Small business owners in New York and across the nation are responsible for ensuring that their place of business is free from hazards that could result in customers slipping and falling. If a customer does happen to trip, slip or fall at the business, the customer could file a lawsuit against the owner of the small business. These claims generally fall under personal injury suits. It's important that small business owners understand how they could be at risk of lawsuits and what their legal responsibilities are should a slip or fall occur.
Snow hit the New York City region hard on Nov. 15, 2018, as several inches of winter precipitation created massive traffic jams on area bridges and streets. Tree branches across the city were felled by heavy snow, causing further traffic problems. As a result, local police warned residents to stay inside and avoid the roads. Nevertheless, the storm coincided with the evening rush-hour commute, and both drivers and public transit commuters filled the late afternoon and early evening streets.
Working in transportation is not an easy job. Driving large vehicles, whether they are filled with products or people, can be scary and also very demanding. There is a lot that a professional driver has to take into account every day at their job, from road conditions to weather issues. For those who drive city buses in New York, there is also the stress of unpredictable behavior on the part of passengers.
Some people in New York may have heard about a deadly shooting at a bar in California on Nov. 7. Witnesses say a man entered the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks and began shooting. Police responded to the incident shortly before 11:30 p.m.
According to statistics, dog bites are a common cause of trips to the emergency room in New York and across America. In fact, about 4.5 million dog bites are reported each year in the United States. Experts say that liability claims involving bites are going up.
The mass shooting in October 2017 that claimed 58 lives horrified people in New York and nationwide. The tragedy in Las Vegas triggered numerous lawsuits from victims and their families who placed part of the blame for the killing spree on MGM Resorts International, the operator of Mandalay Bay. Current negotiations between MGM attorneys and representatives for victims appear to be leaning toward mediation instead of litigation.