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?”
While there are countless reasons that construction accidents happen, one of the more common contributors to accidents is a lack of proper maintenance. Poorly maintained equipment can make accidents of all types more likely, from falls to electrocution to cave-ins. But what does it mean for equipment to be poorly maintained, and how does that lead to construction accidents?
It is surprisingly common for people to be injured in an auto accident and not realize it until days, weeks, or even months afterwards. This is due to a number of factors, including the types of injuries that people are likely to suffer from an auto accident, as well as the ways that many injuries can mimic the symptoms of more mundane conditions. That is why you should be on the lookout for these symptoms after you get into an auto accident, which can indicate a potentially severe injury:
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:
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:
Every year, around 300 people are killed on New York’s highways as the result of a motor vehicle accident, according to the New York Department of Health. Many of these fatalities are the result of preventable causes, which could otherwise be avoided with proper care. By taking proper precautions, you can minimize your risk of an accident and help protect yourself from liability in the event that you do get into an accident. Here are a few ways to keep yourself safe when you are driving on the highway:
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:
Property owners have a duty to ensure their property has appropriate security for anyone inside or around their buildings. This duty extends to basic responsibilities like cleaning up spills and patching up holes in the floor, but also involves taking steps to protect against foreseeable criminal activity. Here are five ways property owners fail to secure their property, putting everyone in or around their building at risk of crime: Continue reading “Five Security Failures That Make Crimes More Likely”