The day after Thanksgiving, known as “Black Friday,” is the day when the holiday shopping season starts. People rush out to the malls and big-box stores in hopes of finding the perfect gifts and the best deals. But “Black Friday” has also become more synonymous with acts of violence. Continue reading “Getting More Than You Bargained For: Injuries, Violence Mar “Black Friday” Sales”
Slip and fall accidents are common and may result in serious injury. According to the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI), slip and fall accidents account for more than 1 million hospital visits, 12 percent of total falls. For those aged 65 to 84 years old, falls are the second-leading cause of death. For those 85 years or older, falls are the leading cause of death. Continue reading “Walmart Comes Under Litigation for a Death Allegedly Resulting from Slip and Fall Accident”
It is finally summer time! This is the time of year to host a BBQ, pool party, or outdoor gathering. However, unsafe conditions on the property can lead to an injured visitor resulting in a personal injury claim. In New Jersey, a property owner must take the necessary steps to uncover and remove harmful or unsafe conditions. Continue reading “Wet Surfaces Alongside a Pool May Amount to an Open and Obvious Hazard”
In New Jersey, landlords are required to keep the premises free of hazards so that visitors are kept safe. Under the law, a landlord must take the necessary steps to uncover and remove harmful or unsafe conditions. If a hazardous condition exists, a landlord must provide adequate warnings to the public. However, if a hazard is open and obvious, a plaintiff may be unable to recover damages for injuries that he or she sustained as a result of the apparent hazard. Continue reading “Be Aware of Open and Obvious Hazards”
The time of year is approaching where events and parties become more frequent. If you are planning a gathering, it is important to understand the legal responsibilities of being a host in order to avoid unnecessary trouble. Here are some things to be aware of:
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The holiday season is synonymous with great sales as retailers try to entice shoppers to their stores. However, crowded malls and box stores also create safety risk, especially on Black Friday. In the event that you or a loved one is injured while shopping, it is important to understand that the retailer may be liable for the unfortunate event.
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Winter is approaching, which means cold temperatures, snow, sleet, ice, and an unfortunate increase in the number of slip and fall accidents. According to New Jersey premise liability laws, a property owner and manager have an obligation to maintain and keep the property safe in order to reduce the risk of slip and fall accidents. This may lead to multiple parties being responsible for any injuries that occur on or near the property.
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