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Long Island & Queens, New York Negligent Supervision, Defective Product & Accident Lawyer Blog

The blog by published author of the Free book on New York accident claims, "Why Most Accident Victims Do Not Recover the Full Value of Their Claim," as well as the New Yorker's guide to defective product claims, "Why Are There So Few Successful Defective Products Lawsuits?" is intended to educate the general public about issues of interest, particularly innovations and changes in the law, in the areas of school negligence (and/or negligent supervision), construction accidents, slip and/or trip and fall accidents, auto accidents, and, of course, defective or dangerous products.

For additional information on any of these topics, readers are encouraged to download these Free e-books on New York personal injury claims

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2/27/2014
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How Failing to Have an Expert Can Prove Fatal to a NY Trip & Fall Case

A recent case from NY's Appellate Division reminds us why getting an expert on board is critical to some trip and fall cases, explains Jonathan Cooper.

Category: Slip / Trip and Fall Accidents

12/30/2013
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Bronx Court Dismisses Injury Claim Involving Trapdoor Stairway

In a case of first impression, a Bronx court ruled that trapdoor stairs leading from the sidewalk into a building are not 'interior stairs' under NY's bldg code

Category: Slip / Trip and Fall Accidents

9/6/2012
Jonathan Cooper
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NY County Court Dismisses Trip & Fall Claim as "Speculative"

Recently, a NY County Court dismissed a trip and fall case because the plaintiff couldn't prove what caused the accident, explains Long Island trip & fall lawyer.

Category: Slip / Trip and Fall Accidents

5/24/2012
Jonathan Cooper
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By Proving Recurrent Leaky Condition, Queens Slip & Fall Victim Recovers $3.25 Million

Long Island, NY slip and fall attorney Jonathan Cooper discusses a recent settlement of a slip and fall case in Queens County, New York.

Category: Slip / Trip and Fall Accidents

4/19/2012
Jonathan Cooper
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Why Some NY Slip and Fall Cases Are Very Difficult to Win

Some slip and fall cases are extremely tough to win, explains Long Island, NY slip and fall accident attorney Jonathan Cooper.

Category: Slip / Trip and Fall Accidents

2/1/2012
Jonathan Cooper
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Signed Release Form Doesn't Bar Soccer Injury Claim, Says NY Court

Despite signing a release form, an injured soccer player's trip and fall claim can proceed, says a NY court. Long Island, NY attorney Jonathan Cooper explains.

Category: Slip / Trip and Fall Accidents

1/1/2012
Jonathan Cooper
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NY State Can Be Held Liable For Defective Sidewalk, Court Holds

Can NYS be held liable for a trip and fall? You bet, says a NY Appeals Court, as Nassau County, NY trip & fall attorney Jonathan Cooper explains.

Category: Slip / Trip and Fall Accidents

12/19/2011
Jonathan Cooper
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How Failing to Preserve the Trial Record Ruined a NY Slip & Fall Case

Long Island, NY slip & fall attorney Jonathan Cooper explains how a plaintiff's failure to object to improper remarks ruined what may have been a valid case.

Category: Slip / Trip and Fall Accidents

12/8/2011
Jonathan Cooper
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NY Appeals Court Holds City Liable for Slip & Fall on Black Ice

Given the right factual record, a NY municipality can be held liable for falls on black ice. Long Island, NY slip and fall lawyer Jonathan Cooper explains.

Category: Slip / Trip and Fall Accidents

9/14/2011
Jonathan Cooper
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Why It's Hard to Hold a Snow Removal Co. Liable in Negligence in NY

If you thought that proving a negligence case against a snow removal contractor under NY law was easy - think again. Long Island, NY slip & fall lawyer explains

Category: Slip / Trip and Fall Accidents

8/10/2011
Jonathan Cooper
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NY Court: Proof of Last Inspection Needed to Defeat Slip & Fall Claim

Long Island, NY slip & fall attorney Jonathan Cooper discusses a recent appellate decision that proof of the last inspection is needed to defeat slip & fall.

Category: Slip / Trip and Fall Accidents

7/13/2011
Jonathan Cooper
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To Defeat a NY Slip & Fall Claim, Denying Defect Isn't Enough

Long Island, NY slip & fall attorney Jonathan Cooper discusses why denying a defect in a slip & fall case isn't enough to secure summary judgment, and dismissal

Category: Slip / Trip and Fall Accidents

7/10/2011
Jonathan Cooper
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A Tough But Important Question: Are Rangers to Blame for Father's Death?

Long Island, NY negligence lawyer Jonathan Cooper addresses whether Rangers would - or should - be held liable under New York law for the tragic fall.

Category: Slip / Trip and Fall Accidents

6/1/2011
Jonathan Cooper
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Following Trial, Suffolk Court Dismisses "Stick" and Fall Case

Long Island, New York slip and fall lawyer Jonathan Cooper discusses a recent case that was dismissed by the court following plaintiff's proof at trial.

Category: Slip / Trip and Fall Accidents

4/28/2011
Jonathan Cooper
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Finding Plaintiff's Claim Implausible, Brooklyn Jury Rejects Trip & Fall Claim

Long Island & Queens, NY trip and fall lawyer Jonathan Cooper discusses how New York juries see through "manufactured" trip & fall claims.

Category: Slip / Trip and Fall Accidents

4/11/2011
Jonathan Cooper
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How Failing to Investigate a NY Slip & Fall Case Can Prove Fatal to the Claim

Long Island & Queens, New York slip & fall lawyer Jonathan Cooper discusses how a simple mistake can destroy a valid slip and fall case under NY law.

Category: Slip / Trip and Fall Accidents

3/10/2011
Jonathan Cooper
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NY Appeals Court: Assumption of Risk Doesn't Apply to Rollerblading on Sidewalk

Long Island & Queens, NY trip and fall lawyer Jonathan Cooper discusses a recent NY court decision that held inapplicable the "play at your own risk" doctrine.

Category: Slip / Trip and Fall Accidents

2/18/2011
Jonathan Cooper
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Rollerblader Didn't Assume Risk of Uneven Driveway, Says NY Appeals Court

Author of the Free Guide to NY Accident Cases, "Why Most Accident Victims Do Not Recover the Full Value of Their Claim," (www.TheNewYorkAccidentBook.com), Long Island & Queens, New York trip and fall and personal injury lawyer Jonathan Cooper discusses how an upstate appeals court reinstated the personal injury claim of a rollerblader that was injured when she tripped over a mis-leveled driveway. For additional information on this topic, please contact Jonathan Cooper directly at 516-791-5700.

Category: Slip / Trip and Fall Accidents

2/6/2011
Jonathan Cooper
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How a Queens Man's Trip & Fall Claim Nearly Failed - Even Without Opposition

Author of the Free Consumer Guide To NY Accident Cases "Why Most Accident Victims Do Not Recover the Full Value of Their Claim" (www.TheNewYorkAccidentBook.com), Long Island & Queens, NY trip and fall attorney Jonathan Cooper discusses how one Queens man nearly lost his lawsuit - even though the defense didn't produce any witnesses at trial. For additional information on this topic, please contact Jonathan Cooper directly at 516-791-5700.

Category: Slip / Trip and Fall Accidents

9/13/2010
Jonathan Cooper
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When Landlords Are Not Held Responsible For Attacks in Their Buildings in NY

Long Island, New York personal injury attorney Jonathan Cooper discusses a recent decision from one of New York's appellate courts that set forth one instance where a landlord will not be held responsible for an assault that takes place at his building. For additional information on how personal injury actions are generally evaluated under New York law, please see https://www.jonathancooperlaw.com/reports/free-new-york-personal-injury-book-why-most-accident-victims-do-not-recover-the-full-value-of-t.cfm, or contact Jonathan Cooper directly at 516-791-5700.

Category: Slip / Trip and Fall Accidents

7/30/2010
Jonathan Cooper
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How Mass. Court Changed Its Law In Slip and Fall Case to be More Like NY

Long Island, New York slip and fall attorney Jonathan Cooper discusses a recent case where a jury awarded a plaintiff over $4 million for the personal injuries he sustained when slipping over snow and ice. For additional information on how to prove a slip and fall case in New York, please see http://www.avvo.com/legal-guides/ugc/how-to-prove-a-slip-and-fall-on-snow-or-ice-case-in-new-york, or contact Jonathan Cooper directly at his Long Island office at 516-791-5700.

Category: Slip / Trip and Fall Accidents

6/29/2010
Jonathan Cooper
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Looking for a Prime Example of Constructive Notice of a Defect In NY? Here it is.

Long Island, New York personal injury and negligence attorney Jonathan Cooper discusses a recent article from the New York Times that demonstrates the paradigm of how to prove that a defendant was negligent regarding the maintenance of their property through the doctrine of constructive notice under New York law. For additional information on this topic, please see https://www.jonathancooperlaw.com/library/why-many-slip-and-fall-on-snow-ice-cases-fail-in-new-yorks-courts.cfm, or contact Jonathan Cooper directly at his Long Island office at 516-791-5700.

Category: Slip / Trip and Fall Accidents

4/28/2010
Jonathan Cooper
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NY Court Allows Injured Central Park Sledder's Case to Continue - For Now

In a decision handed down by a New York County trial court on April 22, the court held that the defendants, who left exposed some poles for an exhibit that they were hired to erect, could be held liable for a plaintiff's injuries that were sustained when he came into contact with the pole. For additional information on slip and fall injuries under New York law, please visit Long Island, New York slip and fall attorney Jonathan Cooper's website at www.JonathanCooperLaw.com.

Category: Slip / Trip and Fall Accidents

4/14/2010
Jonathan Cooper
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When You're Liable No Matter What Under New York Law

Jonathan Cooper discusses how landowners have a non-delegable duty to assure that their premises remain free and clear of snow and debris.

Category: Slip / Trip and Fall Accidents

3/24/2010
Jonathan Cooper
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Even Without Direct Proof of Store's Negligence, Suffolk County Woman Wins Re-Trial

In this article, Long Island, New York personal injury and negligence lawyer Jonathan Cooper discusses why a Long Island judge awarded a re-trial of a negligence case after the jury had already rendered a defense verdict. For additional information on how accident cases are handled under New York law, please download a FREE copy of Jonathan Cooper's book, "Why Most Accident Victims Do Not Recover the Full Value of Their Claim" from either www.TheNewYorkAccidentBook.com or www.JonathanCooperLaw.com.

Category: Slip / Trip and Fall Accidents