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September 2018 Archives

Falls most common during winter months

New York business owners should be especially aware of fall hazards on their premises as the weather gets colder. The months during which the most slips and falls are recorded in the U.S. are December, January and February. As the weather chills, ice and snow can gather on sidewalks and other areas where people move. People who are injured due to a slip and fall might be able to recover compensation under the theory of premises liability.

Hurt on a subway: Know who is liable

If you've ever ridden the subway, then you know that there is a potential for things to go wrong. Trains could crash into one another, or there could be a defect that results in a single train collision or sudden stop. In any case, there is a risk of the people on board getting hurt.

How to protect oneself in a parking lot or garage

The Bureau of Justice Statistics has stated that 1 in 10 property crimes take place in parking lots and parking garages. Therefore, New York residents will want to consider the following tips the next time they leave their cars in parking lots or garages. It all begins with people being aware and going with their instincts when they sense that something is wrong.

The nature of property negligence

Negligence is the failure to act according to the standards that a reasonable person can expect to be met in a given situation. In a case of property negligence in New York, as in any other state, it is the property owner who is charged with failing to live up to the standard. Failure to maintain the property is often the factor behind cases of punishable negligence.

Supermarkets responsible for customer safety

When customers in New York go to the supermarket, the last thing they expect to come home with is an injury. However, going shopping can be riskier than some people expect. Because the shelves are full of slippery produce, breakable jars and liquid-filled bottles, spills are an all-too-common occurrence. And when the floors are slippery as a result, customers can easily slip and fall, causing serious injuries in many cases. Argo Group, an insurer for grocery stores, has noted that most accidents in these kinds of retail stores are caused by spills or other obstacles.

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