentally drove into the outdoor seating area set up by L’Wren restaurant in Sunset Park. Thankfully, initial reports indicate that none of them have sustained life-threatening injuries. Many New Yorkers knew that this was a possibility as restaurants started reopening with outdoor […]

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Pedestrian Accident, Premises Liability Falling Building Debris Poses Safety Risk to New York Pedestrians

One New York City woman’s death caused by falling debris has shined a light on safety infractions of hundreds of other city buildings, according to The New York Times. Sixty-year-old architect Erica L. Tishman was killed after a piece of debris fell from a building she was walking past in December of 2019. The city’s […]

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Premises Liability How is a slip and fall accident different from a trip and fall?

If you were hurt in a slip, trip, or fall accident in New York City, you could be owed significant compensation if someone else’s negligence caused you to get hurt. First, it is important to learn the definitions of both a trip and a slip. A slip and fall accident occurs when a person loses […]

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Premises Liability Escalator Injuries: How Do They Happen?

If an escalator is defective, poorly maintained, or otherwise unsafe for use, innocent people could be severely hurt or killed. Some of the most common types of injuries that occur on escalators include: Neck injuries Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)  Cuts or lacerations Broken bones or fractures Internal organ injuries Other types of elevator or escalator […]

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Premises Liability, Workplace Injury What you need to know about toxic mold

Mold is a relatively common occurrence in homes and buildings, especially in dark, damp areas such as basements and bathrooms. Generally, the presence of mold is harmless, if unsightly. But certain types of mold, if present in large enough amounts, can pose a health risk to people living or working in that building. This could […]

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Premises Liability Playground Dangers

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, 75% of the accidents that occur on a playground will happen in a public area. Additionally, children between the ages of five and nine years old are the most likely to be severely injured when using playground equipment. Serious injuries and accidents can occur for different reasons. […]

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Premises Liability Fire Injuries in Buildings: How Do They Happen?

Fires are common in buildings during winter because of the dry air and strong winds. Property owners have a legal responsibility to reduce the risk of a fire breaking out in their buildings and should take precautions to protect people in case of a fire, such as by installing sprinklers and clearly marking emergency exits. […]

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