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Premises liability suit follows 7-story fall from parking garage

Property owners nationwide, including in New York, must provide reasonable safety to those who visit their premises. If anybody suffers an injury due to the negligence of the landlord or his or her tenant, a premises liability lawsuit may follow. After miraculously surviving a multi-story fall from a parking garage, a woman in another state is seeking over $1 million in damages.

Hospital facing premises liability problem re woman's injury

Many New York residents will be visiting friends or family members in hospitals throughout the state in the near future. Anyone concerned with potential safety risks may want to pay close attention to a premises liability lawsuit filed in another state. The case involves a woman who was severely injured at a hospital when she was trying to exit the building.

Medical malpractice blamed for more than 250,000 deaths per year

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently received a letter from researchers at a leading university concerning the astounding number of errors reported in the medical industry every year. In fact, the researchers say human error is to blame as the third leading cause of death in the nation. A professor of medicine at the school, along with three students, estimate that more than a quarter million people in the United States die each year (including some, no doubt, in New York) from medical malpractice situations that appear to have been entirely preventable.

Premises liability possible concern after elevator accident

One can only imagine the sorrow associated with learning of the untimely death of a loved one. When someone was simply going about his or her business by typical means and a mishap occurs, it often intensifies the grief of the situation, especially if negligence is suspected. When it appears a particular fatal accident in New York may have been prevented were it not for a person or party's failure to maintain safety in a particular area, justice may be sought by filing a premises liability claim in a civil court.

Who is responsible for a premises liability?

New York property owners are obligated to keep visitors as safe as possible. It's important to take care of all land, dwelling, outbuildings, etc., that may pose personal safety risk to whose who visit. When an accident occurs that causes injury to one or more people, questions may surface regarding who should be held legally accountable for medical bills and other expenses related to the incident. A top priority in such situations is determining whether grounds for a premises liability claim exist.

Ins and outs of premises liabilty in New York

Every property owner has a duty toward visitors, although to what degree varies by state. Much depends on why a person who came onto a particular property was there. If an accident occurs that causes injury to the non-property owner in New York, there may be grounds for filing a premises liability lawsuit.

How gun laws might affect premises liability for business owners

In New York and elsewhere, property owners owe a duty of reasonable care to invitees. Visitors may reasonably assume they will be kept safe while on another person's property. New legislation has been proposed in another state that could bear significant impact on premises liability laws for business owners regarding this responsibility.

When holiday festivities result in premises liability

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.

Do you have a valid premises liability claim? We can help.

If you have been injured while on public or private property due to unsafe conditions, you may have valid grounds for a civil claim. Owners or managers of the property have the responsibility to maintain safe property conditions and provide adequate safety measures for the protection of visitors. We help people who have been injured in a slip-and-fall or other accident related to dangerous conditions seek a full recovery through premises liability claims.

Target faces premises liability claim

A woman in a different state recently claimed she was injured at a Target store last year. The injury reportedly occurred as a result of a slip-and-fall accident. She has therefore decided to file a premises liability suit against the business, which individuals in New York are entitled to do if they have been hurt on property that was not properly maintained.  

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