A woman who was injured when she fell on a city sidewalk was recently awarded a $48,000 settlement. The woman sued the California city after her fall two years ago. In order to prevail in a slip\-and\-fall lawsuit, the person must be able to show that the accident occurred due to the property owner's negligence.
After tripping on the sidewalk and falling, one former mayor's wife is suing the city that her husband once served. A trip\-and\-fall lawsuit has been filed against the city of San Diego, California on behalf of its former mayor's wife. The woman claims that she suffered serious injury in the fall, which caused her breast implants to rupture.
In California and elsewhere, an accident can happen at any moment. Something as simple as a cracked sidewalk can cause a slip\-and\-fall accident that leaves a victim with lifelong suffering. As such, property owners have a certain duty to take reasonable measures to protect those lawfully on their property. A failure to take such measures that then results in an accident can result in a civil lawsuit.
A landscaping company located in another state has filed their objections to a slip\-and\-fall accusation made against them in court. The plaintiff in this case claims that the company was contracted for snow removal services and failed to properly remove the snow, causing injury. The plaintiff was an employee at a convenience store, where she fell after slipping on ice and snow. Slip-and-fall accidents are also an issue in the state of California.
Most people assume that accidents in parking lots are fender benders. While true, many are, fender benders are not the exclusive source of tort liability in parking lots, especially in the winter. This post will go over the types of situations that arise in parking lots and how might recover compensation in each scenario.
Music venues and open-air concerts are among the biggest draws for crowds and frivolity. Likely you or someone you know has been to a music festival. When you go to these festivals, you never expect to get injured, let alone seriously. Unfortunately, injuries at these festivals occur frequently.
Premises liability or "slip and falls," get a bad reputation and are thus subject to a series of unfortunate myths. This post will go over some of these myths so, hopefully, you don't fall prey to any of them. Premises liability refers to the responsibility that property owners bear when a person on their property is injured due to their negligence. It is steeped in simple logic; the landowner is the person best placed to discover and prevent dangers. Therefore the burden is on the landowner if a visitor is injured.
Suing someone sounds like it is straightforward; they did or failed to do something that resulted in your injury. You should be able to hold them accountable for your injuries but when it comes to suing governments an entirely different set of rules apply. Governments are considered "sovereign" which means that they are immune from most types of litigation. This post will go over how you pursue litigation against the federal government.
A few years ago one of Carnival Cruise Lines ships, the Triumph, famously broke down and had to be towed back to port. Over 4,000 passengers and crew told stories about electrical failures, plumbing failures, low food, and no ventilation. What many people found fascinating was that to compensate the victims of the breakdown, Carnival only offered a refund and a voucher for another cruise. But what you may not know is that most destination vacations, including cruise lines, include language that limits their premises liability. This post will go over the legal details of premises liability.
When you enter through the doors of the company you work for and the floors are slippery, you may notice the caution sign to refrain from walking on the wet floor. However, some companies may forget to place those signs on the main floor. People may slip on wet surfaces, fall on broken pavement or trip on rolled up mats.