Every year, a number of Staten Island residents are injured in a "slip-and-fall". Slip-and fall accidents occur when a person slips or trips on someone else's property, and they are injured as a result. In many cases, dangerous conditions on the premises left there by negligent property owners. Public sidewalks can be broken, cracked or covered with ice.
Even if a pedestrian obeys all of the traffic laws in Staten Island and throughout New York City, the roads are rife with dangers. It could be due to a driver operating his or her vehicle recklessly, not paying attention to what is in front of him or her or simply failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk. A pedestrian who is hit by a motor vehicle under any circumstances is likely to be injured. In a worst case scenario, fatal pedestrian accidents will result. Those who have had their lives affected by a pedestrian accident need to know what to do after it happens.
Medical professionals in Staten Island have a duty and a responsibility to adhere to a certain standard of care when treating patients. If a patient suffers serious injuries as a result of the negligence of a medical professional, that patient may pursue a civil claim against the physicians or other health care providers responsible.
Many New York families have loved ones in prison and struggle to try to get by without them until their sentence ends. When an inmate's sentence ends, his or her family will be happily reunited with him or her. Unfortunately, though, some families may never experience this joy. Poor prison conditions and negligent employees have caused the deaths of many inmates across the country. Negligent property owners can be held liable for injuries or deaths that occur on their property, even when that property is a state or federally owned prison. One New York mother is struggling with such a situation after the death of her son, a former marine.
Car accidents of all kinds are all too common in the Staten Island area. Some of the most devastating accidents are pedestrian accidents involving innocent people crossing the street. A 55-year old woman was recently struck by a vehicle at an intersection in Oakwood. The woman was transported to a nearby hospital where she remains in critical condition.