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Does whiplash justify a personal injury claim?

When people suffers from whiplash after car accidents, they may have concerns over whether or not their injuries are serious enough to serve as the basis for personal injury claims. After all, some superficial injuries don't always lead to claims for damages, especially if they do not limit the activities of the victims or don't incur medical expenses.

What business owners should know about premises liability

In New York, as in other states, business owners have a duty to maintain a safe environment for their customers. If a customer slips and fall, they may be able to file a premises liability claim against the owner. Even when victims are not awarded damages, owners lose time, money and perhaps potential clients while defending themselves and their brands.

Investigation ordered into roller coaster accident

Amusement park rides in New York and around the country are regulated by state, rather than federal, authorities, and potentially dangerous attractions like roller coasters are generally inspected often to ensure that safety standards are being followed. However, even rigorous safety efforts are not always enough to prevent accidents and injuries. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, which overseas amusement park rides in the Sunshine State, has announced that an investigation will be conducted into a roller coaster accident in Daytona Beach that injured seven riders.

Regulating safety on amusement park rides

New York is one of 44 states that regulate amusement parks. The states that have few or no amusement parks don't have any oversight. However, there are no federal regulations in place regarding amusement parks. Before 1981, they were regulated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, but this ended because of budget cuts.

Drug overdose death raises questions of premise liability

As the opioid epidemic continues to claim lives in New York and nationwide, people often try to hold parties accountable for overdose deaths. A supreme court in another state recently decided in favor of a landlord sued by the surviving family of an overdose victim on the basis of premises liability.

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