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Category: Premises Liability

Tropical Storm Isaias caused more than $4 billion in damage in the United States, which makes the storm the most expensive cyclone to impact the northeastern part of the country since Hurricane Sandy in 2012. In addition to the substantial property damage, the storm killed at least five people in…

It’s that time of year again! Daylight savings times is around the corner and while the rule of thumb is to change the batteries in smoke detectors when adjusting your clocks, this year New York residents may want to change the actual device. This is due to a new law in…

Tips for Preventing Swimming Pool Accidents The summer is in full swing, and all over New York people are taking advantage of the hot weather and long days. Community swimming pools are open, and many backyards are alive with the sounds of laughter and splashing. As much fun as pools…

It is a fact that year after year, there are too many drowning accidents in New York. Tragically, when these accidents happen, children are often the victims. Sometimes, they do not survive the accident and a family is changed forever. Many of these accidents are preventable, and if someone had…

Winter weather can cause plumbing pipes to freeze and sometimes even burst, which can lead to flooding and substantial water damage. Fortunately, taking adequate safety precautions can help to reduce the risk of damage and accidents caused by frozen pipes. Ways to Prevent Freezing Pipes Some people think that the…

Property owners and occupants in New York City and many Long Island communities are legally responsible for removing snow and ice, not only from their own walkways and entryways, but also from the sidewalks, walkways and parking lots in front of or attached to their properties. Under premises liability law,…

It is no secret that pools and spas represent unique dangers for adults and children alike. A family get-together or a party with neighbors can quickly turn tragic when an intoxicated guest slips near a spa and ends up face down in the water or a curious child falls into…

Premises liability is an area of the law that covers accidents and injuries that occur on the property of another. Not only do these accidents happen on private property, but they can occur on public or government property as well. If an accident happens on public property, it important that…

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