You would think that walking – which is one of the most basic forms of transportation in New York – would be safe. And yet, dozens of people are forced to visit the emergency room in NYC due to sustaining slip and fall injuries. During the winter season, property owners and managers need to be especially careful and ensure their walkways and sidewalks are in good condition. Accumulation of snow and ice is the number one cause of slip-and-fall injuries on sidewalks during winter.
As always, what “should be done” and what really happens are two very different things. If you or your loved one slipped and fell on a property due to the poor condition of the said property, you may be able to file a premises liability lawsuit against the owner.
Accidents and other traumas are a leading cause of death for Americans between the age of 1 and 44. It can be difficult to hold on to a job or even carry out everyday chores when suffering from a brain injury. Also, not all brain injuries are similar. Some are mild whereas others can be very severe. Brain injuries don’t need to have an open wound to be considered serious.
Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) take place every 21 seconds in the United States resulting in 50,000 deaths each year. Non-fatal TBI can often cause irreversible damage and permanent alterations to the brain. People with TBIs can suffer from emotional, mental, and physical problems for a long time after their injury.
A driver’s license earned after hours of hard work and practice is an occasion for celebration. But it is crucial for teenagers to remember that as a new driver, they now bear an added level of responsibility to other people on the road and any passengers riding with them. While no one wants to consider the possibility of their teen causing or being in a road accident, it’s vital for parents to instruct their teens on how to drive safely to prevent teenage car driving accidents in New York.
While most car accidents in New York can be attributed to driver-related issues such as speeding or driving under the influence of alcohol, there is another factor that may play a role in road accidents. Even the best of drivers with well-maintained vehicles may not be able to avoid an accident if the roads and highways are in poor condition.
If you have been injured in an accident caused due to defective roads, bridges or other roadside structures, you can claim compensation from the local, state, and federal government agency that is responsible for the design, construction, and maintenance of the concerned roads. An attorney who is an expert on New York dangerous road car accident claims can help you through this complex legal process of suing for personal injuries.