Slip-and-fall accidents are all too common in New York as elsewhere in the U.S. In these accidents, some of the most frequently cited injuries are ankle injuries. Injuries can be incurred to the bones, ligaments, tendons or synovium, which lines the joint encompassing the three bones of the ankle. The following is an overview of the different types of ankle injuries.
Motor vehicle accidents that involve two vehicles of roughly the same size colliding can result in severe injuries to the passengers. Even a wall of metal and glass, as well as structured, specially formulated plastics, can't keep people safe in the event of a collision.
Music fans in New York and around the country may be saddened to learn that a stagehand lost his life on the morning of April 6 while setting up a stage at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. The stagehand fell 60 feet to his death while climbing scaffolding on one of the festival's many sound stages. A representative from the Indio Police Department said that he was pronounced dead at the scene at approximately 9:30 a.m.
For some New York small airports, premises liability coverage can be an important consideration. Property owners and even tenants can be held liable for injuries or other damages that occur as a result of negligence. Most companies doing business on airport property may be required to maintain such insurance as part of their contracts with the airport itself. In general, these contracts, part of the rental or purchase agreement with the airport, require tenants to carry liability insurance to cover costs that arise out of their own negligence.
New York businesses should be aware of premises liability law. Premises liability refers to the responsibility that owners and managers have for certain injuries that occur on their property. First of all, owners have a duty of care to all entrants (in some cases, even to trespassers) to provide a reasonably safe environment, and if they fail to do this through inadequate policies and procedures, they may face a lawsuit.