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Banana Peel Challenge Goes Viral

Retail stores and other businesses are diligent about wiping up spills and removing other hazards that could result in slip and fall accidents. You often see signs that caution about wet floors. Certainly enough people have slipped on banana peels that scenes of slipping and falling on one are staples of cartoons and comedy shows.

Recently, TIME magazine published an article about You Tube videos of young people taking the “banana peel challenge.” Are banana peels slippery? Can you fall on them? Absolutely, and you see any number of teenagers flying up in the air in videos as they slip on a banana peel. Furthermore, the banana peel challenge has gone viral.

The irony of self-inflicted banana peel injuries is now another documented fact on the internet. No need for further proof. We do not recommend you try it.

What are your rights regarding injuries caused by property hazards?

It’s one thing to self-inflict injury and quite another to become an injured victim due to a hazard on someone else’s property.

In fact, under New York State laws:

  • Property owners have an obligation to repair hazards and keep property safe so people do not suffer injury.
  • If a hazard is present, you often see signs to warn you about the fact.
  • When property owners fail to take responsibility for hazards within a reasonable amount of time, and someone suffers injury, the injured party has the right to file a lawsuit to recover damages.

Accident victims should seek legal counsel to find out about recourse whenever their injuries or a loved one’s are serious.