Archive for January, 2011

Winter Hazards: Icy Walkways/Slip & Fall

Monday, January 31st, 2011

According to the National Safety Council, more than 1 million people experience a slip, trip or fall each year. These injuries are one of the leading causes of emergency room visits.

With the tremendous amount of snowfall we receive in New York, many pedestrians are forced to walk on snow-covered streets, which  may result in serious injuries and even death to loved ones. 

Learn more from our Slip and fall lawyers.

Property owners are responsible for ensuring that their property, including parking lots and sidewalks, are maintained and that all snow and ice is removed to avoid possible safety hazards. Property owners are allowed a “reasonable” amount of time to remove the snow and ice, because it is not practical to expect a sidewalk to remain completely free of snow and ice during a snow storm. However, once the snow stops falling, it is the property owner’s obligation to ensure the safety of those who use their walkways.  

Steve Barnes explains premises liability in this video.

If you or a loved one has suffered injuries after a slip and fall accident, it is important to contact a personal injury law firm with experience in slip and fall cases.  Contact Cellino & Barnes today, 800-621-2020.

Cellino & Barnes College Scholarship Program

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Cellino & Barnes will begin accepting applications for our 2011 College Scholarship Program on February 1, 2011.
This scholarship fund awards $1,000 to 100 deserving students who live in the 20 counties surrounding Western New York. The application period begins in February and ends on June 15, 2011.  The winners will be notified by mid-July.  To view last year’s winners, click on:  Cellino & Barnes 2010 College Scholarship Winners.
Since the College Scholarship Program began in 2004, Cellino & Barnes has awarded over $700,000 to area high school seniors.
Ross Cellino & Steve Barnes are proud to support our community.

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Classroom Scholarship Program Has Come to a Close

Friday, January 7th, 2011

The 2010 Classroom Scholarship Program has come to a close.  The winner are listed on our website.  Thank you to everyone who participated in the program.  We look forward to your return in 2011.

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