The holiday season is a wonderful time to break the routine of our daily lives and enjoy time with our families. With Thanksgiving behind us, we are now looking forward to Christmas and the New Year. Tradition has it that Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, marks the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. It is known as the busiest shopping day of the year and brings in around $50 billion of sales for stores. Black Friday dangers Retailers offer huge discounts and people get very excited about picking up a bargain. Sometimes this excitement can turn into a frenzy,Continue Reading
For most Americans, the Fourth of July is one of the best days of the year. It has become synonymous with fireworks, barbecue and having fun with family and friends. This post isn’t another safety lecture, because I know you’ve heard the warnings, maybe so often you’ve become immune. I just want to provide some useful information for those out there who will be injured, and according to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, there will be many. 230 people on average go the emergency room every day with fireworks-related injuries in the month around the July 4th holiday. ThatContinue Reading
The weather experts are predicting that our area will experience a very cold and snowy winter this year. Before you know it, winter will be upon us and we will all be needing our winter coats to keep us warm! Sadly, there are many adults and children in our community who do not have a winter coat to keep them warm. Can you imagine not having a coat to keep you or your child warm? To help ensure that none of our neighbors go without a coat this year, the Law Office of Gregory W. Bagen is conducting a coatContinue Reading
As we settle into the long winter ahead, we prepare for an increase in the numbers of injuries related to falls due to snow and ice. There is a common misconception that a property owner is automatically responsible for any injury that occurs on his property. In New York State, the law is very specific regarding the obligations of property owners to provide safe conditions.