When your child is at school, you expect the school to take pride in its ability to care for your child and in its ability to keep him or her safe. One thing that can take you by surprise is a phone call stating that your child was hurt on the premises.
When a premises is safe, people can enjoy visiting it without a fear of being injured. When it's not, it puts those same people at risk of serious injuries and can result in accidents. The owner of a premises should be reasonable and keep the premises maintained. Failing to do this can lead to legal problems for the owner in a case of a personal injury, since the person who was injured can claim that the owner was negligent and should be held responsible for any debts accrued because of said injuries.
If you slip and fall outside on someone else's premises, you may be interested in filing a slip-and-fall lawsuit against the owner. As the winter approaches, it's more likely for people to slip and fall on icy sidewalks or pathways, so it's more likely for businesses and individuals to find themselves on the other end of a lawsuit. It's important for owners to take time to maintain these areas of their property to prevent accidents.
When a person holds a party at a facility or home, he or she may assume social host liability. In some states, it's the law that the person holding the party can be held liable for any alcohol-related injuries that occur if the host provides alcohol to minors, but that can sometimes extend to adults at the home as well. The host can be held liable for injuries or deaths caused by the minor being served alcohol, and in some cases, they may face liability claims for adults who cause drunk driving accidents.
For any parent, providing for a child's health, safety and wellbeing is paramount. For New York City parents, finding child care can be challenging and often suitable day care options are in short supply. Consequently, parents who are fortunate enough to find child care near their home or place of work may be quick to sign a child up without giving much thought to a center's health and safety record.
From snow-packed and icy sidewalks to wet flooring or a broken step, on a weekly or even daily basis, the average person is likely to encounter numerous slip-and-fall hazards. It’s not surprising then that slip-and-fall accidents are among the most common of all types of accidents. Depending on the specific circumstances involved, injuries that may result from these types of accidents can range from painful contusions to broken bones and traumatic brain injuries.