Tag Archives: premises liability

Derek Spada, personal injury attorney at Basch & Keegan in Kingston, NY.

Basch & Keegan Wins Appeals and Client Gets Paid!

By Basch & Keegan |

KINGSTON, NY – Attorney Derek Spada won’t quit until his clients get what they deserve! An Ulster County woman was injured when stepping down from an excessively high step in her apartment building. The step violated several building codes, which the landlord neglected to fix. The case was initially dismissed by the trial court judge, but that didn’t stop Derek… Read More »

An image of a work boot about to slip on a banana peel.

Q&A: What Should I Do if I Slip and Fall Over Debris Left Out on Private Property and Broke My Wrist?

By John DeGasperis |

Slip and fall cases are common, especially during the winter months in the New York Hudson Valley area. From the moment an incident happens – that is the time to do some simple things to ensure that your injuries, the site of the accident, and witness information are well documented. In addition, it needs to be reported properly. It is… Read More »


Increasing Number of Local “Zombie” Houses are Potential Safety Hazards

By Basch & Keegan |

A recent report issued by real estate data company RealtyTrac shows that there is a growing number of properties in Orange County and throughout the state of New York that have been abandoned by owners after banks and mortgage holders have initiated foreclosure proceedings on the property. Such properties, deemed “zombie” properties by Newburgh… Read More »

Yonkers water pipe leads to evacuation of over 100

Water Line Break Leads to Mudslide and Displacement of Over 100 Yonkers Residents from Their Homes

By Basch & Keegan |

Over 100 residents of an apartment complex which houses seniors and disabled residents were forced to evacuate their homes due to the breakage of a nearby water main on March 11. The two buildings comprising the complex, linked by a common lobby area, back up to a dirt hill propped up by a retaining… Read More »

Hyde Park Power Lines Accident

Teen Dies After Being Shocked by Downed Power Lines in Hyde Park

By Basch & Keegan |

Noah T. Black, a 19-year-old sophomore at the Culinary Institute of America, was electrocuted and killed by low-hanging utility wires while hiking in the federally-owned Franklin D. Roosevelt estate. Black, along with three others, was hiking on an unmarked trail when he encountered the low-hanging wires. According to Hyde Park Chief of Police Eric… Read More »

Negligently maintained sidewalk

Winter Slip and Fall Cases In Ulster County

By Basch & Keegan |

It has been a hard-hitting winter here in Ulster County this year. Snow plows have been hard at work clearing roads to keep them safe and tons of salt have been spread. Just because the weather hits us hard, it doesn’t mean that life stops. We are used to rough winters here in the… Read More »

Dog riding in a car.

Can A Landlord Be Liable for an Attack by a Tenant’s Dog?

By Basch & Keegan |

In New York, dog owners are strictly liable for paying the medical costs of the victim when their animal bites or attacks another, if they knew the animal was dangerous or had vicious propensities. This may be shown if the animal had bitten or tried to bite another person previously or otherwise acted in… Read More »

Dangerous sidewalk with large cracks - sidewalk accidents

New York Court Holds Municipality Not Liable for Sidewalk Slip and Fall When It Had No Prior Written Notice of Defect

By Basch & Keegan |

In December, the Supreme Court of New York, Warren County, declined to hold the Village of Lake George liable for injuries caused when a woman tripped and fell on a sunken, uneven portion of sidewalk. Since the Village had not received prior written notice of the defect, the court in Koch v. Village of… Read More »