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Premises Liability Archives

Potholes in sidewalks pose big risks for pedestrians

You count on the sidewalks to be safe for walking when you are out and about in town. When there are defects in the sidewalk, such as potholes, they become more of a liability instead of a benefit. There are some very real risks that come with potholes in sidewalks. If you ever walk around, make sure that you are aware of these.

Premises conditions can lead to dangers for shoppers and others

The conditions of a shopping center's grounds can have a direct impact on how safe customers can remain as they shop. There are many different hazards that might occur at these locations. When the holiday shoppers are out in full force, it is imperative that property owners take steps to keep everyone safe.

Take action if you are injured on Black Friday or any day

For the next six weeks, the stores are likely going to be very busy. Up until Christmas and Hanukkah, people are going to try to find the perfect gifts for loved ones. In the weeks after the holidays, people will be exchanging the gifts they received. Each trip to the store during these times can be a test in patience. They can also be dangerous.

Who is responsible for keeping a place safe to walk through?

It's important to remember that you face a significant risk of more than just overspending this holiday season. If a store isn't well-maintained, its parking lot is badly deteriorated or there are just generally dangerous people hanging around a shopping center, you could be at risk of serious physical injury.

Attractive nuisances are only one factor to consider

We recently discussed some of the points of an attractive nuisance and what the concept means when there is an injury due to one. It is imperative that you consider this concept if your child is injured on another person's property, but it isn't the only thing that you need to consider.

Premises liability: What is the attractive nuisance doctrine?

If you have small children, you probably realize that they are very curious and attracted to things that are not always safe. Sometimes, this curiosity becomes irresistible, leading children to wander onto someone else's property to explore. In terms of the law, these are known as attractive nuisances.

Your status on a property might affect compensation claims

Nobody goes somewhere thinking that they are going to hurt while they are there. When an injury on another person's property occurs, the question of who is liable for the damages might come up. This is especially important if you are planning to seek compensation for the damages.

Premises liability cases are serious and complex

Premises liability is something that can be rather complex. In many cases, these accidents involve a business that didn't take any precautions to prevent an accident. Think about how serious an injury could be if a heavy pallet of merchandise fell from an upper shelf and landed on your head.