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January 2020 Archives

How property owners may be responsible for slips and falls

When someone falls on property owned by another party, it is often because of snow, ice or a defect, like a foreign substance on the floor or a hidden hole. New York residents may be interested in learning about their rights if they end up being harmed in such a manner.

Lawsuit filed on behalf of Meat Loaf for 2019 fall

Meat Loaf fans in New York may be interested in a lawsuit that was filed on behalf of the singer and actor. The musician was injured after falling from a stage at a horror convention in May 2019. The lawsuit alleges that the hotel at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport where the convention was held was unsafe.

What to know about cat bite law

New York residents who own cats as pets may enjoy having them as part of their families. However, there is a chance that they could injure a person with their claws or teeth, and this can happen even if the cat was just trying to play with the victim. In New York state, cat owners are generally liable for damages caused by bites if they knew that their animals had a propensity to act in a vicious manner.

Attractive nuisance laws protect children and families

Landlords and property owners in New York have the responsibility to keep their properties clean and in proper working order to prevent accidents and injuries from occurring. This includes keeping a property free from attractive nuisances that may cause injury to curious children.

Hosting a party can have hidden dangers

Holiday time in New York is festive with lots of parties and dinners with family and friends. But on any occasion, any time of the year, or for any reason another person enters a home, the homeowner is exposed to some degree of liability. If for any reason property in the home is damaged or one of the people visiting the home sustains an injury, there can be problems, even between the best of friends. However, there are some common sense guidelines a homeowner can follow to both minimize the risks and to be prepared to know what to do should an incident occur.

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