Dangerous property conditions are commonly associated with buildings, either inside or perhaps in a parking lot or ramp, or on an adjacent sidewalk. An unfortunate accident at a local Alameda park, however, demonstrates that hazardous conditions can lead to injury even in the wide-open outdoors.
The slip-and-fall case is something that Alameda residents may be well familiar with. Whether due to a slick sidewalk, parking lot or wet floor, this type of premises liability claim commonly involves compensation for broken bones, soft tissue damage, perhaps even head or brain injuries.
As we discussed recently here on our Alameda personal injury law blog, suffering an injury by slipping and falling can cause serious consequences for which a negligent property owner can be held responsible. But a slippery floor or other surface is just one type of dangerous property condition that can cause injuries.
Walmart is no stranger to headlines about customer safety issues in its stores. From Black Friday crowds trampling victims to dangerous individuals wielding weapons in the aisles, the retail giant has made the news for a number of deeply concerning episodes. Yet Alameda residents continue to read stories about even the most basic safety precautions being neglected, giving rise to hazardous conditions.
A woman recently leashed up her dog and headed out for a walk on a typical California afternoon. Unfortunately this walk did not end with a drink of water and safe return home. While taking her walk, another dog approached and began to attack.
Trampoline parks have gained popularity throughout the country, offering everything from open jump times and planned birthday parties to organized exercise classes. Although the bright colors and festive music appear to promise a great time to those who enter the front door, the participants generally cannot get past the main entrance without signing off on a waiver.
A fall can lead to serious injury. Serious injuries can result from a fall for any victim - regardless of age. As such, it is wise to take some tips to reduce the risk of injury that can result from these accidents.
Personal injury is an area of law with many niches. Car accidents, wrongful death actions and medical malpractice claims are a few examples that are likely familiar. You may not be familiar with another type of personal injury claim referred to as premises liability.
Dangerous situations that result in injury are often in the news. These stories may make you wonder what to do if you find yourself in a crowd during an emergency. A recent piece in Popular Science delves into the issue, discussing the research of a number of scientists. These scientists researched the reactions of crowds in various situations - situations that range from crowds that were panicked by an explosion to the movement of consumers within a shopping mall. This data was gathered in an attempt to help reduce the risk of injuries to people in panicked crowds.
The slip-and-fall accident is probably one of the most common scenarios Alameda residents picture when they hear us talk about suing a negligent property owner for compensation. However, there are many other situations in which a property owner's negligence can lead to injuries and a premises liability lawsuit.