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Dangerous stairs lead to injuries every year

There are many reasons why people get hurt on stairs. Perhaps the stairs are too old, or they are uneven and hard to walk on. Whatever the reason is, it's important for the owners of staircases to make sure they are safe for those who use them. Not doing so could lead to injuries and a premises liability lawsuit.

Staircases: Railings are important to protect against liability

One thing that you may want to know is if stairs must have railings. If so, falling on a set of stairs without them could set up the owner of the property for a liability lawsuit against him or her. For anyone looking to sell a home, it's important that the home is up to code. For buyers, it's vital that the home is up to code and doesn't make them liable for unexpected injuries.

An amusement park may be liable for injuries you suffer

On a hot summer day, many families head to theme parks to spend time together. There's nothing quite like the adrenaline of a roller coaster, the fun of a wave pool or eating unique fair foods. One thing that some families end up dealing with that they did not expect is injuries. Sadly, injuries can happen on roller coasters and in amusement parks that seriously wound or kill people.

Woman suffers serious injuries on dangerous beach ramp

When premises belongs to a city, the city should always maintain it. Whether that means maintaining a boardwalk or roadway, it's in the city's best interests to do so. If someone gets hurt due to a hazard that has been reported but not repaired, the city can be held responsible for those injuries.

The definition of a reasonable person by law

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.

Slip-and-fall accidents can be avoided with maintenance

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.

Negligence can mean a party host is liable for your injuries

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.

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