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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

First New York City Snowstorm of The Year Causes Traffic Issues and Accidents

By uberuser
Posted in Slip and Fall

Slip and Fall on Ice Settlements Late last week, the first snow storm of the year hit New York City, and the City’s infrastructure was totally unprepared. As a result there were multiple accidents and major transportation issues. Many Metropolitan Transit Authority buses were forced to pull over because they did not have snow chains…

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Nowhere Else To Walk? A Frozen Path

By Ari Lieberman
Posted in Slip and Fall

The winter can be dangerous. Sometimes sidewalks are covered in sheets of ice, snow and sleet. Many times we find ourselves with nowhere safe to walk without risking slipping and falling, which could result in significant bodily injuries. Our office has had many successes in holding property owners responsible for their failure to provide pathways…

Friday, February 10, 2017

NYC Doorman Killed In Slip and Fall During Snow Storm

By Stephen Wagner III

A doorman was tragically killed on the Upper East Side while shoveling snow during the snowstorm this week. In what the New York Post dubbed a freak accident, Miguel Gonzalez, 59, slipped while he was shoveling snow, fell down a set of stairs, and had his throat slashed as he crashed through a window pane. As a…

Friday, January 8, 2016

Plaintiff Who Sustains A “Grave Injury” Avoid The Worker’s Compensation Bar To Recovery

By Louis Grandelli

The Law Office of Louis Grandelli recently litigated a case where a plaintiff was injured due to an unsafe worksite, and we were able to prove that the plaintiff had a viable third-party claim against his employer. The injured worker was performing his normal duties at his worksite, when he fell head first into a…

Friday, May 29, 2015

Appellate Court Rules That College of Staten Island was Negligent In Slip and Fall on Snow and Ice

By Louis Grandelli
Posted in Slip and Fall

Ari R. Lieberman, an associate Louis Grandelli, P.C., recently won a precedent-setting appeal in Lalla v. State of New York, further expanding a plaintiff’s right to recover in slip and fall cases. The plaintiff, Nicole Lalla, slipped and fell due to a snow and ice condition at the College of Staten Island. The evidence submitted at…

Saturday, March 7, 2015

What Color Was The Ice You Fell On?

By Louis Grandelli

This winter’s record cold and snowfall have rendered New York City’s sidewalks slippery and dangerous. Everyone has either fallen or knows someone who has fallen on snow, ice, or slush. In maintaining a lawsuit against the party responsible for snow and ice removal in the area where you fell, it is important to take notice…

Friday, February 27, 2015

Who’s Fault Is It When Your Only Path Is Icy And Dangerous?

By Louis Grandelli

After months of a record cold New York winter, formerly safe passageways, paths, and sidewalks have all too often become dangerous as they are covered in ice and snow. While diligent property owners and municipalities do their part to keep all routes safe some of them inevitably fail to shovel and salt. As a result,…

Friday, February 6, 2015

Property Owner’s Duty To Clear Snow and Ice During A Storm

By Louis Grandelli
Posted in Slip and Fall

In New York City, a landowner has the duty to clear snow and ice from the sidewalk, and their failure to do so can be the basis for liability in a slip and fall case. This is true for a private landowner, as well as the City. However, a long standing defense for landowners in…

Friday, January 30, 2015

Icy Roadway Results in $850,000 Settlement at Mediation

By Louis Grandelli
Posted in Slip and Fall

At this time of the year, it’s important for all of us to watch ourselves when walking outside in view of the icy and slippery conditions. It is equally important that landowners, or those responsible to maintain their property, perform their obligations to ensure that the property is in a reasonably safe condition. As discussed…

Friday, December 5, 2014

Snow and Ice Hazards In Winter Months

By Louis Grandelli

During the winter months, it is not an uncommon occurrence for someone to slip and fall due to snow and/or icy conditions. Many times, these accidents result in serious and permanent injuries. However, not every slip and fall results in compensation for the victim’s pain and suffering. The plaintiff needs to prove that the defendant…

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