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When a slip and fall accident happens indoors

When an individual either slips, trips or falls on the property of another in New York, and the owner failed to take the appropriate precautions to prevent the accident from happening, the owner may be financially responsible for the victim's injuries. What follows is a an overview of fairly common conditions and scenarios that often lead to a slip and fall accident when indoors. However, it is meant to serve only as a general overview -- and is not exhaustive -- so victims of these types of accidents are advised to consult an attorney.

How fault is determined in slip and fall accidents

Thousands of individuals are injured -- many seriously -- every year due to slipping and falling. Whether a slip and fall accident occurs on stairs, a floor or any slick or dangerous surface, it can have life-changing consequences. In a premises liability claim in New York and elsewhere, it is sometimes difficult to prove a property owner was at fault for the injury.

An overview of slip and fall accidents

The term "slip and fall" is a term that comes into play in New York in personal injury suits. Slip and fall accidents typically occur on a property -- "premises" -- that is maintained or owned by another individual. These accidents involve an individual becoming injured due to the victim either slipping, tripping or falling on that individual's property, for which the property owner could be held legally responsible.

Hotel Injuries

Many people stay at hotels for business or pleasure. While a stay at a hotel is usually enjoyable, sometimes injuries can arise. While a hotel owes its guests a duty of care, this duty does not extend to all harm that could occur, but instead to foreseeable harm. That is, harm that could be reasonably expected or has been known to occur. If a hotel breached this duty of care, a claim of negligence may be raised against the hotel. Among other responsibilities, a hotel has a duty to inspect the grounds for any dangerous conditions and keep its premises sanitary.

When slip-and-fall accidents result in property damage

The cold winter weather means that it’s slip-and-fall season here in New York and across much of the Northeast. When business owners and landlords fail to shovel sidewalks and spread salt on the ground, they may be held liable for injuries suffered by customers and passersby.

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Every day, millions of Americans struggle with mild to severe back pain. Indeed, data suggests that nearly 31 million Americans experience lower back discomfort daily. Back pain can be an ongoing condition (chronic) or a sudden occurrence (acute). Oftentimes, back discomfort can result from work-related injuries, automobile accidents, or even just the simplest of everyday movements. So what treatment options are available to help alleviate back pain?

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