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When we send our children to school, we are relying on the educational system to keep them safe. Kids get hurt every day when negligent school systems fail to maintain a secure environment. What recourse do parents have when their children are injured at school? One option may be to hold the school district accountable through a premises liability claim.
It’s that time of year again when parties with family, friends, and co-workers are plentiful and slips and falls will be on the rise! As a party host, you have a responsibility to maintain a safe environment. If your responsibility is not met, you may find yourself liable for slip and fall accidents should they occur, also known as premises liability. However, understanding the factors that can lead to slip and fall accidents and taking the proper precautions can prevent your holiday party from being ruined by an otherwise avoidable accident.
With the holidays upon us, party planning is in full swing. Like any other holiday season, many party hosts and partygoers will have to deal with holiday party injuries, that will definitely “throw a wrench” into a night of merriment.
During this holiday season, social hosts and homeowners in California should be extra careful about liability for holiday party injuries. Who is liable and how can you help keep your guests safe? Our expert personal injury attorneys at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis & Leslie provides advice and guidance that will keep your holidays merry.
With the holiday season quickly approaching, you might be planning an office holiday party in order to boost teamwork and morale amongst your own employees. But did you know that the office party opens you up to liability for a workplace lawsuit? Here are nine tips for employers to minimize liability risk at company holiday parties.
Every day people get into car crashes due to negligence, user error, bad reaction times, and just plain bad luck. In fact, according to the Association for Safe International Road Travel, 2.35 million Americans are injured or disabled in road crashes every year.
As it stands, if an individual suffers an injury following a collision with, or in, a vehicle as a result of a driver’s negligence, that individual would be entitled to make a claim for compensation against that driver’s insurance company.
Serving alcohol at your company holiday party can be a liability and can often bring more than just intoxicated high jinks. Celebrating the season can sometimes mean crossing the line — ranging from offending a coworker to violating the law. Partygoers who overindulge could cause an accident at or after the party and/or they may act in ways that violate your harassment policy.
California’s recent legalization of marijuana poses many questions and concerns regarding driver safety. There are many arguments, both pro and con on this controversial issue, but some of the biggest and most glaring concerns are how marijuana actually affects a driver’s ability to drive safely.
Since the State of Washington legalized marijuana in 2012, the percentage of drivers involved in fatal crashes (and who recently used marijuana), more than doubled. Up from 8% in 2013 to 17% in 2014, these stats are staggering as they indicate one out of six Washington drivers who were involved in fatal crashes tested positive for marijuana. After the State of Colorado legalized marijuana in 2013, another compelling statistic is traffic-related marijuana deaths increased by 48%.
Millions of people all over Southern California venture into grocery stores and department stores on shopping trips but never consider the possibility they might suffer serious injury. Department store and supermarket accidents are far more common than many people realize. Serious injuries in stores may be caused by a slip, trip and fall accident, falling merchandise that is improperly stacked, and other types of hazards. Those who hold their business open to the public like a retail store have a legal obligation under California premises liability law to make the premises reasonably safe for patrons and/or to warn patrons regarding potential non-obvious hazards.
Recently, the California Court of Appeals issued a decision affirming a summary judgment issued by a trial court in favor of Target Corporation in a slip and fall case. The suit was brought by Sandra Torres after she slipped and fell in a Target store in Santa Fe Springs, California. She claimed that she slipped and fell around fifteen minutes after entering her store because of an unknown item under her sandal that caused her to lose her balance. After she fell, she noticed a green crumpled wrapper on the floor that she had not noticed before she fell.
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