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Premises Liability Archives

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.

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.

Poorly maintained swimming pools can present dangers

When using a public swimming pool or a pool at the home of a friend, your primary safety concern is likely to revolve around watching your children. Of course, drowning is a real risk for those who are not strong swimmers, and additionally, wet surfaces can present significant dangers for children. However, many people do not often consider the health risks of poorly maintained pools.

Slip and falls can happen in spring and summer months

Many people think that walking around is perfectly safe during the warmer months of the year since there isn't any snow or ice. The issue during the spring, summer and fall months is that you have to contend with rain. This can be a very serious issue because it makes the ground slick, but it might not appear to be. We realize that slip and falls that happen like this can be traumatic.

Know the damages to claim after a premises liability incident

A premises liability claim can help you recover financial damages that you experienced if you were injured at a place of business. These cases must be taken seriously and should be started soon after the injury occurs so that the case doesn't proscribe. We know that it is hard tocontemplate bearing the sole financial burden after an accident on a negligent owner's property, so we want to help you recover what is due to you.

Wood beam nearly impales man, strikes arm instead

When most people think of premises liability cases, they think of things like people falling in parking lots or slipping on icy sidewalks. One man's recent encounter underneath the 7 train line is a stark reminder that there are also other situations that might occur.

A slip-and-fall hazard: Local water features

With the spring nearly here and summer coming quickly, one of the things you're likely to see more often is working fountains. Some areas have them out in the open, where tourists and locals can run under the flowing waterfalls. Others have them for decorations, where the water falls back into a dish and is recollected.

Tips for walking on snow and ice this winter

Now that winter is upon the New York area, everyone who is going to go anywhere needs to know how to walk on the snow and ice. This isn't as easy as it sounds, so make sure that you aren't trying to rush about when you are on this type of surface. Remember that sometimes, ice can blend in with the pavement, so you might not realize how slick it is until you step on it.

Do this to dramatically decrease your chances of a car crash

It should go without saying that the duty of every motorist -- to him or herself, family, passengers and others -- is to do everything to decrease the chances of being involved in a car crash. But how many drivers actually do this? Look around and you'll see people distracted by their phones, tailgating, speeding and making brainless decisions on the road.

Premises liability cases must be handled swifty

The winter months in New York are filled with snow and other wintry precipitation. This can pose a hazard for customers of businesses because of the risk of slipping and falling while entering the stores. Falls on these slick surfaces can lead to very serious injuries that can cause significant impacts on a person's life. Because there is often an element of negligence in these cases, the victim of slip-and-fall accidents might decide to hold the business accountable for their lapses.