Category: Premises Liability

a woman was leaving her apartment in Westwood, NJ, when she was caused to trip and fall down her front exterior stairs. The stairs, which upon inspection were deemed to be in disrepair, were separated from the foundation. The railing was also found to be unattached to the concrete of the steps. The injured client went to Hackensack UMC at Pascack Valley for treatment, where she was diagnosed with a complete tear of the ligament in the left ankle, peroneal tendinopathy and an avulsion fracture of the lateral malleolus, which required surgery. the woman underwent arthroscopic surgery to her ankle with removal of fibrous bands, repair of the anterior talofibular ligament, and repair and tightening of the calcaneofibular ligament. She has been left a permanent and visible scar on her ankle. Continue reading

On August 16, 2013, a young girl and her family were on the Macy’s escalators when her right foot became entrapped and swallowed by the top of the escalator stair. After freeing her leg, emergency personnel transported the child to Hackensack University Medical Center. While there, a team of specialists…

On the evening of December 18, 2009, a then-20 year old man walked up the stairs to a subway station in Brooklyn, N.Y. While waiting, he was caused to trip and fall due to a hole in the platform, and landed on the tracks. He was knocked unconscious and remained…

Two sisters who survived a deadly house fire. The fire was alleged to have started near a thirty-year old space heater used to heat the apartment being rented by the family. At the time of the fire, the sisters were six and eight years old. The youngest sister suffered significant…

In winter 2013, a woman was entering a middle school in Bergen County when she was caused to violently fall to the ground because of ice that had not been cleared or salted. Though there had been snowfall days prior, and a path leading up to the entrance had been…