Tom Foley, a New York personal injury attorney, speaks about why he chose a career in personal injury law, and what he finds rewarding about it. He is a knowledgeable, driven attorney who is passionate about his practice.
With the widespread success of home-sharing companies like Airbnb comes a lot of questions and precarious situations. If someone is injured or damages property while occupying an Airbnb rental, determining liability is not always clear. If you are injured in an Airbnb rental, you have no assurance that Airbnb, the host or the host's landlord will be liable for negligence or compensate you for your injuries. Likewise, if you are an Airbnb host and a renter vandalizes your home or steals your property, you may find your homeowner's insurance policy inadequate to cover this type of harm.
Icy conditions in northern parts of the US often lead to dangerous conditions for pedestrians. In some cases, an injured pedestrian may be entitled to bring a lawsuit against a property owner for negligence. Property owners are responsible for adequately maintaining the conditions of the sidewalks and parking lots outside of their businesses or residences and ice and snow must be removed properly. Additionally, municipalities like the City of New York also have an obligation to maintain city-owned property in a reasonably safe condition.
While proving negligence is not always easy, you may be able to recover the cost of your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and the loss of your ability to engage in regular day to day activities.