Parents Beware – be careful while attending your next little league game or practice. We all know that those participating in athletic activities assume the risks that those activities entail. But what about spectators or bystanders to athletic events? To what extent do they assume the risks of athletic events.
The New York courts have previously determined that nurses who have been negligently exposed to the HIV virus through a scientifically accepted method of transmission of the virus may recover damages for emotional distress because of the fear of developing AIDS. But one appellate court has limited the time period
The primary assumption of risk doctrine provides that those who engage in sporting or recreational activities consent to the commonly appreciated risks which are inherent in and arise out of the nature of that sport or activity. It thus acts as a bar to a defendant’s liability based on that
When someone voluntarily engages in sporting events or athletic activities, the primary assumption of risk doctrine will bar a personal injury lawsuit to recover for injuries sustained from conduct or conditions which are inherent in that activity. An interesting case involving assumption of risk and injuries sustained by a road
Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) is damage to the spinal cord that results in a loss of function such as mobility or feeling. Spinal cord injuries are often caused by accidents. Many times, these injuries result from motor vehicle accidents. They can also be caused by a variety of other accidents,
Structural Defects Structural damages to a building, often due to age or wear and tear, can be a significant cause of injury. Uneven steps, parking lot potholes, cracked sidewalks, broken tiles, or torn carpeting can create dangerous situations for visitors to a building. As noted earlier, to prove negligence, you
Slip & Fall Injuries May Involve: Walkways Ramps Stairs Playing Surfaces Grates/Roller Skating Rinks Escalators Sports Fields & Surfaces Dance Floors Showers Bathtubs Ladders Footwear Scaffolds Mats and Carpets There are Four Types of Slip and Fall Accidents: Trip-and-fall accidents, where there is a foreign object in the walking path