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Blog Category Premises Liability

The Biggest Haunted House Injury Risks — And Are They Liable?

October 16th, 2020

“Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, the defendant knowingly invited my client to stay in a mansion inhabited by a homicidal spirit…”

The idea of an actual haunted house being the subject of a lawsuit is fairly amusing. But real-life haunted house attractions carry their own set of dangers that are anything but paranormal. Poorly lit stairwells, falling props, and overzealous actors can all cause injuries to visitors that go well beyond a good-natured scare.

There are over 1,200 haunted Read more

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Who Is Responsible When You Are Injured At The Gym?

February 8th, 2018

free weights dumbbell against a white backgroundYou may find it difficult to believe, especially if you’ve never experienced it, but injuries at the gym are pretty common. People may not fall on the floor and writhe in pain, but could experience sore muscles later in the day from a few too many reps. In other instances, someone could slip and fall in the shower, injuring themselves more severely.

Gyms are typically thought to be of as fairly safe places. Employees are available to teach people how … Read more

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Shoveling Safety: It’s Your Job to Get Rid of the Snow

December 18th, 2017

man shoveling snowForecasters are expecting a white Christmas this year. That means much of North Carolina can reasonably plan on digging out from at least under an inch or two. If you own your own home, it’s your job to get rid of snow and ice on common walkways like public sidewalks. If you don’t and someone falls, you could be the defendant in a premise liability lawsuit.

While you don’t want to find yourself in court, you also don’t want to … Read more

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Don’t Put Guests In Danger for the Sake of Decorating

December 8th, 2017

house decorated with lots of christmas lightsDecorating for the holidays has become a sort of competition in some neighborhoods. Thanks to social media and fantastic DIY sites, it’s easier than ever before to get ideas for decking the halls. While you are trying to outdo your neighbor this year, or maybe even just decorate a bit more outlandishly than you did last year, don’t forget that you need to make sure your home and property are safe for guests.

Premise liability is a type of personal … Read more

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Protecting Children on Playgrounds

September 27th, 2017

close up of little girl on a playground swingThe calendar says that it is officially autumn, but on a few days lately it has felt like mid-July. As we deal with summer-like temperatures, children are taking advantage by spending afternoons and evenings on the playground.

It’s not only families; drive past a school during your lunch hour and you may see little ones swinging from tires and climbing on monkey bars. Parents and teachers alike are taking every opportunity to get children outside before the cold weather sets in. … Read more

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Teen Dies from Amoeba at Waterpark – Is the Park Legally Responsible?

July 6th, 2017

Focus some part of young person are rafting in riverWhat should have been a day of fun and laughter turned deadly for an Ohio teenager who was visiting the U.S. National Whitewater Center in Charlotte, North Carolina in 2016. Lauren Seitz was whitewater rafting at the recreational facility when her raft overturned. While in the water she was exposed to a rare and deadly amoeba, Naegleria fowleri, which was growing in the manmade river.

She returned home, feeling sick. Just 11 days later, she died from a brain infection Read more

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