PRACTICE AREAS: OTHER CASES
There are many different scenarios where injury can result. Below are just a few examples of the kinds of cases that Curan & Ahlers,LLP handles for our clients. As with all injuries, seek treatment first, but then when able, obtain the council of a proven and experienced personal injury attorney who can help you receive the compensation you are entitled to while protecting your rights.
Municipal liability involves the liability of a state, city, town or country such as the state of New York. An injury can be suffered as a result of the condition of city roads, from the normal work of the police or fire departments, a slip and fail at a municipal building, or any other accident that involves a municipality. It’s very important to remember that a notice of claim must be filed shortly after the accident, which why an attorney should be consulted as soon as possible.
Product liability is a broad term that covers cases where products are negligently designed or built. This category includes automobiles with failed brakes, plastics that melt in the microwave when they’re not supposed to, a ladder that collapses when it shouldn’t, a fan that breaks and hits somebody in the eye, or a tool or machine that’s defective and somebody is injured. When a product doesn’t work as it’s supposed to and someone is injured, they should consult with an attorney and see if there is a foundation for a lawsuit.
When working on a job in a commercial building in New York State there are special protections for workers called the Labor Law. Under the Labor Law the landlord or owner of the building is strictly liable for any accident involving height in the repair or demolition of a commercial building. Curan & Ahlers has handled many cases where workers were injured and safety regulations were not followed. Most of these cases, because height is usually involved, tend to result in very serious injuries. Victims of construction accidents should speak with a competent personal injury attorney as soon as possible to learn what their rights are.
A security negligence case usually involves an apartment or hotel where the locks are broken or the light bulbs are out and the landlord doesn’t make the proper repairs. When an assault or rape occurs because of the landlords negligence, they must be held accountable. Curan & Ahlers’ experience includes successfully prosecuting cases of security negligence for their clients.
If you believe that you might have a case, but it is not listed on our website, do not hesitate to contact us at (914) 428-3313.
Even if you are not sure you have a case, one of our attorneys will provide you with a free consultation where we can discuss your situation and possible legal options.