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Escalator safety tips for parents for the holiday shopping season

While Black Friday weekend may now be in the rearview mirror, many families in New York still have plenty of holiday shopping to do. So, many parents may be heading out to area malls and department stores for holidays shopping trips over the next few weeks, kids in tow.

Are you confident in your child's 'back-to-school' safety?

Nothing is more precious than our children. Loving parents do all they can to ensure they stay safe at home, but at some point, most children go off to school and very often into day care settings. Are you confident that the facilities your child will be in when he or she is not in your direct care are safe – at least by government standards if not your own?

Property owners bear the onus for safety of others

New York City attracts people from all over the world. Some come to visit briefly. Others become permanent residents. One of the biggest challenges for any newcomer hoping to stay for a while is finding reasonably priced living quarters. The hunt can be so arduous that some might be tempted to jump at the first thing they come across, even if all outward signs suggest they are walking into a danger zone.

Woman files lawsuit for injuries after fall outside restaurant

There is a considerable potential for individuals to become injured on other people's property. Whether it is a neighbor's yard or the parking lot of a chain store, property owners and operators are responsible for handling potentially hazardous conditions. If individuals do suffer serious injuries on someone's property, they may have reason to file legal claims for compensation.

Premises liability: Falls at rental properties may warrant claims

Suffering injuries on someone else's property can cause many difficulties. Individuals may find themselves having to contend with medical expenses, time away from work, injury recovery and other hardships that may cost them time, money and enjoyment of life. In such cases, the possibility exists that the property owner or other parties could be liable for resulting injuries, and premises liability claims may be warranted.

Family files lawsuit against restaurant after child's death

The loss of a child can leave any parent feeling devastated. No one truly gets over such an event, and in many cases, a child's death can often lead parents to face difficulties that other individuals may not even be able to imagine. As a result, if another party or entity was liable in the fatality, parents may feel the need to seek justice.

Property conditions that lead to death may warrant legal claims

After the passing of a loved one, it may take some time for surviving family members to get their affairs in order. Depending on the nature of the death, some situations may warrant civil legal action. For instance, if a family believe that their loved one died due to negligence on the part of a property owner, they may wish to file a premises liability claim.

Premises liability: Hotel sued for handling of shooting

Recently, New York residents and people around the world learned of the horrific mass shooting that occurred at a country music festival. More than 58 people were killed and hundreds more were injured. Although the investigation of the shooting are far from being finalized, premises liability lawsuits are already being filed in civil court against the hotel and concert owner.

Woman suffers injuries after New York sidewalk collapse

Suffering injuries due to an issue with someone's property can be a complicated situation. Individuals will certainly want to have their injuries attended to as soon as possible, but they may also consider who may be liable for the injuries suffered. When these questions come about, it may be important to determine who owns the property or could otherwise be held responsible.

Hazardous premises conditions could lead to injury in New York

Though many people do not fear suffering injuries when they go out shopping or to get a quick bite, it is possible that they could find themselves involved in an accident. Certain conditions on the property of those locations could potentially create hazards that put patrons at risk. If an individual falls or suffers an injury due to other factors, he or she may have cause to pursue compensation.

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