Motor vehicle accidents can happen in the blink of an eye. For any number of reasons, a driver may lose control of a vehicle and end up crashing into something. Sometimes accidents occur when road conditions are poor. Other times, an accident is the result of faulty brakes or improper maintenance. But often times, an accident is caused by a negligent or reckless driver. These can be among the most devastating accidents because they are often preventable.
Store owners in New York have a responsibility to keep their premises safe and free from hazards. Slippery floors should have proper signage, for example, and any other dangerous conditions should be repaired or blocked off so that people visiting the store are not injured. Unfortunately, too many property owners do not take this duty seriously and end up putting people in danger.