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Premises Liability Archives

Slip-and-fall accidents in nursing homes can cause serious injury

If there is one thing that is dangerous, it's having slick floors in a nursing home. The elderly already have difficulty walking in some cases, and they may use canes or walkers to help them get around. With slick floors, it's easy for those helpful medical devices to slip out from under them, leaving them injured on the ground.

Property owners need to prove safe staircases to visitors

Defective stairways can be found in many places, from the steps you take to get to the beach to the stairs that lead into the most luxurious of hotels. As you use them, you might slip on slick steps, trip over boards that have come loose or fall as a result of the railings that no longer support weight without moving.

You may have a claim if you fall outside a business

When it's snowing, it's hard to keep up with the slick conditions outside. While business owners may try to shovel sidewalks and salt areas to reduce the likelihood of ice developing, there's no guarantee that these conditions won't continue to build up.

Improper or negligent security could lead to an attack

If you have ever had to walk through an eerily deserted parking lot or public garage, chances are you have experienced a little anxiety at one time or another. It is a natural response to look over our shoulders when we are alone in a dark place or in a location known for criminal activity. While most of us would prefer to avoid such places altogether, sometimes our daily activities or our living arrangements place us to unsavory locations.

Questions about the psychology behind dog bites

When a dog owner witnesses their dog bite another person, perhaps a friend or a stranger, he or she may argue that they could never be held responsible because the dog has never bitten before. As the victim of a dog bite, you will probably be angry about the fact that a dog owner could claim to be not responsible for the actions of their pet.

Was an injury due to bad lighting the fault of the premises?

When you are in your own home, you have the responsibility to create a safe environment for yourself, your family and any visitors to your home. When you become aware of a potential danger, it is very likely that you will act immediately in order to make it safe. When you are on a private premises, such as a restaurant or a health club, it is the responsibility of the premises owner to ensure that the environment is safe.

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