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Tips for Filing a Claim Against a Homeowner’s Insurance Policy After a Slip-and-Fall Accident

Published on Oct 24, 2019 at 12:21 pm in Premises Liability.

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Many residential slip-and-fall accidents are the result of homeowners’ negligence. If a property isn’t adequately maintained, there’s a chance guests will slip, trip, or fall and injure themselves. Some of the most common residential accidents include:

  • Stair Accidents. Factors like foreign substances on the stairs, missing or broken handrails, shallow or varying step heights, or broken wood can easily result in someone falling or slipping on a staircase. Whether the accident happens inside or outside, the injuries can be severe. Spinal cord injuries are possible, especially if the staircase is big.
  • Defective Flooring. Rugs, carpets, and floors can also lead to a slip-and-fall accident. Slippery area rugs, frayed carpets, and improperly laid floor tiles are dangerous.
  • Slipping on Ice or Snow. Homeowners are responsible for ensuring the condition of the outside of their home is just as safe as the inside. While this may not seem like a big deal, snow in the winter must keep off sidewalks and paths need to be clear and ice-free.
  • Broken Sidewalks. Homeowners are supposed to keep their walkways in a reasonable state of repair. Determining liability if someone falls can be challenging because the municipality could be to blame.

Who’s Liable If Your Child is Seriously Injured at School?

Published on Oct 17, 2019 at 12:48 pm in Premises Liability.

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While schools are supposed to provide safe, fun learning environments where children can grow mentally, physically, socially, and emotionally, accidents happen. Sometimes, however, those accidents are the direct result of negligence. For example, according to the CDC two-thirds of all playground-related traumatic brain injuries occur at school on equipment like monkey bars or swings.

If your child was injured at school, you may have the right to take legal action against the institution. In some situations, the district can be held accountable for injuries that should have been prevented.

How Stores and Restaurants Can Prevent Slip and Fall Accidents

Published on Apr 4, 2019 at 1:46 pm in Premises Liability.

Owners of businesses want to provide a safe environment where their customers can enjoy what they have to offer—whether that’s food or selling goods like clothes. Customers also want to know that they’re in a safe place that’s taken care of. Unfortunately, negligence can lead to serious injuries. When a careless owner allows their place of business to become hazardous, customers can get hurt. In these situations, they can file a claim with the help of an Atlanta slip and fall lawyer from Bey & Associates.

While the owner didn’t want the accident to happen, they still need to take responsibility for their actions. However, they’ll probably want to avoid situations like this in the future. There are several ways that store and restaurant safety can be improved, making it a better environment for employees and customers. Everyone can be more at ease knowing that their safety is being prioritized and their chances of getting a terrible injury are lowered. Let’s take a look at the changes places of business can make to prevent slip and fall accidents.