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Premises Liability Archives

Study links poor surface friction to slip and falls

CNA Financial Corporation has released a Slip and Fall Study Report, which should be of interest to business owners across North Carolina. After analyzing all of the slip and fall liability claims filed against CNA from January 2010 to December 2016, researchers found that while slip and fall incidents were more frequent than they were deadly, they were often the result of poor surface friction.

All age groups liable to injuries on stairs

In North Carolina and the rest of the U.S., injuries incurred on stairs seem to be common across all ages. Researchers in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine analyzed data from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System that spanned the from 1990 to 2012 and examined the details of ER visits arising from a stair injury. Over 26 million Americans were treated in that period, and over two-thirds were between the ages of 11 and 60.

Educate your children about approaching and training dogs

Dogs are said to be our best friend. They are known for their loyalty. Children tend to get excited by dogs and want to pet them. The American Veterinary Medical Association conducted research regarding dog bites. They report that over 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs in the U.S. each year. Of these dog bite victims, children are the most common.

The truth about fall risk for employers

According to an authority on the subject, North Carolina employers aren't fully aware of the slip and fall risks on their premises. Of those who responded to a survey, 46 percent said that there were between zero and three fall risk zones in their facilities. On average, there are 10 such zones in a given facility. The survey also found that 92 percent of respondents simply put mats at entrances while ignoring the other nine potential risk zones.

Slip-and-fall accidents can cause damaging ankle injuries

A serious ankle injury can be a very real risk following a slip-and-fall accident in North Carolina. These types of injuries can lead to severe pain, reduced mobility and other chronic issues.

Determining fault for bar or club injuries

If a North Carolina resident is injured in a bar or nightclub, the law generally holds the venue responsible. However, there are situations in which an injured patron may be declared responsible for his or her own injuries. In one such case, a man claimed that he was injured while watching a hardcore rock concert at a popular nightclub in Time's Square in New York.

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