The winter was harsh and lasted longer than usual. Molly, mother of three
beautiful children, excitedly anticipates the opening of the town pool.
The spring and summer days spent at the pool bring a welcomed respite for her.
Emma, a bustling six year old, returns to her favorite past time now that
spring is here – swinging on her pink swing that hangs from the
tree in her front yard. She especially loves to watch neighbors walk by
with their dogs as she pushes and pumps her legs to soar higher and higher.
Anticipating the end of school and the beginning of summer camp, Isabella
recalls her favorite things about summer camp from the preceding year
– field trips to state parks and museums! Riding a big yellow bus
was so much more fun when going to these destinations as compared to the
ride to and from school each day.
The work grind is relentless for Bart, regardless of the time of year;
ten-hour days are the norm for him. Such will surely continue throughout
the spring and summer. The good thing, however, is that he will be able
to take his annual two week vacation to Aruba. Leaving his apartment in
the city for two weeks always made him a bit uneasy. He hadn’t any
family in town and maintaining relationships is hard given his work schedule.
So it is easy to understand why he did not have anyone to watch his place
for him. Regardless, he needs to let it go and enjoy the good life in
Aruba for a much needed vacation every year.
Molly, Emma, Isabella and Bart are feeling much the way most people feel
this time of year. For most people, the fun of warm weather months will
pass by perfectly; however, experienced Kingston, New York
personal injury attorneys know that warm weather brings unique types of injuries to people while
they are outdoors and away from their homes.
Consider Molly and her children from above. On the national level, more
than a thousand children under the age of five die while engaged in swimming
related activities annually. Short of death, another five thousand or
more of these young swimmers are hospitalized for swimming related injuries.
Whether a swimmer’s death or injury was due to lack of supervision,
electrocution, improperly maintained diving boards, poorly trained lifeguards,
and the like, the owners and or operators of the swimming facility can
be held liable for the death and or injury.
Many children are just like Emma above – they love man’s best
friend. The troublesome fact remains, nonetheless, that dogs can be vicious
to all people, even if they are acquainted with one another. Emma might
see the same dog day in and day out without incident, but then one day,
the dog attacks her.
Dog bites can end up being very severe. Once healed, the scars may remain for the
rest of the victim’s life.
In New York, even if a dog has never bitten before, the first instance
of an attack can trigger owner liability for the victim’s injuries.
As long as the dog in question has previously shown, “vicious propensities”,
a dog’s first and only attack upon a human very well may lead to
court awarded compensation to the victim.
Most of us fondly remember summer camp just like Isabella does. At such
a young age, many children do not know how vulnerable they are. Children
are much smaller than adults, and they do not have the knowledge and experience
that older people have earned. Additionally, their little bodies are often
not thought of when cars, truck, and buses are designed. And of course,
many buses do not have safety belts.
Many children like Isabella will be harmed in bus accidents as well as
other types of roadway accidents during the warm weather seasons. If negligence
caused their harm, they can be compensated by a court of law.
The same holds true for Bart if negligent security in his building leads
to him being harmed. Negligent maintenance and security of a hotel or
other types of lodging establishments may also allow him to sue the negligent
parties if he is harmed there from.
Our personal injury attorneys at
Mainetti, Mainetti, and O’Connor, P.C. have over 100 years of combined experience working with victims of personal
injury accidents throughout New York. We understand how to effectively
represent clients who have been injured in serious car accidents, particularly
throughout the Mid-Hudson Valley region in Kingston, Poughkeepsie, and
Newburgh where we have offices. If you or a loved one has been injured
in a personal injury accident, please do not hesitate to
contact us by calling 845-340-HURT (4878), or by using our
convenient contact form.