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Premises Liability Archives

Whose fault was that slip-and-fall?

You're walking through the local grocery store, pushing your cart, when you suddenly feel your feet slipping out from under you. You try to catch yourself on the cart, but it just makes things worse. As the cart rolls away from you, you crash to the ground and fracture your hip.

Debris on floors presents serious hazards for customers

Customers who venture into stores are often focused on the goods that are being offered. They likely aren't watching their feet as they walk around. For this reason, stores must ensure that they are keeping the floors free of debris. It takes more than just a quick sweep to make sure that this is done.

Outdoor hazards exist even during the summer months

You might think of slip-and-fall accidents as only occurring when there is snow or ice on the ground, but this is a big misconception. Even in the heat of summer, it is possible for someone to slip or trip and fall outdoors. There are several reasons that this can occur, so you should be prepared for them all if you are going to walk around.

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.

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.