Was your child seriously injured while playing on another person's property? Certain items or structures on another's property may attract children. For example, having an outdoor swimming pool or a play set is likely to attract children. Young children may go onto a property not knowing that they are trespassing. Unfortunately, they may be gravely injured if they are unsupervised or if the equipment is defective or inherently dangerous.
Everyone who has walked the aisles of a big box retail outlet or a grocery store knows that on rainy days, the floors can become wet and slippery. And when customers (or customers’ kids) aren’t careful, spills can likewise lead to dangerously slippery surfaces that can result in slip and fall injuries. Likewise, cracks and holes in sidewalks and parking lots can cause visitors to fall and suffer painful injuries.
This is one of the busiest times of year for Raleigh businesses. Not only are people taking care of routine needs such as grocery shopping and visits to hardware stores and restaurants, but holiday shoppers are also out and about looking for special gifts for those special someones.
Let’s say you are walking into a favorite Raleigh gas station convenience store. Unfortunately, a leaking awning at the store’s entrance has created a puddle. You slip and fall forward, hitting your head, losing consciousness. The head injuries sustained in the fall result in difficulties in concentration that make it impossible for you to keep your high-paying job.
We have all more or less grown accustomed to the hectic pace of modern life. We rush from our Raleigh homes to jobs and then off to stores and businesses after work and then for parents, off to schools or after-school activities and often much more before heading home again. It is always important, even in the constant rushing around, to remember to proceed carefully as we hurry in and out of businesses as part of our daily rush to get everything done.
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.