Brooklyn, NY asked in Products Liability and Small Claims for New York

Q: I was passing through the aisle in class a dropped someone's comeputer by accident Am I legally obligated to fix it?

This happened at school and she is trying to make me buy her a new one. I offered to have it fixed but she wants me to buy her A new laptop. When I was passing through I said excuse me and her laptop was on the edge of the desk. Im currently in a very tough situation and cant pay for a $1000 laptop. This happened in class on college campus my state in New York. Thank you.

1 Lawyer Answer
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
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A: It depends on her own measure of fault, e.g., was the laptop too far out in the aisle? More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any predictions, guarantees, or warranties; or create any Attorney-Client relationship.

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