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Proving Liability in a Slip-and-Fall Accident

Slip-and-fall accidents can occur in many establishments—restaurants, shopping malls, and even workplaces. While many slip-and-fall accidents may result in no injuries at all, others can have serious consequences such as fractures, spinal injuries and even brain injuries like concussions. In fact, falls account for 5% of job-related fatalities for women and 11% for men, according…

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Trip and fall resulting in fractured hip and wrist settles for $750,000

Personal injury attorney, Steve Fils-Aime, Esq., recently settled a lawsuit arising out of a trip and fall incident. The client, an elderly grandmother, had traveled to the defendant’s premises, a supermarket, to go grocery shopping with her husband. While entering the supermarket, the client tripped and fell on a broken portion of the curb attached…

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SPBMC Settles Lead Poisoning Case For $1.2 Million

Liza Milgrim, Esq recently settled the case of a young woman who was exposed to dangerous levels of lead as a child.  The three-year-old girl, whose blood lead level spiked to 58 at one point, was poisoned while she resided in a Manhattan apartment.  The child had to endure two years of exposure- during which…

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Settlement Award of $925,000 for a Worker Injured by an Electrical Box Explosion.

Plaintiff was working in a building near its electrical box when it exploded, injuring him. He sustained a fractured ulna which required surgery and he also sustained burns as a result of the explosion. There was an explosion in a manhole in the street which supplied electricity to the building where the plaintiff works. The…

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Fire Damage: Substantial Settlement Secured for NY Property Owner

Owners who fail to safeguard their buildings can be held responsible for damaging nearby properties and businesses. Sullivan Papain Block McGrath Coffinas & Cannavo, P.C. (SPBMC) represented an owner whose only building was destroyed due to the negligence of the adjacent property owner and their lack of fire prevention equipment. While the defendant renovated part…

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