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Category Archives: Slip and Fall

Held & Hines, LLP Wins Appeal On Defective Staircase Case

In the matter of Rakovsky vs. Rob-Lee Corp., the Appellate Division, Second Department ruled in favor of Held & Hines’ Client and found the following: DECISION & ORDER In an action to recover damages for personal injuries, the plaintiff appeals from an order of the Supreme Court, Nassau County (John M. Galasso, J.), dated March 14, 2016. The order, insofar as appealed from, granted that branch of the motion of the defendants Rob-Lee Corp., Bill Elliot, and William E. Rosenblatt […]


Are You Responsible if Someone is Hurt at Your House?

If someone gets hurt at your house, your business, or any other property you own, you can be legally responsible for their injury. However, it’s not quite as simple as that. Someone may get hurt in an accident at your home yet not be your fault. Premises liability does not mean you are legally responsible for every single thing that happens in your home. That’s why it’s very important for you to know what your legal responsibilities are. Who Got […]

  • Posted on: Oct 18 2018
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Preventing Swimming Pool Accidents & Personal Injury Lawsuits

With summer on its way, it’s time for some warm-weather fun. However, backyard pools can cause accidents that lead to personal injury lawsuits if you’re not careful. From slips and falls to drowning accidents, not having a monitored pool can cause serious injuries to family, friends, and guests. To help you avoid an accident or injury this summer, here are some of the biggest causes of swimming pool accidents – and what you can do to prevent them. 1. Have […]

  • Posted on: Apr 15 2018
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Common Types of New York Personal Injury Cases

Injuries can happen every day. Even if you’re trying to be careful, you may become hurt due to the negligence or mistake of another individual. In these cases, you may have a personal injury claim. There are a number of different kinds of personal injury claims. Let’s take a look at a few of the most common. Slip and Fall Accidents Slipping or tripping and falling is a fairly common type of personal injury case. These occur when property is […]

  • Posted on: Feb 28 2018
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Slip & Fall Personal Injury Case Statistics for NY

Slip and fall accidents are some of the most common personal injury cases across the nation. However, not every slip and fall accident leads to settlement. In order to understand whether or not you have a legitimate personal injury case, it’s important that you know the state of slip and fall accidents in New York. Let’s take a look at a few slip and fall statistics that can help you better understand personal injury cases. According to the CDC, about […]

  • Posted on: Dec 15 2017
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Who’s at Fault? New York Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and fall accidents are some of the most common personal injury cases. However, proving that someone else was at fault for the accident can be challenging. Because you need to show that someone else’s neglect or irresponsibility led to your injury to receive compensation in a personal injury case, it’s important to know what kind of proof you need to show. Although each case will be different and the evidence you need to collect will depend on the circumstances […]

  • Posted on: Jul 16 2017
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Requirements for a Legitimate Slip and Fall Lawsuit

Slip and fall accidents are some of the most common personal injury accidents. As a “premise liability” case, slip and fall accidents generally happen when a property owner is negligent or otherwise does not take the proper care and maintenance of their home and the surrounding area. But simply falling at someone else’s home does not constitute a slip and fall case. In order for you to truly have a personal injury slip and fall claim, you need to meet […]

  • Posted on: Oct 16 2016
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