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How Can a Crime Result in a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

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When you are the victim of a crime, you generally want to hold whoever is responsible for that crime accountable. While this obviously means bringing the perpetrator of the crime to justice, it may also mean holding those persons or entities responsible whose negligence contributed to or directly caused the crime to occur. In some instances, it may be possible to hold property owners and their agents accountable for their failures, which hopefully leads to measures that prevent this criminal activity from occurring in the future.

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Seven Common Reasons for Premises Liability Lawsuits

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Premises liability lawsuits are among the most common types of personal injury suits in the United States, accounting for more than one tenth of all civil lawsuits. These lawsuits involve any situation where someone is injured as a result of improper care of the area in or around someone else’s property. Here are seven of the most common reasons for premises liability lawsuits:

 

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Slip and Fall Due to Snow? Here’s What You Need to Know

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With the official start of Winter arriving, New Yorkers know the inevitable northeast snowfall is right around the corner. When visiting retail locations in the inclement weather, shoppers should be aware of the property owner’s liability for snow removal in case of a slip and fall.

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Swimming Pool Liabilities

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In the sweltering heat of the summer, many people find it refreshing to spend time swimming in their pools.  While pools provide great exercise, recreation and relaxation, accidents can occur as a result of negligence or horseplay.  Homeowners have a duty to take caution in preventing accidents, or then can be held liable.  Failure to exercise due care around the swimming pool can result in injury or drowning.  Drowning is the second leading cause of death in children under the age of fourteen.  It is important to always exercise good safety habits when you, your children or your guests are

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