Slip-and-fall accidents happen every day due to a lack of warning signs, excessively wet floors, poorly maintained property and a host of other reasons. However, a property owner who is accused of negligence when you slip and fall may try to shift the blame onto you.
Amusement parks can be a great place to spend a few hours, or even all day. You get to try your hand at challenging games, and if you hit the sweet spot, win a huge prize. The rides, too, are a lot of fun and range from tame to spine-tingling.
Visiting amusement parks can be a great way to spend time with family and friends and create new memories, but in some cases, those innocent trips to the amusement park end in tragedy. Many Americans mistakenly assume that, because they are open and operational, amusement parks, their rides and everything else inside are inherently safe.
You may consider your neighbor's nuisances at times, especially if they throw loud parties or park in front of your house. However, there is a legal term called an "attractive nuisance," and it involves something that is potentially dangerous on personal property. You and other Californians who have children should understand homeowner responsibilities regarding attractive nuisances.
Premises liability cases entail sustaining an injury on public property, or private property you have a legal right to be on, due to the owner's negligence. Accidents can be the result of lack of maintenance, improper construction, obstructions, poor security measures or other dangerous conditions.
Chances are that you have slipped (or tripped) on something and fallen at least once. In fact, spend some time around children learning to walk, and it is amazing how often they fall and how resilient their bodies are.
While there are certain factors that increase everyone’s odds of falling down, such as insufficient lighting, cluttered pathways and icy sidewalks, you face an even greater chance of taking a tumble as you age. At the Law Offices of Mauro Fiore, Jr., we have a firm understanding of the reasons seniors are more likely to fall and suffer injury than those across other age groups, and we have helped many older Americans seek recourse after suffering injury because of someone else’s negligence.
If you fall down the steps heading out the door of a shop or become the victim of an assault on someone's property, knowing the basics of premises liability will help you navigate in the months following the incident. California residents who find themselves injured on someone else's property may seek monetary compensation for medical expenses, emotional trauma and more. If you choose to go this route, you will primarily attempt to prove the business owner was negligent in maintaining the property, and the negligence was a substantial factor in causing harm.
California residents expect that the places they go to are safe. Be it the grocery store, an art museum, a theater, their doctor's office, or any other place, they do not expect the property's maintenance and upkeep to be so poor as to present a danger to their health or safety. If, however, they are injured, such as by falling on a wet floor or sidewalk, or if, for instance, one of their vehicle's tires is ruined because of a jagged pothole in the parking lot, they may wish to sue for monetary damages.
As the holiday season begins, many people will host guests in their California homes. Homeowners have an obligation to ensure the safety of their guests. A previous blog discussed the situations in which people are responsible for an injury. This blog will explain how people can keep injuries from occurring at their homes.