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Looking at slip and fall cases on business property, P.2

Last time, we mentioned the importance for businesses of managing liabilities for premises liability claims. These include not only slip and fall type cases, but also other premises liability claims, including those involving violent crime, wrongful prevention of theft, food poisoning and accidents which occur on construction sites.                                        

Looking at slip and fall cases on business property

For business, managing liabilities is critical for ensuring ongoing success of the enterprise, and this includes managing liabilities stemming from accidents occurring on business property. In order to avoid liability, it is important to have a clear understanding of how premises liability may attach to a business here in the state of New York. For those who are harmed understanding the law is important for assessing whether litigation is a valid possibility.

Claims re slip-and-fall accidents often need skilled help

Sidewalks are a crucial feature of nearly any urban landscape, and most places in New York are no exception. In general, sidewalks provide a safe environment for pedestrians to travel to and from bus stops, schools and even places of work. When the safety of these sidewalks are compromised or regular maintenance falls to the wayside, injured citizens often have the ability to obtain just compensation for serious slip-and-fall accidents.

After fatal accident, NYC residents have reason to question safety of elevators

To residents and workers in New York City, taking an elevator is likely an everyday occurrence. In fact, most people don't even think twice before entering an elevator car and taking it to their desired floor. However, when news of a deadly elevator accident breaks, it gives city residents pause to consider the safety of the elevators in which they ride on a daily basis.

Avoiding accidents on the premises

Many New York residents know that injuries may occur in a retail establishment or a residence. When this happens, the renter, property owner, home or business owner may be held responsible. Anyone who enters a property has a reasonable expectation the property will be safe and free from danger. If not, the individual whose responsibility it is to maintain the property may be held liable for the financial loss the injured victim suffered.

Anatomy of a Personal injury Case in New York

If you have been injured from a motor vehicle accident or a fall, your first trip may be to the hospital. At the hospital you will be asked how the injury happened. This will usually be documented in the hospital record. Following the discharge from the hospital when you see your attorney, the attorney will have you sign a retainer agreement which provides for the attorney's fees, usually being one third. Legal action will follow, if no reasonable offer is made by the insurance company, to settle your case.

Slips and falls on snow and ice

Injuries from slips and falls due to snow and ice can often be severe and result in disabling permanent injuries. Snow and ice on sidewalks, walkways, and parking lots, not properly removed or treated, may result in liability to the property owner and possibly the contractor hired to clear the snow and ice.

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