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Archive: Premises Liability

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Owner with aggressive dog trying to bite another person on Long Island.

While many families have dogs that are beloved family pets, animal behavior can be unpredictable.  Approximately 4.5 million people experience dog bites each year according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Many people dismiss the risk of…

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Jan 31
Maid cleaning up a hotel room with a 'wet floor' sign to avoid premises liability on Long Island.

You decide to embark on a relaxing weekend getaway. You imagine the comfort of a cozy hotel in the country, the revitalizing fresh air, and a scenic view of fall foliage or spring cherry blossoms. Unfortunately, your attempt to unwind…

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Jan 17
Malfunctioning radiator on Long Island.

While radiators are valuable to surviving cold New York City winters, defective radiators can cause horrific burn injuries and even wrongful death.  The parents of two young girls are devastated after the tragic death of their two daughters.  The baby…

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Sep 13

What is “Premises Liability?”

by The Law Offices of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP

When property owners fail to provide a safe environment for guests, customers, workers, or tenants, they may be guilty of premises liability. Property owners have a duty to properly maintain the property, prevent unsafe conditions, and warn visitors of potential…

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Our premises liability lawyers report that fire risks should get careful planning and precautions on the part of homeowners, renters, and landlords.

House fires claim seven lives every day in America. In fact, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), 1 in 320 households reported a house fire accident during a 5-year period. This remarkable statistic warrants careful planning and precautions…

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