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Premises Liability Archives

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.

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.