Summertime is fun time, however enjoying the summer months can introduce risks. Don’t worry, we’re not suggesting you stay on your couch. Just be aware of your surroundings, and if an accident happens, be informed of your rights. In this issue of our newsletter, we’re sharing several seasonal stories that will help you keep the safety of you and yours top-of-mind.
Summertime Supervision at Camps and Resorts Camps and resorts offer a host of fun activities, but summer fun can turn hazardous when there is inadequate supervision or signage. Proprietors of camps and resorts are responsible for keeping guests, employees and volunteers safe from bodily injury or property loss that could happen on their premises. Read more >>
Motorists Are Responsible for Looking Out for Bicyclists–Even When They’re Not Driving Every year more than 15,000 people walking and biking are injured by drivers on New York City streets. We typically associate crashes with moving vehicles, but “dooring” can be equally dangerous. In New York City and New York State, opening a vehicle door into moving traffic is a violation of the Vehicle and Traffic Law. Read more >>
Organized Events Can Be Hazardous, Whether You’re a Participant or Not Organized events cause increased pedestrian traffic, and event coordinators need to take proper safety precautions when laying out the course to protect participants and non-participants alike. Read more >>
Trying Out Sports Equipment? Insist on Safety When you’re spending hundreds or even thousands of dollars on outdoor gear, for example in-line skates or bicycles, it is not uncommon to test-drive the gear before you buy it. When retailers allow customers to test equipment before purchase, they are responsible for providing safe circumstances for evaluation. Read more >>