Many people in New York have been enjoying various social gatherings, shopping trips and other special events during the 2016 holiday season. For some, the delight of such festivities has been cut short when accidents have occurred that resulted in injuries. Whether a particular situation includes grounds for a premises liability claim depends on various factors.
A young mother in a state outside New York was horrified when she saw her 19-month-old daughter put a remote control device in her mouth. A battery from the device fell out and the mother's efforts to extract the battery from her child's mouth proved unsuccessful. The child swallowed the button-shaped battery. Her parents have since filed a medical malpractice claim in connection with the incident.
Pedestrians in the City of New York and other busy areas obviously need to remain alert when navigating crosswalks and roadways. When a motor vehicle accident results in a fatal injury to someone crossing a street, it may be grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit. There are many reasons why a surviving family member may choose to seek justice through such means.
New York parents and legal guardians are responsible for children in many ways. They are obligated to provide their temporal needs of food, shelter and clothing. If a child suffers a serious injury, even more attention and care may be needed to help in recovery. When a permanent brain injury has been suffered, that extra care may be necessary for a lifetime.
Although one might think the holiday season is a time for extra kindness, good cheer and generosity, that is not always the reality of the situation. Especially when it come to navigating busy New York highways, drivers must be very cautious as there is typically an increase in car accidents during the holidays. Many of these collisions are caused in part by road rage.
It's no secret that New York highways are busy thoroughfares often cluttered with fast-moving traffic. Chances of car accidents occurring obviously increase the more cars there are on the highway. A recent series of collisions had disastrous results for several of those involved.