When you suffer an injury due to someone else's negligence or recklessness, it is only natural to expect that person, company or other entity to take responsibility. For example, if an employee was waxing the floor at your local Elmhurst supermarket, there should be signs or barriers warning customers to stay away from or be careful in the area. However, if there are no warning signs and a customer slips and falls, the store could be liable for any injuries that customer suffers.
Working in the construction industry in New York comes with an endless amount of dangers. In fact, you might spend almost as much time on a job site dodging potential accidents as you do working. From unstable trenches to a novice with questionable driving skills operating a forklift, hazards lurk around every corner.
A contested last will is a nightmare. It can drag an estate through probate, taking months and resulting in thousands of dollars going to court costs and other fees. For the testator, the person who created the will, having those last wishes contested in court is a final insult. Generally, if you take the time to create an estate plan or a last will, you do it because you want to see your assets divided a certain way.
When people think of premises liability in New York, they often think of slip-and-fall accidents or cases of falling ice from tall buildings. One aspects that receives far less attention is the liability associated with sidewalks and their proper maintenance. A lot of people assume that sidewalks are the responsibility of the city, but that is only partially true.
Almost every New York car accident injury claim boils down to one important factor: fault. Generally, fault in a car accident case refers to a party's failure to act in a way that a reasonable person would have given the circumstances -- especially in terms of preventing injury to others.
After years of working in the construction industry throughout New York, you may feel like you can do your job blind folded. You have seen all manner of accidents and mishaps on the job site, and even managed to avoid some potentially dangerous situations yourself.
Did you know that for children over the age of 1, unintentional injuries (accidents) are the leading cause of death? Accidents claim three times as many lives in children and young teens compared to the second most common cause of death, cancer (until age 15, when it becomes suicide). Far too many young people's lives have ended early as the result of a potentially preventable accident.
Estate planning can be a complicated process. Thankfully, the sooner you begin planning for your passing, the better prepared you are to enjoy your life. When you know that issues like your medical preferences (like organ donation or life support) and the division of your possessions is handled, you'll feel more prepared for the future. After all, you don't want to leave your family with debt, taxes or other issues to sort out after grieving you. You want your legacy to be more positive than that.
As a parent of a young child in New York, you want to protect your child against the chance that he or she will be injured or killed. Most parents will, therefore, strive to keep their children healthy with an excellent diet, make sure they go for regular checkups to the doctor and so forth.
Slipping and falling is a common type of accident that often results in serious injuries. From concussions to broken bones, people can easily end up with high medical expenses after such a mishap. But when this happens, whose fault is it? Is it your fault because you were not paying enough attention or was it your favorite New York supermarket's fault for not putting out a caution sign about the wet floor?