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This blog is designed to educate and inform you about recent news and how it may impact your legal case in New York. I have provided commentary and opinion and welcome your comments to keep the conversation going.

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11/8/2012
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Slip & Fall on Snow & Ice in New York

Can you bring a case against a property owner or homeowner if you slip and fall during a snowstorm in front of or on their property? The answer is “maybe.”

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12/27/2010
Gerry Oginski
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Snowblower injury-Man loses four fingers in New York

We had a foot and a half of snow today in New York. Today was the day I was going to try out my brand-new snowblower. For years I had resisted getting a snowblower, believing that shoveling was good for me. Last year we had especially large snowfall and I decided to take the plunge and buy a 22 inch gas powered dual-stage snowblower made by Sears. Before today, I made sure to read the owner's manual twice. I filled the snowblower with gas and tried it out, just to make sure I knew how it operated and how to work the controls. When I awoke this morning I felt like a kid in a candy store. I couldn't wait to go out and play with my new toy. I pulled the snowblower out of the garage and it started right up without a problem. It was actually a lot of fun. I had been using it for about an hour when I decided to clear a path toward the door. We have a thick doormat and apparently I got underneath the doormat and the next thing I knew, I heard an immediate grinding and I shut off the power and propulsion. I turned the machine off and removed emergency key.

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2/23/2010
Gerry Oginski
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I Can't Believe I Slipped On Ice!

Over the years I have written many articles about slip and falls on snow and ice here in New York. I've had my share of slipping on ice. Today in New York it's a rainy 35° and the ground is covered in certain parts with melting ice. Parking my car in the back of my office building left me on a large patch of ice. Feeling brave and fearless, I eagerly got out of my car and began the short walk to the front door of my building. My black leather shoes had zero traction despite my heel being made of rubber. Unfortunately, the day that I decided to park on a large patch of ice it figures that I was not wearing my snow boots.

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