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Lawsuit tests the limits of premises liability laws

Shoppers at retail locations in New York and throughout the country generally expect a level of safety and security while on the premises. A lawsuit filed against Walmart may clarify the specific steps that an establishment is supposed to take to keep its patrons safe. The lawsuit was filed after a shooting at a Walmart store on Aug. 3 in El Paso, and the victims claim that the company was negligent because it had no armed security personnel at the time the shooting happened.

3 things to know about premises liability

When you enter a store in the mall, the supermarket or even your friend's apartment in Garden City, you expect to exit in the same condition. In other words, you don't expect to trip over loose carpet or slip on a wet tile and break a bone. Unfortunately, these kinds of accidents sometimes happen.

New York's wrongful death law

If you lose a loved one to another's negligence in New York, you may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit. While your family will naturally be grieving, you should know that the statute of limitations in this state is two years from the date of death. It is especially important that families try to file a wrongful death suit when the decedent was their primary financial provider.

First lawsuit filed over Walmart shooting

Those in New York who have closely followed the El Paso Walmart shooting may be interested to hear that a couple has filed what is believed to be the first lawsuit regarding the incident. The couple claims that Walmart's lack of security measures was a factor in the August 2019 massacre that left 22 dead.

Avoiding a dog bite claim

New York residents should know that August 2019 has been a bad month for dog bite claims in some states. These claims cost insurance companies millions of dollars every year. In 2018, for example, State Farm paid out $123 million for 3,280 dog bite claims. With some 89.7 million dogs living in the U.S., dog bites are bound to happen.

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