Earlier this month in New York City, a woman was seriously injured when the elevator she was riding in at her apartment building fell and crashed more than four floors. The force from the impact caused the woman to break her spine and other bones.
The New York City subways have structural problems and defective conditions that need to be repaired for the safety of the public transportation commuters. Last month, on September 10, 2015, a G train subway derailed, injuring three individuals. To address this issue, the city and state are moving forward with a plan to close the budget gap in the Metropolitan Transit Authority, which will lead to much needed repairs.
Toxic mold is a problem facing many New York City residents. There is significant scientific literature regarding the association between an indoor damp and moldy environment with various symptoms, such as headaches, shortness of breath, sinus congestion, and rashes. However, the Court of Appeals, New York's highest state court, significantly curtailed the ability of a tenant living with mold to sue for personal injuries stemming from exposure to the toxin.