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May 2019 Archives

Attractive nuisances: Protect children from unnecessary harm

There are many hazards that can be present on private property. With the summer months coming up, homeowners need to ensure they have everything secured on their property so that nobody, especially children, are harmed. One thing that must be addressed is the security of swimming pools and other bodies of water.

Understanding New York's 'One Bite Rule'

If you or a family member was bitten by a dog in New York, you will know how upsetting and traumatic this can be. Young children, in particular, can be significantly affected by dog bites, both physically and emotionally. It is likely that you will have needed to pay for medical services after the incident. Additionally, dog bites can be traumatic incidents for victims of all ages, causing them to be fearful of dogs in the future.

Highways are dangerous places for accidents

A crash on the highway is one that is likely going to be serious because of the higher speeds that cars travel on these roads. For the victims of these wrecks, the injuries can be debilitating. It is imperative that they take the time to get the medical care they need right away. Failing to do this can lead to the worsening of the injury.

Landlords should upkeep their properties appropriately

Landlords in New York have to ensure that they are meeting certain responsibilities. When they don't, there is a chance that their tenants and visitors to their properties might suffer harm. Unfortunately, some landlords choose to prey on tenants due to the difficulty of finding rentals in the city. Legal action is sometimes necessary to combat these conditions.

Bullying and physical assault can be a problem in nursing homes

When you have to help an elderly family member move into a nursing home or other senior living facility, it's natural to have concerns about their care, safety, health and well-being -- all of which the staff and management bear responsibility for. You may not consider that your loved one could be at risk of harm from another resident.

Tips to remain safe when riding a through an intersection

Anyone who has been out on a motorcycle probably realizes that there are some very serious risks that come along with this form of transportation. One of the most serious of these is having to ride through intersections. While you can't control the actions of motorists who are also driving through these, there are some options that you have that could make it easier for others to spot you as you ride.

Rain can spell danger for customers walking into businesses

You might think that the risk of slip-and-fall accidents is over now that the snow has gone, but this isn't the case. Now, people who are walking about have to worry about water on the sidewalks and other surfaces. This might not seem like a huge ordeal, but it can be very dangerous when that water is trekked onto slick surfaces like the entrance of a business.