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Premises liability claim might follow child's 3-story fall

The fire department and codes department of an upstate New York city will work alongside the police department to determine the circumstances that led to a child's fall from the balcony of an apartment. A premises liability lawsuit might follow. Reportedly, the incident occurred on a recent Saturday.

Premises liability claim filed after child falls 3 stories

The parents of a child who fell through a window on the third story of an apartment block in another state are seeking $50,000 in damages. In New York and other states, owners of apartment complexes must ensure the safety of tenants and comply with state and federal construction regulations and building codes. This family tragically lost their 1-year-old son in June 2018, and have since filed a premises liability lawsuit claiming wrongful death.

Premises liability claim follows slip-and-fall on icy stairs

Apartment building owners nationwide, including New York, must address all safety risks and ensure that occupants are reasonably safe. Hazards are particularly prevalent during winter months when icy and slippery walkways can cause serious injuries. The owners of an apartment complex in another state are facing a premises liability claim that was filed by a tenant who suffered slip-and-fall injuries.

Premises liability claim filed against Club Fitness

Club Fitness, which operates in New York and across the country, is named as a defendant in a lawsuit that was recently filed in another state. The complaint also named an employee of the facility as a defendant. Anyone who suffers injuries as the result of an employee's negligence in such a facility may have grounds to file a premises liability lawsuit in pursuit of damage recovery. The plaintiff, in this case, alleges she suffered severe injuries under the supervision of an uncertified fitness trainer.

Preventing premises liability can start with the architect

The aim of each New York architect should be to design and plan safe buildings. While premises liability might be the last thing on an architect's mind, he or she, along with any other parties associated with the construction project, could face claims for monetary damages by anyone who suffers serious injuries in a building. Any architect who wants to maintain a good reputation and integrity while also protecting everybody who will enter the building will consider all the known potential hazards in the design of the structure.

Premises liability claim follows fire escape collapse

A Binghamton news anchor claims had a near-death experience in the village of Johnson City in mid-September. After an extended period of recuperation, he has now filed a premises liability lawsuit against the Town of Union in upstate New York. The incident involved the collapse of a section of a fire escape.

Premises liability: Helicopter rescue leads to negligence claim

Cities in the state of New York and across the country could face civil lawsuits if they are accused of negligence. Premises liability claims typically involve pedestrians injured in slip-and-fall accidents due to damaged sidewalks and pavements, most frequently during the winter, when snow and ice pose hazards. From time to time, cities are held responsible for unusual occurrences, such as the case of an insane June helicopter rescue in another state.

Premises liability claim follows injury at music festival

Planning to attend a music and arts festival in New York? Beware of potential safety hazards, such as those that sent a 24-year-old woman to a hospital earlier this year. When she went to a music and arts festival in another state, she surely didn't expect to suffer a fractured skull and traumatic brain injuries before the night was over. Being the plaintiff in a premises liability lawsuit would likely also never had crossed her mind.

Hotel faces premises liability suit after birthday dinner

When people in New York and other states go to celebrate birthdays in hotels or restaurants, the last thing they expect would likely be to land up in a hospital. A woman in another state who went out to enjoy a birthday dinner claims the celebration turned into a nightmare when she drank water that contained liquid nitrogen. The hotel where this incident happened is now facing a premises liability lawsuit.

Premises liability: Can you sue for schoolyard injuries?

Children of all ages can suffer injuries on the playground or other areas at their schools. New York schools typically require parents to sign liability waivers at the start of each school year to avoid facing premises liability lawsuits. However, not all waivers are enforceable, and a court may deem waivers invalid if specific criteria are not met. Waivers must be explicit and unambiguous and printed clearly instead of in small print in inconspicuous places on the documents.

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