Swimming pool

Summertime Safety: Should You Own a Swimming Pool Cover?

Summertime in Texas means days full of sunshine, high temperatures, and any activity that provides relief from the heat. As Texans prepare to face another sweltering summer, they need to be prepared for the serious and unfortunately common accidents that come with the season. Sadly, Texas leads the country in fatal swimming pool accidents. According…

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Coronavirus Injuries

Can Businesses Be Held Liable for Coronavirus Injuries and Deaths?

The Coronavirus-induced new reality that we’re living in has raised an understandably large amount of questions – even more so as states begin reopening. The presence of COVID-19 is likely to develop a new area of premises liability law that establishments will be confronting over the next several years regarding Coronavirus injuries. As community health…

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Officials Encourage Fire Safety During Cookout Season

It might be hot outside, but that doesn’t stop many people from partaking in their favorite summer activities. One of the most popular summer activities is of course to barbecue and grilling outdoors. While most people enjoy making memories and great food during barbecues, many also expose themselves to risks and dangers when dealing with…

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Hazards Inside of Grocery Stores

Hazards Inside of Grocery Stores

Supermarkets and grocery stores actually have a significant level of potential liability for personal injuries to customers, and that liability goes well beyond the potential liability from selling foods that cause illness, which should be obvious.

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Government Building Liability

Government Building Liability

For the most part, governments at every level, including federal, state, and municipal, are technically protected against personal injury claims that occur on their property under a doctrine called the sovereign immunity rule, which basically means a person can’t sue the government for injuries caused by its employees or which were incurred on its properties. Basically, since we technically own the government, we can’t sue ourselves.

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What is an Attractive Nuisance?

What is an Attractive Nuisance?

Normally, premises liability laws relieve a landowner of any liability for injuries sustained by those who have trespassed on the property. However, an exception to this rule exists in the attractive nuisance doctrine. According to this legislation, an owner may be held responsible if a child is injured on the property through certain conditions, even if the child is trespassing.

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Liability for Negligent Security

Liability for Negligent Security

Texas and New Mexico property owners, businesses, and apartment managers have a duty to protect their patrons and tenants to the best of their abilities under premises liability laws. When a person visits a store or other privately owned property, they are trusting that their safety will be a top priority. One of the responsibilities to uphold this trust includes providing adequate security to protect visitors from the threat of crimes.

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amusement park safety

Amusement Park Injuries

The final hot, sunny days of the Texas summer break are approaching and many families take their last vacation to amusement parks. While enjoying the ferris wheel, funnel cake, and fun times with your family, it can be easy to forget the potential dangers that lurk around the corners of theme parks, but situations do arise that can cause injuries or even death when proper precautions are neglected by staff members or the park’s management.

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