It is the general responsibility of business owners in North Carolina and across the country to protect their patrons and employees from dangerous conditions that could lead to accidents. Parties who are injured as a result of such accidents may want to know more about premises liability law, which is designed to protect unsuspecting individuals from known hazards.
When the summer months heat up, many North Carolina residents head to their backyard pool or local swimming pool to cool off. However, many people drown every single year. While many of these drownings are caused by medical episodes or carelessness, other accidents occur because of hazardous premises.
Following the Pulse club shooting, many North Carolina residents have been left wondering how bar owners were going to increase safety. The Orlando tragedy left 49 dead and many others wounded.
Many North Carolina residents likely heard about the toddler who was dragged into a lagoon by an alligator and killed on June 14. One legal observer says that Walt Disney World may be liable for both negligent infliction of emotional distress and wrongful death and that the damages could run into the millions.
We’ve all read the sobering statistics about drowning. On average, there are over 3,500 fatal drownings annually in the United States, the equivalent of 10 drowning deaths per day. And worldwide, drowning is the third leading cause of unintentional death, with 372,000 drowning deaths reported each year.
Slip and fall accidents are not always easy to prove. In fact, thousands of people are injured each year, after falling on stairs, wet floors or other slippery surfaces, but they never receive the compensation they deserve. This article will discuss the factors that need to be present in order to prove liability in a slip and fall accident.
Tragedy can strike in the blink of an eye. You hear that kind of statement all the time. For some reason, we never think the tragedy will happen within the range of our eyes, until it does. And then it can be hard to know what to think or what to do.
North Carolina is not known for being a hotbed of sinkhole activity in the United States. That's a dubious distinction that the U.S. Geological Survey says is granted to a number of other states, including Tennessee to the west and Florida to the south.
A serious slip-and-fall can lead to severe injuries, which may then be followed by steep medical bills. For good reason, you may be considering a premises liability claim if you are in this situation now. Before you take the next step, though, it may be helpful to have a better idea of what it takes to prove that someone else's negligence caused your injuries.
The evil of sexual assault comes in many incarnations. It is not unusual to see news stories about vulnerable adults in care facilities being accosted by someone who is supposed to be a caregiver. The issue of date rape is one that only seems to keep growing in seriousness. And of course there are the instances of sexual molestation of children.