Property owners and property managers have a legal obligation to keep the property they own or operate safe for patrons and visitors alike. If a New York property owner fails to follow the law and minimize hazards or dangers, a person can get injured, and those injuries can be life-changing. Anyone injured as the result of negligent premises liability should be aware of his or her rights and to what extent monetary damages may be awarded.
New York residents who have been injured in a slip, fall or other accident on a commercial or other private property may be considering filing a personal injury suit against the owner of the building where they were hurt. Knowing what types of evidence to collect may help people build a strong case in preparation for filing a premises liability suit against a property owner.
New York residents likely heard about the tragedy that occurred last month in Philadelphia when a 3-year-old girl was killed by a heavy security gate that fell on her. She and her mother were at Rita's Water Ice in north Philly when the metal gate detached from the store’s facade and crushed her.
A 14-year-old boy, who is both autistic and non-verbal, was still missing at the time of the report. He was last seen on surveillance tape leaving the Riverdale School in Long Island City on Oct. 4. Police as well as civilian volunteers have been combing the neighborhoods of Queens, Long island City and Greenpoint, distributing flyers and asking residents for help. The commanding officer of the Rego Park distinct calls finding the teen his "No. 1 effort." A law firm offered a $5,000 reward for the boy's safe return.
New York amusement park aficionados may want to know about a tragic accident in which a woman fell from the Texas Giant roller coaster at a Six Flags theme park. According to emergency personnel who responded to the scene of the accident, the woman was pronounced dead upon their arrival around 6:45 p.m. on July 19. Six Flags Entertainment Corporation - the parent company of the amusement park - released an e-mailed statement regarding the incident and has initiated an examination of the roller coaster involved.
Many New York residents rent their living spaces instead of buying them. When you sign a lease, you agree to the terms that your landlord has set. Your landlord, however, is responsible for adhering to New York laws regarding building maintenance and safety. When a landlord allows an inhabited building to fall into disrepair, he or she can be held accountable by both the city and the tenants.