PREMISE LIABILITY

Inadequate Security & Premises Liability

Submitted by jrlaw on Aug 26th, 2014

Security is a big issue with many property owners and managers. When customers or visitors are injured as the result of inadequate security, those owners can face charges under premises liability laws. While they are not always responsible for those injuries, there are many instances in which the lack of security is a real issue.

Balcony Collapses, Falls and Defective Railing

Submitted by jrlaw on Aug 21st, 2014

Have you been injured in a fall from a balcony? Wondering who is liable for such an accident?

Falls From BalconiesBalcony accidents are generally uncommon, but can easily result in catastrophic injuries or even wrongful death.

It’s estimated that there are close to 50 million wooden decks and balconies in the United States, most of which are over 25 years old.  These pose a risk to the general public, making balcony accidents all the more likely.

These types of accidents happen due to a number of reasons such as:

Injuries at the Gym

Submitted by jrlaw on May 28th, 2014

Texas Gym Injury AttorneyGoing to the gym is just part of the workweek for many Texans. Getting and staying fit can be a continuous endeavor, and there’s nothing as distressing as suffering an injury due to negligence while working out.

There are lots of ways in which you can get injured at the gym. Things like defective equipment can cause serious injuries which may land you in hospital, leaving you with expensive bills as well as lost wages due to being absent from work for a certain amount of time.

Slip and Fall Accidents at Target

Submitted by jrlaw on Jan 8th, 2014

Retailers face injury claims based on premises liability law quite frequently, and Target is certainly no exception. It can sometimes be difficult to understand who is truly (and legally) at fault when these things occur, and that is because premises liability law is a bit complex. Thousands of people are injured on an annual basis as a result of falling on a slippery or dangerous floor, stairs, or other surface. This can sometimes even include ground that is uneven enough to have the potential for causing a trip and fall accident.

Slip and Fall Accidents at Home Depot

Submitted by jrlaw on Dec 5th, 2013

Have you been hurt in a trip or slip and fall accident at a Home Depot store? Interested in your legal options?

If you’ve suffered a personal injury, you no doubt understand the hardships that go along with it. You may require hospitalization or surgery, miss work, and you may suffer lifelong disability. When it comes to a slip and fall at a store, you may be able to recover monetary compensation from the store or premises owner.

Walmart Slip & Fall Accidents

Submitted by jrlaw on Nov 19th, 2013

Were you hurt in a Walmart trip and fall accident? Are they not taking your claim seriously? Have they outright denied your claim?

Walmart Trip and Fall InjuryWithin the last few decades Walmart has been one of the top grocery store competitors and is still increasing in customers every day.  Walmart is a family owned business controlled by the Walton family and brings much value to the world.  In fact, Walmart is now the largest grocery retailer in the United States.

Getting Help with a Work Injury

Submitted by jrlaw on May 8th, 2013

Did you know that, if you’ve been injured in the workplace, you may have legal grounds to sue? Employers have an obligation to provide a safe workplace and proper training for workers. When they do not, they may open themselves up to being sued for liability. These lawsuits may be able to help you recover the costs of your injuries in regards to medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and more. To get help with one of these claims, however, you need to make sure you’re using the right lawyer.

Knowing the Stats

OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, compiles detailed statistics on workplace injuries. The common causes of these injuries will likely not surprise anyone who’s worked a dangerous job. They tend to occur in situations where there’s a bad tendency on the part of employers to cut corners and where the work itself is already quite dangerous.

Important Statistics on Slip and Fall Injuries

Submitted by jrlaw on Apr 10th, 2013

Slip and fall injuries are likely more dangerous and more common than you think. In the workplace, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have found that 15% of all injuries are related to a slip and fall. This isn’t too surprising. More than 17,000 people will lose their lives every year because of a slip and fall injury. This shocking number could be avoided if some premise owners were more careful about the situations that they set up simply because of the way that they maintain the premises for which they are responsible.

Where Do They Occur

As is already stated by the statistics, slip and fall injuries are particularly prevalent in people’s workplaces. This can happen for a multitude of different reasons.

Fast Food Restaurant Sued Over Slip and Fall

Submitted by jrlaw on Mar 26th, 2013

Slip and fall injuries are very common reasons behind premise liability lawsuits. A recent case filed in West Virginia alleges that a woman took a spill in a restroom at a fast food restaurant and suffered medical costs and other hardships as a result.

Because people tend not to understand the severity of the injures that people oftentimes sustain as results of slip and fall injuries, it’s sometimes easy to dismiss these claims as frivolous. This is not at all the case, as this lawsuit illustrates.

The Dangers of Slip and Fall Injuries

Submitted by jrlaw on Feb 6th, 2013

Slip and fall injuries are likely more dangerous than you think. In fact, CDC figures reveal that more than 17,000 people lose their lives every year because of a slip and fall injury. These injuries are also associated with serious injuries, including broken bones, broken backs and, in the worst cases, even death.

You may have heard a term that's recently become very prevalent in the media, traumatic brain injuries (TBI). TBIs are most associated with veterans returning from the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, but they happen at home, too, and they happen quite a lot in conjunction with slip and fall injuries. In slip and fall injuries, TBIs are the actual causes of death of more than 40% of the falls that take the lives of the elderly.

As you can see, taking a spill in a restaurant, retail store or other commercial location is oftentimes a legitimate reason to sue. When the owners of such an establishment fail to properly safeguard their customers against harm, the consequences can be severe, even deadly.

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