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Examining swimming pool owner liability

While spring serves as a sign of warmer weather and summer fun being on the horizon around the rest of the country, West Covina residents enjoy such activities all throughout the year thanks to California’s climate. One diversion that many associate with warmer months is swimming. Indeed, California is known for its large number of private swimming pools. Yet with pool ownership also comes the responsibility to keep people (particularly children) safe from the risks that pools present.

Lawsuit filed against multiple parties after tragic spa fatality

Californians are known for spending time outside in the warm, sunny weather. And with that lifestyle comes a lot of outdoor features and amenities at people's homes. For instance, there are over a million pools and spas across the state.

Common causes of slip-and-fall accidents

Slip-and-fall accidents are one of the most common personal injury claims in California and across the country. In order to understand this type of accident better, you should learn more about how and where they most often occur. At the law offices of Mauro Fiore, Jr., we see many people who have been involved in a slip and fall in many commercial locations, such as stadiums, department stores, office buildings, supermarkets and apartment buildings.

Who is liable for shopping injuries?

Every year Black Friday is recognized as the biggest shopping day of the year in California and across the country. As a store owner, you likely roll out major deals, and people flock to your store to get the best bargains. If you are like most store owners, you keep your doors locked to prepare for the sales while customers line up outside ready to rush in once you open. However, it is this rush and the overall set up of Black Friday and other large sales events that lead to horrifying headlines about injuries and even deaths every year.

Shopping carts pose a risk to children

For parents in West Convina, a quick trip to the grocery store with the family can quickly turn to tragedy due to shopping cart accidents. Shopping carts have been known to cause harm to children, and in some cases can lead to devastating injuries that may significantly impact a child’s life for years to come. That’s why it’s vital that parents are aware of the dangers that shopping carts pose, as well as important safety tips that can decrease the risk of serious physical harm.

What is a slip-and-fall accident?

California business owners may not have to deal with bad winter weather and the ice and snow that come with them, but that does not mean that they do not have to deal with slip-and-fall accidents. Wet floors are a big hazard, but there are other things that can contribute to a fall. According to Nationwide, one of the most preventable issues in a business environment are slip-and-fall accidents. If you are a business owner, you should make sure that you are familiar with this type of accident and what it can mean for your business if a customer or employee has an accident on your property.

The link between slip-and-fall accidents and brain injuries

California business owners and property owners have a responsibility to keep their spaces free from debris and other matter than may cause someone to slip and fall. Slip-and-fall accidents can cause serious injuries, including traumatic brain damage. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that falls are the number one cause of traumatic brain injury in the U.S. If someone should slip, fall and injure themselves while patronizing a store or walking across a property, the owner of that store or property may be held liable for any injuries that occur.

California’s seniors increasingly seeking treatment for falls

Slips and falls affect thousands of California’s seniors each year, and new statistics about the rising number of seniors in the state seeking treatment for falls has safety advocates looking for ways to help combat the growing problem. According to the Sacramento Bee, part of the issue lies in the fact that once a senior falls once, he or she is more likely to fall again. Furthermore, it may set off a chain of events stemming from the fear of falling. A person may become less active thinking this will reduce the risk of a fall, but this actually leads to weaker muscles and a higher chance of another event.

Slip and fall accidents can cause terrible injuries

Have you ever been to the supermarket and as you are walking down the dairy aisle, you watch as a customer drops a gallon of milk? The liquid spills everywhere and covers the floor, creating a wet, slick surface that would be dangerous for anyone to walk on, let alone unsuspecting shoppers. This situation, as comical as it may seem to some, is indicative of the premises liability risks that commercial property owners face.

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