Alameda shoppers, like so many others around the country, love to hunt for deals on Black Friday. Although more and more are shopping online these days, brick-and-mortar stores still do their best to lure in bargain hunters before the holidays. Unfortunately, Black Friday shopping in the stores can pose some serious risks to customers' health and safety, particularly when a negligent property owner fails to account for hazardous conditions.
Dog bites can cause serious injuries that are costly to treat. Dog attack injuries were responsible for over $600 million dollars in homeowner's insurance claims in 2016. A recent report by the Insurance Information Institute (III) notes that the prevalence of dog bites has increase in recent years.
California workers at facilities that have small drips, leaks and spill may face a challenge keeping those spills contained. The challenge is twofold because the spills create a surface that could lead to falls and are also an environmental hazard.
A California district attorney announced on March 29 that no criminal charges would be filed in a case involving a balcony collapse at a Berkeley apartment buiding. The accident occurred on June 16, 2015. It injured seven students and killed six.
According to reports, a famous pianist whose fingertip was severed by a faulty bathroom door at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood has settled the lawsuit she filed against the theater and its non-profit owner. The woman's fingertip on her middle finger of her left hand was reportedly severed on April 11, 2014, when she went to the venue to attend a film screening.
As California residents may know, maintaining the floor in a business correctly may help avoid falls and slipping. Reviewing floor maintenance procedures and making improvements might help. From choosing the proper floor cleaners and checking for needed floor repairs to planning ahead for inclement weather, maintaining floors properly is necessary.
It's summertime in California, and for kids that means school's out and it's time to play. For some young thrill-seekers, a trip to an amusement park like Disneyland, Six Flags or even the county fair can be the highlight of a fun-filled summer. But once in a while the thrills turn to spills and a child is hurt on a ride.