Category: Premises Liability

Rough old paving blocks way. Old broken Cobblestone road near the main road.

Navigating the bustling sidewalks of New York City can often feel like a daring adventure. However, it should not involve tripping over a cracked concrete slab, stumbling into a pothole, or getting hurt by any other defect. A sidewalk defect can cause serious injuries, leading to significant medical expenses, lost income, pain, suffering, and other […]

Toy Safety

If you’re in the market for children’s toys this holiday season, whatever you purchase should be safe and appropriate for the little one who’ll receive it. However, given today’s toy-shopping environment, it’s not always easy to identify what is and isn’t safe – especially if you’re shopping online or feeling rushed to act fast and […]

Caution Sign

Winter has arrived in New York, giving us all an opportunity to be mindful of weather-related hazards like slips and falls. However, risks of slipping, tripping, and falling at home, work, or private and public spaces exist year-round. No matter if it’s an open hole or slippery sidewalk, a slip and fall accident can result […]

walking on sidewalk

It’s a New Year and another winter in New York, and for many around the State, January is the coldest month of the season. Though NYC may not see torrents of lake-effect snowfall like other parts of New York, it can and often does receive a considerable amount of precipitation and snow – especially from […]

$5,000,000 Case Settlement

The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., has successfully obtained a $5 million settlement for a premises liability client whose case originated from a 2011 slip and fall accident in his Manhattan apartment. The accident resulted in extensive and lingering back, leg, and nerve injuries that cause him pain and hardship to this day. The settlement was reached […]

Construction Workers on scaffold leaning on safety railing

Electricity may power our modern society, but it needs to be handled carefully in order to avoid injury. According to The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), electrocutions were the second leading cause of worker deaths on construction sites in 2014[1]. In order to limit the chance of electrical injuries on construction sites, […]


Much like private companies, the city and government are responsible for any injuries or damage that occurs on their property. If you sustained an injury because of faulty steps or the city’s lack of attention to unstable structures, you may be able to bring a claim against the municipality. However, it is important to note […]

An employee died at Lowe’s Home Improvement store in Lubbock, Texas after a stack of lumber fell and killed him. The employee was only identified as a 23-year-old male. Investigations were being conducted internally and by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), reported Fox News (1.3.15). Retail warehouses can be dangerous for both employees and customers. […]

Snow caused a major roof collapse at an ice skating rink in Canton, Massachusetts. The rear third of the Metropolis Skating Rink collapsed without caused any injuries even though there were a number of people inside the rink at the time of the accident, reported CBS News (2.28.15). The building was significantly damaged. In a photo […]

Elevator shaft accident statistics show how surprisingly common these types of accidents are. A contractor died when he fell five stories down an elevator shaft in Queens. According to NBC News (6.5.14), the 45-year-old man’s harness apparently malfunctioned and he plummeted down the shaft. The accident happened at a construction site for a new school on 42nd Street […]