Archive: Premises Liability

For most people escalators save a bit of time or exertion — riding one is typically inconsequential — and when they don’t work they’re temporarily stairs to the able-bodied among us. However, mechanical failures, abrupt reversals and falls cause escalator…

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Did you sustain an injury on someone else’s property? Under New Yorks’ premises liability law, the property owner could be held liable for injuries sustained while you were lawfully on their property. For an individual to pursue financial compensation for…

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Shoulder Injury From Trip Hazard

A recent premises liability case successfully handled by Jordan D. Hecht, a partner at Hecht, Kleeger and Damashek, produced a multi-million-dollar verdict for our client and underscores the responsibility that New York businesses have for the safety of their customers….

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The New York Law Journal’s special section on the Top New York Settlements of 2014 includes a number of cases successfully handled by Hecht, Kleeger and Damashek, P.C. We are justifiably proud of the results we achieved this year because…

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Premises Liability Cases: Slip and Fall Accidents Walking conditions can be treacherous in New York, particularly during the winter. When there are wet, snowy or icy conditions, property owners have a duty to protect those who visit their premises, and…

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A slip and fall accident case handled by Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek was recently featured on the front page of the New York Law Journal. The case, Rodriguez v. Woods, centers on an icy sidewalk where Francisca Rodriguez slipped and fell…

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According to one Black Friday shopper, a shopping stampede that led to one man’s death started just after police left the Wal-Mart store. “Once they left, it started getting rowdy…The crowd got restless.” Eventually, the restless crowd stampeded the store…

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When winter sets in, the temperature plunges and snow and ice quickly appear. While playing in the snow can be quite fun, it can also be dangerous when a person slips and falls on a patch of ice, which can…

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When a slippery surface results in a slip & fall accident, legal action should be taken at once against the negligent property owner or manager. These injury accidents are extremely dangerous, and there are many serious injuries and deaths that…

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Wet floors, whether through rain or snow, the cleaning process, spills or other situations, create a serious hazard for those that visit the property. When an oily, slippery or wet floor endangers visitors to the property and results in a…

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