Recent Posts in Premises Liability Category

  • How Does Comparative Negligence Affect a Slip and Fall Case?

    When it comes to slip and fall cases, one must ask themselves: Who is responsible for my injury? Each year, thousands of people are involved in these accidents and may injure themselves quite seriously. In some cases, it may be quite difficult to determine liability. To be legally responsible, one of the following must be true: The owner of the premises must have caused the spill, must have known ...
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  • Premises Liability: What is it and What Legal Concepts Apply?

    Let’s say that somebody wanders onto a property and is injured in an accident that occurs there. When a person enters onto somebody else’s property, that person has a reasonable expectation to not get injured there. This means that property owners have a standard duty of care that they owe and are responsible for maintaining a relatively safe environment. Premises liability is the theory that ...
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  • Does My Homeowners' Insurance Cover Accidents That Occur Off My Property?

    What Does Homeowner’s Insurance Do? If you accidentally injure someone or damage their property, you may owe somebody a lot of money in damages. Home equity may look like money signs to some people, and attorneys are well versed in this. To help protect you, homeowner’s policies will usually provide coverage for accidents that happen on your property or those that occur away from home. Only ...
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  • Accidents on Dangerous or Defective Property

    Premises Liability accidents refer to ones that are caused by defective or dangerous property that happen either inside or outside a building. These accidents occur anywhere from commercial buildings and residences like private homes to public property like parks and streets. These properties can be dangerous for many reasons, including faulty design, bad construction, or having dangerous clutter ...
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  • Skiing and Snowboarding Accidents and Lawsuits

    There are many types of skiing and snowboarding injuries and many common causes of these accidents as well. Each year, people sustain injuries from the things they enjoy doing the most – and, in worst case scenarios, these situations sometimes even end in fatality. Injuries that result from these accidents range from relatively mild injuries like knee injuries and fractures to severe conditions ...
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  • Amusement Park Accidents

    Accidents happen all the time, even in places where we expect to be having the most fun. Amusement parks are really no exception. In fact, amusement park rides like roller coasters, water slides, and bumper cars can cause thousands of injuries each and every year! Injuries resulting from these accidents can range from cuts and bruises, to broken bones or severe head trauma – and even, in some ...
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  • Slip and Fall at School: How Do You Sue?

    Children spend almost as much time at school as they do at their homes, so it is inevitable that they may receive minor injury. In more serious cases, a child might suffer a slip and fall accident that warrants a personal injury lawsuit. It is important to note that when bringing a lawsuit against a school, there are additional steps necessary since a public school district is a government agency. ...
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  • Child Injured at Day Care: Should You Call a Lawyer?

    A child getting injured at day care is a common occurrence. Many parents wonder, when is a child injury a simple accident, and when should they call a lawyer? If you think you have a possible lawsuit against a day care , there are many variables that can affect your case. You could have a variety of possible defendants, including the person who caused the injury to your child, the staff member who ...
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  • What is Negligent Supervision?

    During a typical school week, a child usually spends more time at school than they do at home. Parents must rely on the school’s supervision to provide a safe experience for their children. Parents have the right to expect that their children will receive adequate supervision at school and at day care facilities, which means that schools and day care facilities have a legal obligation to make ...
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  • Injury Caused by Security Guards or Bouncers

    Security guards and bouncers have a very specific duty; to protect patrons at the bar or nightclub from unruly guests, to prevent crimes, and to control or eject rowdy guests without causing them injury. If a bouncer or security guard causes an injury , it can result in a very complicated lawsuit. Security guards and bouncers are required, like anyone else, to act with reasonable care when ...
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  • Playground Accidents and Injuries

    Learn about the different liability rules and fault scenarios that could stem from a playground accident. Each year in the United States, emergency departments treat more than 200,000 children ages 14 and younger for playground-related injuries . About 45 percent of playground-related injuries are severe, including fractures, internal injuries, concussions, dislocations, and amputations. ...
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  • The Facts About Teen Suicide

    Suicide is an important public health risk that affects every age group, even young people. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), suicide is the third leading cause of death for young people between ages 10 and 24. Suicide results in approximately 4,600 deaths each year. In addition, did you know : More youth die from suicide than from cancer, heart disease, AIDS, ...
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  • "Strict Liability" Dog-Bite Statutes

    Currently about half of the United States has dog-bite statutes which hold the owner accountable if their dog attacks someone or causes injury. These statutes hold the owner responsible even if the owner had no reason to believe the dog was dangerous. Dog-bite statutes are called “strict liability” statutes because the injured person does not have to prove that the dog’s owner necessarily did ...
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  • CA Court of Appeals Rules Against Premises Liability for Third Party

    This past June, a decision was reached in Joshua Haver et al. v. BNSF Railway Co (2014) 226 Cal.App.4th 1104, where a California Court of Appeal for the Second District held that a landowner has no duty of care to a third party who experienced asbestos exposure through a person who worked on the landowner’s premises. The case involved the deceased wife of former employee to a railway who had been ...
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  • Summer Safety

    The late summer is a time to get all your fun summer activities in, such as vacationing, swimming, barbeques, or going to amusement parks. It is important to take into account possible safety hazards that might cause accidents, turning a fun summer day into a tragic one. The extreme heat present in August can prove dangerous, as can unprotected swimming pools, food borne illness in poorly prepared ...
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  • Many Injured in Building Explosion

    Fires and explosions generate tremendous heat and energy, which can result in devastating physical injuries. Victims can be left with severe disabilities and permanent scars, causing them to endure months of very painful treatment. Thirty-two people were working at a chrome-polishing plant the other morning when they felt a huge explosion, followed by a wave of intense heat. Many workers rushed ...
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  • Liability of Day Care Provider- In Fatal Hit-and Run Accident

    For thousands of working parents, leaving their young children in the care of daycare providers is an everyday occurrence. When parents entrust their children into a daycare environment, they hope their children will be safe. No matter how carefully children are supervised, accidents can and do happen. This leaves the daycare owner open to liability exposure if a child is injured while under his ...
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  • Who is Liable for my Accident?

    Every winter, thousands of people hit the slopes on their skis and snowboards in search of excitement and adventure. With this in mind, how many recreational skiers and snowboarders are aware that these sports can be dangerous? How many recognize the extent of the inherent dangers involved? Skiing and snowboarding has become very popular in Southern California mountain areas over the last decade. ...
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  • Were you Injured on an Airplane during your Flight?

    It has been said that air travel is safer than riding in an automobile – and in most cases that is true. However, injuries do occasionally occur, especially when there is air turbulence. While turbulence causes a great deal of injuries, injuries have also been reported from baggage falling from overhead bins and encounters with moving food carts. Determining who will be held accountable from these ...
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  • The Playground can be Dangerous

    Every year thousands of children in the United States are treated in emergency rooms for playground injuries. Playground injuries occur in public playgrounds, schools and daycare centers. Injuries sustained in the playground can range from severe bone fractures, concussions, internal injuries, amputation, or dislocation to a simple bruise or scratch. Falls account for many accidents while some ...
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  • My Child Was Injured At School

    All property owners have a duty to exercise reasonable care to ensure that people on their property are safe. This applies to schools as well. In order for a school to be held responsible for a student’s injuries, the injured party must prove that the school failed to exercise reasonable care by its negligence or carelessness. Injuries on school grounds are fairly common. A study conducted by the ...
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  • I Fell On An Electrical Cord

    Premises liability refers to the owner’s legal responsibility to persons injured on his or her property. Did you trip and fall on an electrical cord that was in the wrong place at the wrong time? Were you injured? Tripping and falling are common accidents that can result in serious injuries, such as broken bones, fractured hips, spinal cord injury, brain injury, back injury and muscle and ligament ...
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