Torn Carpets Can Contribute to Serious Trip and Falls Injuries

slip-and-fall accident lawyerHere at Levine & Slavit, we believe that injury victims deserve to have their story heard. That’s why we are committed to helping the injured and their loved ones throughout Long Island and Manhattan. If you have been seriously injured in a slip and fall accident or have had your life changed forever following a motor vehicle collision, our team will be here for you.

One source of injury that many people take for granted is torn carpeting at a business. Let’s focus on why this is a hazard and what business owners and property owners should do to prevent … Read the rest

New York City Council Committee on Consumer Affairs Holds Hearing Into Cause of Con Ed Steam Pipe Explosion on July 18, 2007

A hearing was held before the Committee on Consumer Affairs of the New York City Council August 7th, 2007, into what caused the Consolidated Edison steam pipe explosion in Midtown Manhattan on July 18th. Council members were exasperated by the failure of Con Eds chairman and chief executive, Kevin M. Burke, to appear at the hearing, particularly in light of Mr. Burkes handling of the nine-day outage that crippled the Astoria section of Queens in July of 2006.

Council members were also decidedly unhappy with the inability of the person Con Ed did send, William Longhi, its senior vice … Read the rest