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What to do when you are falling

There are many hazardous conditions that could increase a person’s chances of falling. This includes slippery walkways, tripping hazards, broken sidewalks, broken surfaces on a parking lot and icy and snowy walkways. One would hope that all property owners would keep their properties free of such hazards. Unfortunately, this doesn’t always happen. Sometimes, a property owner’s negligence regarding walking surfaces leads to visitors suffering falls.

Can I file a lawsuit if I'm injured on an icy sidewalk?

New Yorkers are typically very accustomed to dealing with cold-weather conditions in the winter. When the temperatures dip and precipitation falls from the sky, be it in the form of snow, sleet or rain, the streets and sidewalks can become extremely treacherous. And while you may know what you need to do to reduce the risk of slipping and falling, we are all subject to the laws of gravity and if you lose your footing you could go down hard and suffer a serious injury.

Animal bite risks over the holiday season

There are all kinds of special events that are held over the holiday season. Some of these involve animals. Sometimes, the animals involved in such events are ones you don’t typically see here in the United States. So, this time of year can see some unusual animal bite risks come up.

Can I hold a hotel liable for a slip and fall injury?

For some, hotel stays are a routine part of life. For others, staying in a hotel is a special treat typically reserved for vacations or other such events. But regardless of how much time you spend in hotels, you have every reason to expect that you will be ensconced in a safe environment. To this end, the hotel's management and staff have a duty of care to ensure that you are not exposed to hazards that could cause you to suffer a slip and fall accident.

Can I seek damages after being injured in an elevator accident?

Regardless of where you work, live or visit in New York City, there is virtually no way to avoid boarding an elevator from time to time. And if you frequent any of the city's many towering skyscrapers, elevators are one of your chief forms of transportation. The height of these buildings makes it impracticable or even impossible to use the stairs to get to your desired floor.

In spite of changes, premises hazards still exist in NYC

Perhaps you lived in the Big Apple way back in the late sixties or seventies. Or maybe your only familiarity with the city from that time comes courtesy of such movies as "Midnight Cowboy" or "Saturday Night Fever." In either case, you are likely quite aware of the changes that the entire city has undergone.

Premises liability laws can extend to dog bites

Dog owners are generally considered responsible for the actions of their pets. However, it is important to understand that New York has a so-called "one bite free" law. Under this law, an owner typically cannot be held liable the first time his or her dog bites someone.

Property owners may be held liable for unsafe stairs

Slip and fall accidents are extremely common and can cause very serious injuries. We are all subject to the laws of gravity, and when we lose balance or trip, the landing can be quite unpleasant. The further we fall, the harder we land, and the more likely we are to suffer harm. A fall down stairs can be especially devastating because it typically involves a series of impacts as the body hits stair after stair before coming to a halt.

Theme parks guests injured on ride

Summer is here, and families all across the country are likely packing, booking and preparing for vacations to fantastic places and exciting theme parks. These vacations will make memories that last a lifetime, but while theme parks adhere to the strictest safety standards, there is always the chance that something can go wrong. A recent incident in Missouri proved that vacationers should always be wary when taking advantage of attractions.

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