Owners of businesses, such as restaurants and grocery stores, have a responsibility to protect their clients and keep them safe from injury. Unfortunately not all owners make sure that their premises are safe. Slip-and-fall accidents are not uncommon and customers often suffer more serious injuries than most people think.
California resident may be surprised at the severity of injuries that can result from a fall on damaged walkways. While a broken pavement, damaged sidewalk or a pothole in a parking area can cause customers to shopping areas or visitors to other public facilities to trip and fall, it is equally hazardous to wheelchair users. Owners of properties at which the general public is welcomed have a responsibility to provide safe environments for all.
Why can't hotel guests open the windows in their rooms completely in California and across the United States? A security consultant says that, in the majority of states, building codes contain restrictions on how wide hotel windows may open in order the make rooms more secure. Windows that only open slightly make trip\-and\-fall accidents through them nearly impossible.
A duty lies on the relevant authorities or owners of buildings to keep visitors to stadiums, shoppers in shopping malls and even pedestrians walking on pavements safe from injury by ensuring all possible hazards are eliminated. Anyone in California who has been seriously injured in a trip\-and\-fall accident, or similar mishap, may have grounds to file a civil claim against the owner or relevant authority. A wrongful death claim has recently been filed by a family in another state approximately a year after a father of five fell to his death at a stadium.
Many people use bicycles to get around for a variety reasons, ranging from fitness and health to economical constraints. Unfortunately, cyclist also face numerous hazards on their journeys. One such a hazard, which often may go unnoticed, is the danger of broken and uneven pavement.
Slipping or tripping and then falling is at best very embarrassing, but when it happens in public, one often feels like a fool, jump up and think "how stupid of me." Few people may stop to think about who was at fault. Interestingly slip\-and\-fall injuries are quite a common occurrence, constituting a large percentage of all injuries relating to shopping and often not the fault of the victim.
The potential for premises liability is overwhelming, as it can happen just about everywhere. Any uneven surface, albeit in a parking lot or building, or cluttered spaces can result in slip\-and\-fall accidents. California consumers have a right to expect that owners and landlords ensure that their premises are safe.
A couple has filed a suit in another state against Macy's Department Stores after the woman claims to have fallen in one of the chain's locations. According to the report, she tumbled to the floor because a bead, which was left in the aisle, rolled underneath her foot. The two have made allegations of negligence in the slip\-and\-fall case. Similar cases are heard every day in the state of California.
A woman has been awarded over 2 million dollars after injuring her foot and hip at a Home Goods store. According to her suit, she was hurt while trying to return a couple of items to the furniture shop. The slip\-and\-fall accident occurred at the store's Fresno, California, location.
A trial against Walgreens, the pharmacy store chain, has been continued in court. The trip\-and\-fall case was first filed in Sept. 2015. The plaintiff is suing for $75,000 on allegations of negligence. Although this lawsuit is pending in another state, many similar claims are filed in California every year.