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February 2018 Archives

The nature of property negligence

Property owners are just one type of party who can be accused of negligence under the personal injury laws. In New York and across the U.S., those who are injured on others' property can file lawsuits in the effort to receive compensatory damages and so cover expenses like medical care. Whether they slipped on a wet floor, fell down some broken stairs, or were hit by a falling object, they must prove several things before moving on with a case.

Sadly, policies re driver sleep apnea kick in only after crashes

An official with New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority recently cited the MTA's "established and aggressive sleep apnea screening and treatment program" for all train/bus operators. Sadly, no such protocol was in place when last year's high-profile crash in Brooklyn injured scores of people and caused millions of dollars in property damages.

Premises liability claims: how they work

In New York and across the U.S., people are injured all the time in unsafe buildings. While many individuals invite the injury through their own unreasonable actions, others are the victims of owners who neglect their duty of care. When the owner is negligent, the entrant could have the grounds to file a premises liability claim.

NTSB says Amtrak crash could have been avoided

New York residents may be interested in statements made by the National Transportation Safety Board regarding an Amtrak train crash that happened on Feb. 4. Investigators said that brakes were applied just seconds before the passenger train crashed into a parked CSX train in South Carolina. An incorrectly set switch caused the crash, which killed two crew members and injured more than 100 passengers.

Liability in bus accidents

Tour bus riders in New York many have legal recourse if they are passengers on a bus that's involved in an accident. Depending on the type of contract that was used and its terms, multiple parties could be held liable for injuries sustained as a result of the accident.

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