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Reasons for having airport premises liability insurance

The owners, operators and lessors of airports in New York will want to make sure they have premises liability coverage. This can provide protection in the event of bodily injury or property damage on the airport or the section of it that they occupy.

Business owners may be liable for slip-and-fall accidents

New York business owners have a legal responsibility to keep their premises safe for customers, other visitors and even trespassers in some cases. This is true whether the space is owned or rented by the operator of the business. If an individual suffers injury due to a slip-and-fall accident that happens on another's property, he or she might have claims for damages. Among the conditions that can give support to a personal injury claim are wet floors, bad lighting, torn carpets and crowded walkways.

Halloween and premises liability claims

Halloween poses three insurance risks for homeowners in New York. First, there is the risk of becoming the victim of vandalism or burglary. Of all the Halloween-related property damage claims that are filed, an average of 19% are for vandalism while 21% are for off-premises theft and 60% are for on-premises theft.

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.

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.

Legionnaires' disease outbreak in Sheraton hotel leads to lawsuit

Residents of New York should know that an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel has led to Georgia health officials investigating some 75 cases of infection. Of these, 12 have been confirmed. The outbreak led to the death of one 49-year-old woman as well as a lawsuit from a 67-year-old photographer who covered a conference at the hotel. All of the victims either visited the hotel or stayed there.

Wayne Newton sued over injuries from alleged monkey attack

New York fans of longtime entertainer Wayne Newton might be interested to learn that a woman has filed a lawsuit against him over an alleged monkey attack that took place in his former Las Vegas home. The incident reportedly occurred in October 2017.

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