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August 2014 Archives

Can New York property owners be liable for injuries?

When a guest checks into a New York City hotel, they expect to be able to have a safe and comfortable stay. Shoppers in New York City also have reasonable expectations to be able to enter a store and not get injured. Generally, property owners in New York are responsible for providing their guests and visitors with a safe environment. Unfortunately, accidents do happen and people do get seriously injured on property owned by others. When an injury occurs, the victim may wonder whether they can hold the property owner liable for their injury.

New York pedestrian severely injured in hit-and-run accident

Some of the most tragic accidents involve drivers who leave the scene of an accident after injuring or killing someone. Pedestrian accidents in particular can cause very serious injuries. One man was recently charged with a hit-and-run after an accident that left one pedestrian injured on North Franklin Turnpike.

Tony Stewart accident may lead to civil liability

Earlier this month, former NASCAR champion Tony Stewart was involved in an accident on the racetrack, which killed fellow driver Kevin Ward Jr. The two drivers were racing in a sprint-car race at Canandaigua Motorsports Park in New York when Stewart's car clipped Ward's car. Ward's car then hit the wall, cut a tire and spun out of control. The officials raised a caution flag to tell drivers to slow down. Ward proceeded to walk onto the track, most likely to confront Stewart about what had just happened. Unfortunately, that's when Stewart's car hit Ward and killed him.

New York accidents often caused by negligence

Booming businesses and popular tourist attractions have made New York one of the busiest cities in the world. Because of the hustle and bustle of big city life, many car accidents occur in the city every year. Car accidents are caused by a variety of factors, but it is the court's job to figure out who is legally responsible for the accident so that they can be held liable for any damages that are incurred.

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