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Posts tagged "Premises Liability"

Premises liability after an attack in your rented home

The presence of violence has become an unfortunate reality for many Americans, including those who live in New York. Victims of these attacks suffer deep wounds in a range of different ways. There are the physical injuries to cope with as well as the mental and emotional trauma that accompanies a personal attack. Who is to blame when assault occurs and what can victims do to take back a measure of control over their lives.

Can you pursue a premises liability claim for an elevator injury?

New York is home to some of the nation's tallest buildings. To help visitors, employees or customers get around easier, most tall buildings in the state feature elevators. Many assume these carriages are safe for use, but in some cases, they present injury risks to those who rely on them. While injured victims may have grounds to pursue a premises liability claim,

Slip and fall accidents indoors stem from many conditions

There are many different elements that can cause a person to slip and fall inside. These hazards can impact any building from a nursing home or store to a home or office. It is imperative that any property owner or manager takes the time to ensure that everything is safe for customers, residents, guests or visitors.

Plan your steps carefully after a slip-and-fall accident

Slip-and-fall accidents can lead to very serious injuries, especially if the person who falls hits his or her head or back on something when he or she falls. While you might be tempted to think that a slip and fall isn't anything to be concerned about, you might want to think again.

Potholes in sidewalks pose big risks for pedestrians

You count on the sidewalks to be safe for walking when you are out and about in town. When there are defects in the sidewalk, such as potholes, they become more of a liability instead of a benefit. There are some very real risks that come with potholes in sidewalks. If you ever walk around, make sure that you are aware of these.

Premises conditions can lead to dangers for shoppers and others

The conditions of a shopping center's grounds can have a direct impact on how safe customers can remain as they shop. There are many different hazards that might occur at these locations. When the holiday shoppers are out in full force, it is imperative that property owners take steps to keep everyone safe.

Take action if you are injured on Black Friday or any day

For the next six weeks, the stores are likely going to be very busy. Up until Christmas and Hanukkah, people are going to try to find the perfect gifts for loved ones. In the weeks after the holidays, people will be exchanging the gifts they received. Each trip to the store during these times can be a test in patience. They can also be dangerous.

Who is responsible for keeping a place safe to walk through?

It's important to remember that you face a significant risk of more than just overspending this holiday season. If a store isn't well-maintained, its parking lot is badly deteriorated or there are just generally dangerous people hanging around a shopping center, you could be at risk of serious physical injury.

Attractive nuisances are only one factor to consider

We recently discussed some of the points of an attractive nuisance and what the concept means when there is an injury due to one. It is imperative that you consider this concept if your child is injured on another person's property, but it isn't the only thing that you need to consider.

Premises liability: What is the attractive nuisance doctrine?

If you have small children, you probably realize that they are very curious and attracted to things that are not always safe. Sometimes, this curiosity becomes irresistible, leading children to wander onto someone else's property to explore. In terms of the law, these are known as attractive nuisances.