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If we cannot fall well: Premises liability in New York

Even though the chances are higher during the winter months, slip and fall injuries can happen in any season. Even though humans can be incredibly durable, we can also be extremely susceptible to injuries caused by sudden impacts and falls. Because of the high potential for significant injury, slip and fall injuries should always be treated seriously.

Young girl sustains serious injuries in escalator accident

Many Manhattan residents may love to go to shopping malls. They can be great places to unwind and enjoy a day out. However, even a seemingly safe trip to the mall can result in an accident. A slip-and-fall accident is one of the most common occurrences inside a mall, causing serious injuries among shoppers. Mall owners and management personnel can be held liable if it is proven that they have failed to address imminent dangers that result in an accident that causes injuries, such as a wet floor or numerous other hazards.

New Yorkers' guide to finding reasonable nursing homes

Most residents of Manhattan, New York, spend a large portion of their lives working to earn for future needs. A part of these earnings is often set aside for nursing home plans so that when the person retires they can live comfortably in pleasant surroundings and be well taken care of. Because of this, many people spend a lot of time looking for nursing homes that will provide a safe environment for them or their elderly family members.

Couple files premises liability suit against hotel

Business establishments in New York are responsible for the safety and well-being of their patrons. In hotels, clubs or restaurants, customers should be free of any situation that may result in danger. Unfortunately, some business establishments fail to carry out their obligations as numerous incidents of premises liability have occurred in Manhattan and nearby areas.

Slip and falls in places of worship

New Yorkers have all heard about injuries resulting from people slipping on ice. For many of people, the fear of falling on ice causes them to be more cautious when they walk on the sidewalks in the winter. Less commonly, people may hear about slip and falls that occur in places of worship. Recently, there has been an increase of premises liability cases as a result of individuals being harmed in unexpected places such as these.

Tips to prevent a slip-and-fall accident

In New York and elsewhere, the wintry weather has caused people to pull out their warmest coats and mittens. However, with the cold temperatures come snow and ice and the potential of slipping and falling when others fail to properly care for their sidewalks and buildings. During these times, it is important to know how to handle the possibility of a slip and fall.

New York man killed after slip and fall on stairwell

Every day, people in New York use a stairwell to get from one place to another. For some there are no other options. Sometimes, however, if not properly maintained, stairwells can become hazardous and significant injuries and even death can result. Recently, a New York man was killed in a slip and fall incident involving a stairwell.

Woman sues elevator company and hospital for defective unit

Most people automatically trust the stairs, escalators and elevators that move them around without even thinking about it. Unfortunately, in New York and elsewhere, injuries occur when these means of transport are defective and malfunction. When it happens, the owners and operators of the properties where the accident occurred find themselves subject to possible premises liability claims.

Falling gate injures New York child, nanny

Serious injury to a loved one is never easy to deal with. The worry and stress are sometimes unbearable. Accidents do happen, and there are times when the incident occurs through the fault of no one. There are other times, however, when the accident occurs due to the negligence of a certain individual or company. When this situation arises, premises liability laws allow for the injured party to receive compensation.

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