On December 23, 2004, Leonard Cedano was crossing the street at Clifford Place and Jerome Avenue in the Bronx. The 54 year old livery cab driver was in the crosswalk when he stepped onto a manhole cover that caused him to fall because it was about three inches lower than street level.

Workers repairing a

On August 13, 2006, George Nunez was working as part of a New York City Transit Authority crew replacing subway tracks in Brooklyn. A walkway suddenly collapsed and he fell 30 feet to the street below, causing him to sustain numerous life-altering injuries.

 

Nunez, 48 years old at the time of the accident, sued

On June 7, 2003, two New York City Police Department officers responded to a criminal trespass call at 439 East 135th Street in the Bronx where 48 year old Juanita Young was asleep in a second floor apartment.

The police had been called by the landlord who had obtained an eviction order due to Ms.

A 35 year old healthy construction worker was helping to build a new Lowe’s Home Depot in Orangeburg (Ulster County), New York on November 14, 2002 when he fell off the roof 22 feet striking his head on the ground below.

After 63 days in the hospital (57 of them in a coma), 11 surgeries

On December 22, 1999, Lieutenant Nocenzu Cusumano, a New York City firefighter, reported to work at the city’s recently renovated Staten Island training center. He slipped on stairway debris and fell 16 feet down to a concrete floor. He reached out for a handrail or banister but none was there as the renovation was illegal