The Dangers of Some Fall Activities on Long Island

accident lawyer Long IslandThe autumn season is around the corner! Long Island is home to miles of farmland, pumpkin patches, and apple orchards that attract hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. However, the beauty of the fall foliage and sweet smell of freshly picked apples can mask some of the potential safety hazards that lurk behind these fall activities.… Read the rest

Slip and Falls: One of the Most Common Restaurant Accidents

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According to the National Safety Council, more than 25,000 slip-and-fall accidents occur at restaurants across the United States each day.

Be Mindful of Cooking Oil and Greasy Substances

Commonly, the use of cooking oil in restaurants can result in serious fryer burns. In addition, spills from cooking oil have been commonly linked to slip and fall injuries by both workers and patrons. Oftentimes, this occurs when the oil is improperly disposed or leaks onto the floor from a waste bag while being taken out to the trash. To help decrease the number of burns and slip and falls associated with … Read the rest

Falls are the Leading Cause of Injuries Among Seniors

Long Island slip and fall accident lawyerWhile most people immediately realize they are beginning to fall after slipping on a slick surface, a recent report by Science News, found that older adults “need twice as long as young adults to realize they are falling,” placing them at an increased risk for serious injuries.… Read the rest

Slip-And-Fall Accidents During the Winter Season

slip and fall lawyer New YorkEach year, tens of thousands of people are injured in slip-and-fall accidents. The most common time of year individuals find themselves or their loved ones a victim of a slip- or trip-and-fall accident is during the winter. When these incidents take place, it is sometimes difficult to determine who is ultimately at fault for the incident. Generally, there are a few factors that personal injury attorneys look at in determining liability.… Read the rest

Fire Escape Fall Leads to 29-Million Dollar Settlement

The New York County Supreme Court awarded $29.3 million to a New York University student who fell from a faulty East Village fire escape in 2008. After a four-week long trial to ascertain damages, Anastasia Klupchak succeeded in her claim against the owner and managing agent of 82 Second Avenue. The complaint alleged that the owner and managing agent were negligent in their failure to update the outdated fire escape.

In 2008, the 22-year-old Klupchak was visiting her friend in the East Village apartment when she stepped out onto a vertical ladder fire escape platform that only had railings on … Read the rest

Slip and Falls Named One of the Top Contributor to Workplace Fatality

In 1992 the first workplace fatalities census was conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to provide insight into insight into the safety of workplaces in America and reveal professions of people most at risk for fatal workplace injuries. Although the census revealed a steady, downward trend in on-the-job fatalities since the 1990s, the the annual total of fatal workplace injuries in 2015 was the highest number reported since 2008. The data also revealed that in 2015 slips, trips and falls accounted for the second-highest common cause of workplace fatalities and men accounted for 93 percent of workplace … Read the rest

Avoiding Slip and Fall Accidents During the Holidays

The holidays are a time for enjoying the festivities with friends and family.  Many people are busy shopping, decorating, and completing their holiday tasks.  At such a busy time, nothing can ruin the season more than an accident.  However, 1.9 million slip and fall accidents occur each holiday season with falls from roofs and ladders being responsible for 56% of injuries.

Slip and fall accidents can arise under a number of circumstances during the holidays.  For example, they can occur at shopping malls, while decorating, at holiday parties, outdoors, etc.  Liability arises depending on where the accident occurred and who … Read the rest

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Falls and Medical Complications Make Strong Showings in Annual “Odds of Dying” Report

June is National Safety Month, which focuses on reducing leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road and in our homes and communities. ​The National Safety Council began National Safety Month by releasing its annual list of Americans’ ‘Odds of Dying’. The list of statistical averages details the lifetime odds of dying from various causes of death, calculated using fatality data for the entire U.S. population.

Here’s a list of ‘Odds of Dying’ from common activities versus those that are commonly feared:

  • A motor vehicle crash (1-112) vs. a commercial airplane crash (1-96,566)
  • Overdosing on opioid prescription
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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

Paraplegia: Injury Victims Need to Adjust to Major Life Changes

At Levine & Slavit, our team of attorneys are committed to accident victims throughout Long Island and Manhattan. We have a strong belief that their legal rights and entitlements need to be respected, particularly after a catastrophic injury of some kind. A spinal cord injury cannot be taken lightly given the long-term effects, such as paralysis of the lower limbs or all of an accident victim’s limbs. We’ve previously discussed the seriousness of quadriplegia injury lawsuits on this blog, and we’d like to turn our attention to paraplegia, another form of paralysis.

Defining Paraplegia

Paraplegia refers to the loss of

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