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Two common backyard dangers: trampolines and treehouses

Does your child make a beeline for a friend's house down the street after school every day because they have a trampoline in the backyard or a treehouse built in one of their enormous oak trees? Even if you've inspected a neighbor's backyard play equipment, it appears safe and they've assured you that they never let the kids play unsupervised, there are no guarantees when your child is at someone else's home.

What are the most common slip and fall injuries?

When you were a child, it may have been fun to fall into or out of something, like a pool or a tree. But falls are serious for everyone, especially adults who do not heal as quickly as younger people. Even a modest tumble can result in serious problems or even a permanent disability.

What happens after a slip and fall?

If you have to ask what a slip-and-fall lawsuit is, you may be in a bad spot because of an accident that was someone else's fault. Although we often go through life affected by other people's actions, they may be on the hook for the consequences if those actions probably led to injury or death.

Premises liability means injured people may not be alone

New Yorkers are a tough and hardy crowd. They're used to taking care of themselves. Sometimes, however, accidents happen and people get injured through now fault of their own. In those situations, it's reasonable to expect the party responsible for the accident to assume the costs. This includes situations where a New Yorker is injured due to a property owner's negligence.

Premises liability and the legal status of the visitor

According to the legal idea of premises liability, a property owner in New York must maintain a reasonably safe environment for lawful entrants. If they fail in this, such as by neglecting to clear a sidewalk of ice and snow, and an entrant is injured as a result, then the property owner will be held liable for losses connected to those injuries.

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