Winter weather is always dangerous for people walking down the street, and this is especially true for those on the busy streets of New York City. If you do slip and fall on the sidewalk and get injured, however, you may wonder who you can hold to account. So that leaves the question of who exactly is responsible if you fall on a slippery sidewalk in New York City? Continue reading “Who is Responsible if You Fall on a Slippery Sidewalk in NYC?”
If you are a property owner, either because you own a business or because you are a homeowner, you may be concerned about what happens if someone slips and falls on your property. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to minimize the risk of accidents and protect yourself from potential legal liability. Here are seven ways to protect yourself against the risk of slip and fall accidents on your property:
With the holidays fast approaching, people are increasingly preparing for the festivities of the season. However, with the holidays comes winter, and with the winter comes plenty of problems that can lead to dangerous accidents. If someone is injured on your property due to one of these hazards, you could be stuck with the bill. Here are five of the most common winter hazards you should be on the lookout for if you want to avoid potential accidents on your property:
If there is one thing that can be counted on, it is that children will hurt themselves while playing around. When this involves a few scrapes and bruises, it’s generally no big deal, but sometimes children can get much more seriously injured while playing. What happens if children get hurt while they are playing on your property, and what can you do about it?
It makes sense that people are responsible for what happens inside the buildings on their property. However, sometimes people are not specifically injured inside a building on a property, but instead hurt on the sidewalk surrounding the building. Are you, as a property owner, legally liable for someone who falls on a sidewalk on or around your property?
Burn injuries are a surprisingly common source of harm, with more than one million people seeking emergency medical attention every year due to burns. While many of these burns are self-inflicted, many others are the result of carelessness on the parts of others. Here are five things you should know if you are the victim of a burn injury due to another’s negligence:
One of the most basic tenets of personal injury law is that people are responsible for injuries that happen on their property, if those injuries are the result of their negligence. While this may seem simple in theory, in practice it can be difficult to determine who is at fault in certain accidents, such as when people fall from a ladder. But how do you determine if you are legally liable from someone falling from a ladder on your property?
Not everyone who gets into a serious accident feels like they have been hurt right after an accident. This leads many people to put off getting medical treatment for days, or even weeks. However, doing this can cause a lot of problems, both medically and legally. Here are a few reasons why you should seek medical treatment after any serious accident, no matter how you feel:
Traumatic brain injuries, also known as TBIs, can be some of the most devastating injuries someone can sustain in an accident. And yet, TBIs often go undiagnosed until months or years afterwards, with victims suffering in silence with their “invisible injury.” Here are seven symptoms to look for after an accident that may be a sign of a traumatic brain injury:
When it comes to workplace accidents, no single cause of harm is more common than falling. It is the single most often cited factor in workplace injuries and fatalities, although many of these injuries often occur for foreseeable reasons. However, employers often fail to take appropriate measures to prevent fall injuries, making these accidents more likely to occur. Here are five ways employers make fall injuries more likely: