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Category Archives: Premises Liability

What Is a Property Owner’s Responsibility in Preventing Slip and Fall Accidents?

Premises liability law imposes a duty on a property owner to act in a reasonable manner to discover and remedy dangerous hidden conditions that could cause harm to someone who lawfully enters the property. Let’s break that sentence down. Reasonable — A property owner is only responsible for accidents that happen because he is unreasonable,… Read More »

Does Online Shopping Increase the Risk of Dog Bites on Postal Carriers?

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette recently reported that the U.S. Postal Service has released data suggesting that dog bites of postal carriers are on the rise due to increased deliveries of goods purchased online. Reported dog attacks on letter carriers rose nationally in 2015 by a startling 782 over the previous year’s number, to a total of… Read More »

Look Out for Falling Merchandise!

Most consumers who stroll down the aisles of a supermarket or department store take their safety for granted. If they are at all concerned, it’s about hazards on the floor, not objects falling from above. Yet, thousands of consumers are injured each year by falling merchandise in supermarkets and big box stores. Several falling merchandise… Read More »

Tips For Preventing Swimming Accidents

During the summer months, most children spend a significant amount of time playing in pools, hot tubs and lakes. If your child is using your swimming pool or a neighbor’s pool this summer, be aware that the majority of pool-related deaths involve children in the home.  According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, children below… Read More »

Are Dog Bites Really Worth Suing Over?

Most people understand that when dogs bite, it often is not the dog’s fault. This is especially true when children are involved. In addition, a dog’s temperament and how it has been raised and trained play an important role, as well. However, dogs can be unpredictable — and a sweet house pet can still attack… Read More »

What You Need To Know About Premises Liability Claims

Premises liability claims arise when an individual is hurt on another party’s property. Any negligent action (or failure to act) by a property owner can be the cause for a premises liability claim. These types of cases can be complex, so it is essential to retain a premises liability attorney to help you understand all… Read More »