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Holiday decorations can present dangers for customers, employees

On behalf of O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, posted in premises liability on Thursday, November 3, 2016. Now that the holiday season is in full swing, you’ll notice that many places of business go all out with their decorations. These places of business have a responsibility to ensure that the decorations don’t present a danger to…

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Window guards and the regulations of New York City

On behalf of O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, posted in premises liability on Thursday, July 21, 2016. Children are at risk of injuring themselves by falling out of windows if the windows aren’t guarded properly. If you’ve ever lived in an apartment stories above the ground, this may have been a particular concern. If your child…

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What insurance coverage is there for Uber and related services?

On behalf of O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, posted in car accidents on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. Uber, Lyft, Sidecar, and other ride companies have become major successes in the personal transportation industry and, in cities across the nation, have become rivals to traditional taxi cabs. Drivers for the services have found it to be a…

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Be careful around retail store shelves

On behalf of O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, posted in premises liability on Tuesday, April 12, 2016. Personal injuries can occur anywhere, even in environments where they would be least expected. One of those environments is a retail store. People actually get hurt in retail stores often, as happened recently when a 15-pound circuit breaker was…

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New York renters have options when their residence is unsafe

On behalf of O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, posted in premises liability on Friday, February 5, 2016. New York cities like Manhattan are filled with rental properties. These rental units are often a hot commodity and are snatched up as quickly as they become available. As such, many renters are hesitant to leave an apartment or…

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Understanding slip and fall accident liability is critical

On behalf of O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, posted in premises liability on Monday, November 9, 2015. Slip and fall accidents are common, increasingly so in times of inclement weather like the oncoming snow and ice expected to be prevalent throughout this winter. For that reason, it is critical for everyone to understand some of the…

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Is the landlord always liable for tenant or visitor injuries?

On behalf of O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, posted in premises liability on Friday, October 16, 2015. The trouble with asking if a landlord is always liable is that absolutes rarely work in cases like this. Certainly, it cannot be said that a landlord is always liable when people are injured in a rental property in…

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Beautiful leaves can be a serious autumn hazard

On behalf of O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, posted in premises liability on Friday, September 18, 2015. You probably love the changing leaves in New York as fall sets in, as most people do. Often, people flock to the countryside just to look at them. However, as beautiful as they are, it’s important for property owners…

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