At the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., Our Top Rated Personal Injury Lawyers Are Dedicated to Representing Individuals who Are Injured at Tourist Locations in and around the Buffalo, New York area.
New York State has countless tourist attractions, from its beautiful state parks and wineries to even bustling New York City itself. No individual desires their vacation to be impaired by an accident, but they do happen, particularly in popular areas where the tourist draw is high. The greater the number of people in a single area, the greater the chances of an accident occurring. A few of the most common accidents that can befall tourists are motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls, and food poisoning.
Jed Dietrich, Esq. has spent over twenty years working as a personal injury attorney, tackling countless personal injury cases across the Western New York area. Today, he and his team of elite personal injury lawyers are more than prepared to represent you in your tourist accident case. Their priority is to ensure that you receive compensation for your injuries. Call us today at (716) 839-3939 or visit us online for your free consultation. You will never be charged until we achieve a win for you!Tourist Motor Vehicle Accidents
According to statistics from NY.gov, over a recent two-year period, the average motor vehicle-related pedestrian injuries amounted to:
- 312 deaths;
- 3,027 hospitalizations; and
- 12,506 emergency department visits.
A motor vehicle-pedestrian accident occurs when a car comes into violent contact with an on-foot individual. In popular tourist locations, particularly those where pedestrian and motor vehicle traffic is high, an accident of this nature can easily arise. Operators of motor vehicles might not be paying attention or might easily become frustrated while searching for an empty parking spot in an unfamiliar area. In their frustration, they might engage in reckless driving and inadvertently strike another vehicle or individual. Similarly, pedestrians caught up in the excitement or confusion of a new location might not be paying attention to the dangers around them. For this reason, crosswalks can be a hazard for both pedestrians and motorists.
Even when practicing awareness, accidents can and do occur. For over two decades, Jed Dietrich, Esq. has worked as a personal injury attorney throughout the Buffalo, New York area. In that time, he has won countless cases for his clients, including a $1,350,000 settlement for a man who suffered injuries after a rear-end collision. If you are the victim of an accident in Buffalo, New York, or the greater New York area that resulted in personal injury, reach out to the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. today by calling us at (716) 839-3939 or visiting us online to schedule your FREE consultation.Tourist Slip and Fall Accidents
A slip and fall can happen anywhere, but whenever there are high numbers of pedestrians gathered, the risk becomes even greater. A slip and fall might happen as a result of a jostling crowd, slipping on spilled food or drink, or tripping over uneven surfaces. Public locations are responsible for warning their patrons of potential slip and fall hazards through the use of wet floor signs, cones, or caution tape. In some instances, a slip and fall can be the result of a lack of a proper guardrail. A guardrail is a type of barrier intended to protect individuals from falls. Typically at waist height, a guardrail is often placed on the open sides of staircases, walkways, or along the edges of severe drops. They provide a secure handgrip, as well as serving as an indication of a potential safety hazard.
The Residential Code of New York State (RCNYS) was established to provide a standard that buildings had to meet in order to be up to code. Under section R312 of the RCNYS, a guardrail is required on open stairways, porches, ramps, and raised surfaces that are 30 inches in height or taller. The guardrail itself must be at least 34 inches tall, roughly the height of an average person’s thigh. Guardrails are not required for stairs, porches, ramps, and raised surfaces that are less than 30 inches from the ground. However, if a building chooses to insert a guardrail in these instances, that is certainly within their rights. Section R312 of the RCNYS requires that all buildings comply with guardrail regulations. Failure to adhere to this requirement is a violation, and as such legal action can be brought against them for endangering the lives and wellbeing of others.
A slip and fall can be a negatively life-altering experience. In the event of a slip and fall, Jed Dietrich, Esq. is fully prepared to represent you. He and his team of top rated injury lawyers are aggressive, tenacious, and hardworking and will fight to obtain compensation on your behalf. Do not hesitate to reach out today at (716) 839-3939 or by visiting us online. Remember, YOU are always our first priority!Tourist Food Poisoning Accidents
No excursion is complete without a good meal. Following a long day of site seeing and exercise, a meal often comes as the cherry on the cake. There is always an inherent risk of contracting food poisoning from a restaurant, and while cases are fortunately infrequent, it remains a possibility.
Food poisoning is a common and usually non-life-threatening illness caused by eating food tainted by parasites or bacteria. An individual might contract food poisoning from eating undercooked food at a restaurant, a tainted pretzel at a hot dog stand, or bacteria caught from a food truck. The symptoms of food poisoning typically appear within 6-10 hours following a meal and can include vomiting, diarrhea, cramps, and nausea. While most cases are not serious, if the symptoms persist for more than three days or become worse in that time, it is strongly recommended that an individual seek out medical treatment.
There are a number of causes that can lead to food poisoning. Anything from improperly cooked food to employees not washing their hands or even contamination in the packaging process might leave bacteria or parasites on food. The best way to avoid food poisoning is to only eat in restaurants that are health certified and to ensure your hands are washed before touching food. If you or a loved one were the victims of food poisoning, you have a right to seek legal compensation for your injuries.
DID YOU, OR A LOVED ONE, SUFFER INJURIES FROM A TOURIST ACCIDENT IN BUFFALO, NEW YORK?
CALL JED DIETRICH, ESQ. AND HIS TEAM OF QUALIFIED BUFFALO, NEW YORK PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS AT (716) 839-3939 NOW TO OBTAIN THE HELP THAT YOU NEED!
Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at (716) 839-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Buffalo, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!