People in New York may think that now that summer is here and wintertime ice and snow are a thing of the past, that people generally won't suffer a slip-and-fall accident outdoors. However, it is entirely possible to encounter outdoor conditions leading to a slip-and-fall accident even in the summertime. Therefore, it is important to know who may be held responsible for a slip-and-fall accident, should the accident victim choose to pursue a premises liability claim.
You make your way down a crosswalk to reach the other side of the street. From the corner of your eye, you see a car head in your direction. When you look up, the car is right next to you, and in a split second, you are on the ground.
When people are behind the wheel in New York and across the nation, there are many activities they will take part in that place themselves and others at risk. Included is driving while under the influence, driving while distracted and drowsy driving. This is risky and happens all-too frequently, but the statistics as to how often drivers behave this way are even more troublesome. If there has been a crash with injuries and death, it is imperative to know whether these behaviors were a factor.
When on the road in Staten Island and throughout New York City, it is common to see drivers who are behaving recklessly and making illegal maneuvers in their vehicles. There are many reasons for this including distraction, driving under the influence or simply being in a rush. When drivers are behaving in such a way, it can cause auto accidents with serious injuries and fatalities. Considering the litany of problems people can face after these crashes including medical costs, the inability to work and more, a lawsuit is vital when thinking about compensation.
For New Yorkers who want to avoid driving and prefer not to take public transportation, ride sharing apps are a major convenience. Uber, Lyft and other entities that offer these services have grown exponentially in recent years, largely because so many people use them. It is believed to be a safe alternative especially if the passenger has had a night on the town or needs to multitask and does not want to behave in a dangerous way behind the wheel. However, with this convenience comes the need to trust that the vehicles are in proper condition. As a new study from Consumer Reports shows, many are not.