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Premises liability: Alleged dog attack leads to lawsuit

When the dogs of their neighbors attack residents of New York or any other city, the victims will likely have questions about their legal rights. Answers can be obtained from an experienced premises liability attorney. One such a claim was recently filed in a neighboring state after a 76-year-old woman suffered severe injuries in an alleged dog attack.

Succession planning might be as important as drafting wills

According to statistics, 80 to 90 percent of businesses nationwide, including in New York, are owned by families. However, a significant percentage of those businesses are lost before making it to the third generation. This is said to happen because succession planning is often neglected when drafting wills and other estate planning documents.

Car accidents: Crash into bus stop kills mother, injures child

Any fatal crash is traumatic for the surviving family of the deceased victims. However, car accidents that claim the lives of parents with young children always seem particularly sad. One such an incident caused the death of a New York woman, and it left her 6-year-old son in a critical condition.

Pet trusts can ensure uninterrupted care for beloved companions

Whether pets are playmates of children or companions for older people, they are often regarded as part of the family. For that reason, many people have the same concern for the welfare of their pets if they should die, as they have for their children. Pet trusts have become the solution chosen by many New York residents to ensure continued care.

Premises liability and the attractive nuisance doctrine

In New York, the law recognizes the fact that children may not understand all the dangers they face as the natural process of growing up makes them explore enticing areas -- even if it they are on someone else's property. For this reason, property owners have a duty under the attractive nuisance doctrine, making them responsible for protecting potential young explorers from harm. Disregarding this responsibility might lead to a premises liability lawsuit.

Car accidents: Patrons injured when car crashes into cafe

A car recently crashed into a New York cafe, causing injuries to the driver of the vehicle and three others. Residents of the Brooklyn area where this happened say it is surprising that there are not more car accidents at this intersection because drivers frequently speed through it with no regard for the traffic lights. They also say it could have been much worse because this is a favorite WiFi spot where people gather every morning.

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