The responsibilities of New York property owners and employers increase significantly during the winter when snow and ice pose multiple hazards. They are the ones who must make reasonable efforts to prevent slip-and-fall accidents or any other potential incidents that could cause harm to patrons, guests and employees. The implementation of a well-planned snow and ice removal schedule might save a property owner from a civil lawsuit.
Surgeons in New York and elsewhere around the nation understandably spend a considerable amount of time in hospitals. Whether they are performing various medical procedures, providing consultations or visiting patients, much of their work occurs in such facilities. They certainly expect to enter the premises, conduct their business and depart in a safe manner. Unfortunately, one surgeon in another state suffered an injury after an accident at a medical facility. He has subsequently filed a slip-and-fall lawsuit against the hospital.
In New York, business and property owners are required to keep their property and businesses safe for all those who legally visit. Many financial challenges are present for store and business owners today, so repairs or maintenance may sometimes be delayed in an attempt to save money. Unfortunately, this may result in hazardous conditions that could potentially cause injuries to patrons. Slip-and-fall accidents are not only increasing in New York but also across the country.
Slipping on a wet spot in a store can cause a fractured hip, torn rotator cuff, fractured wrist or other injuries that could cause chronic pain or have other long-term consequences. It is the responsibility of every New York owner of public spaces such as apartment buildings, grocery stores and restaurants to protect the safety of customers, guests or tenants. Victims of slip-and-fall accidents might be able to hold property owners accountable through the state's civil justice system.
There is a code among magicians that states they will maintain secrecy about how their tricks and illusions are performed, whether on a stage in New York, elsewhere in the country or around the world. These entertainers go to great lengths to keep the mechanics of their acts secret to their audiences. However, an internationally-known magician had to recently reveal the specific steps of one of his tricks in a current slip-and-fall lawsuit in another state.
Even as spring is ushered in for 2018, there are many areas in New York and in other parts of the country that are still dealing with wintry conditions. Snow and ice seem to linger in several areas, creating potentially hazardous conditions on roads as well as the areas around homes and businesses. An icy sidewalk was the cause of an accident several years ago that has ended with a woman receiving a multi-million dollar award in a slip-and-fall lawsuit.
Accidents can occur at places of business in New York or anywhere around the country for a variety of reasons. Spills may not have been adequately cleaned up or materials may not have been stored properly, thus causing someone to fall. In other cases, weather conditions may have created hazardous situations. A restaurant in another state is facing a slip-and-fall lawsuit after a patron had an accident involving peanut shells.
Every day, many New York residents and others around the nation enter stores of all sizes to make routine purchases. Whether buying food, toiletries or other household items, these shopping trips are usually completed without incident. Unfortunately, a visit to a store several years ago resulted in a slip-and-fall accident for a woman in another state. Despite a lengthy legal process, a decision was recently made that upheld a verdict made in favor for the victim of the fall.
Landing in hospital after a shopping trip is not likely what any New York resident expects. Property owners are responsible for the safety of visitors to their premises, and any injuries that are caused by negligent property maintenance can result in lawsuits. Business owners who neglect to see that spills that could cause slip-and-fall accidents are cleaned up promptly may be held liable for a victim's damages.
Researchers recently discovered that an estimated 3,000 people suffer injuries from falling down stairs every day. While many of these slip-and-fall accidents do not result in serious injuries, there are also many who suffer significant fractures or other serious injuries. When these accidents occur due to the apparent negligence of another party, then New York victims may have cause to pursue a civil claim.