Court Holds Questions of Fact for the Jury Exist in Falling Object Case
A construction worker was injured at a new building construction site when he was struck by an object that fell from an upper floor. The man had been walking in an alleyway towards a water connection which his on-site supervisor directed him to turn off. As he was walking through the alleyway, the object fell from above, striking him[...]
I am an illegal alien and I have been hurt but I am afraid to sue because of my immigration status. What can I do? Do I have any rights at all?
While I can understand your worries about making yourself “public” by filing a lawsuit for personal injuries when you are not legally in the United States, please rest assured that you still have rights under the law if you have been physically injured regardless of your immigration status.
There are many ways that an i[...]
Subway slip and fall case
In June of 2001, a 51 year old woman was injured when she tripped over a missing floor tile and fell while walking down a staircase leading to an underpass in a subway station. She fell forward and landed on the fourth step down. She suffered a bimalleolar fracture of her right ankle and underwent open reduction internal fixation surgery i[...]
Second Department holds Big Apple Map admissible to establish notice
A woman sustained injures when she tripped and fell on a raised and uneven portion of sidewalk in Brooklyn. The injured woman filed a suit against the City of New York to recover damages for injuries. The woman argued that the City had notice of the defect as it was marked on a map provided by a sidewalk protection institution which maps the sid[...]