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Dealing with spring break injuries

For many New York college students, spring break is a chance to get away from school obligations for a few days. However, it is also a common time to suffer injuries, which can be difficult if the student is away from home and school. Knowing what to do after suffering common spring break injuries can ease students' minds.

Oculus fall may reveal design flaw

Friends and family - including the twin sister - of the 29-year-old Kearny woman who plunged three stories to her death at the Oculus transportation hub inside of the World Trade Center are mourning her tragic and sudden passing. The woman did not survive the 34-foot fall to the marble floor below. She was pronounced dead at Bellevue Hospital.

Determining fault in personal injury cases

In New York, when a person files a personal injury lawsuit, pure comparative negligence comes into play. This means that whatever percentage the defendant is deemed to be responsible for the injury is the amount the defendant will be required to pay. For example, if a court finds that a plaintiff is 90 percent responsible for the injury, then the defendant is only liable for 10 percent of the damages.

Protecting against premises liability

Employee and customer safety are top priorities for most businesses in New York. Anticipating safety hazards and taking steps to fix them is important as accidents may happen even when steps are taken to make a property as safe as possible. However, when a business owner takes steps to rectify an issue, it may be less likely that an injured customer can claim negligence and win a lawsuit.

Learn about how laws can affect premises liability claims

In our last blog post, we discussed how it is imperative that property owners ensure their properties are safe for people who are visiting them. Slip-and-fall accidents can lead to serious injuries that can be debilitating. If you suffered from an injury in a slip-and-fall, you have the right to seek compensation.

Slip-and-fall accidents outside can happen all year long

Slip-and-fall accidents that occur outside can happen during any part of the year. While some people might associate outdoor slip-and-fall accidents with the winter months because of the ice and snow, that isn't the only time when these accidents can occur. There are several conditions that can cause a person to slip or trip outside.

Personal injury claims stemming from Airbnb rentals

With alternatives to hotels, such as host homes through Airbnb and couch surfing, becoming more common, it is inevitable that people will become involved in accidents while at these locations. That brings up the point of who is liable for injuries, accidents and deaths that occur at hotel alternatives.

Despite initial skepticism, blood test can help detect concussions

In a fall, there is a chance that you will hit your head on an object that is nearby or on the ground. That hit to the head could mean that you might suffer from a concussion. When it comes to head injuries like concussions, doctors are often left having to make an educated guess in order to make a diagnosis. This leaves some patients without a proper diagnosis, which means they don't get the medical treatment they need.

Slip-and-fall accidents can lead to very serious injuries

In some cartoons, the characters slip on something wet and fall down. They get right back up and make light of the fall. The comical aspect of the slip-and-fall accident is something that leads to a good laugh, but that isn't the case when a slip-and-fall occurs in real life. When a person is the victim of a slip-and-fall accident, serious injuries are possible. We understand that you might be suffering from the effects of the slip-and-fall accident.

Improper warnings about floor maintenance can lead to accidents

Property owners and possessors are expected to keep the floors clean and suitable for people to walk. When the floors aren't properly kept up or clear signage isn't used, there is a chance that people who are visiting the property might slip and fall. A slip-and-fall accident can have significant impacts on the person who fell.

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