If you drive about 100 miles southwest of Raleigh, you will come to Wadesboro, the Anson County seat. The modest-sized town is home to a Walmart Superstore where a North Carolina woman slipped on blueberries and fell. The injuries she sustained in the fall on her back have caused her “unbearable pain,” she said in her premises liability lawsuit.
No matter where you are in Raleigh, you are covered by National Safety Month. Whether you’re at work, at home or on the road, the National Safety Council’s observation of safety has a message for you to be careful, observant, smart and safe.
If you are injured on someone else’s Raleigh property, you might be entitled to compensation by the property owner. If you are that owner, you should know that you’re responsible for maintaining your property and ensuring safe conditions so that injuries do not happen.
Along with Delta, Frontier, American Airlines, Jet Blue and United, Southwest Airlines carries passengers to and from Raleigh-Durham International Airport every day. One of the nation’s leading low-cost carriers, Southwest Airlines recently suffered a major setback in its efforts to prevail in a premises liability lawsuit.
The story began simply with one friend asking another for help while she was out of the state. Things quickly became more complicated, however, and the matter has wound up in court with a premises liability lawsuit.
When Raleigh news media first reported the story, many people checked twice to make sure that they had read correctly. People across the nation were taken aback when MGM Resorts recently filed a lawsuit against the victims of last year’s Las Vegas shooting.
Pro football fans here in Raleigh undoubtedly remember Reggie Bush, the speedy running back who was drafted by the New Orleans Saints back in 2006. The former USC star had some success in the NFL, but never quite lived up to the hype and expectations that surrounded him after he won the 2005 Heisman trophy.
Party games in so-called "bounce houses" may be more dangerous than they appear for North Carolina kids and families. One accident that hurt a 9-year-old boy is drawing attention to the harms that can result from these attractions. On a Saturday afternoon in California, strong winds sent an inflatable bounce house into the air; it flew a quarter of a mile away, where it landed in traffic on Highway 365. Once the inflatable structure came to the ground, the boy fell out and hit a car on the road.
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.
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.