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Shopping injuries must be taken seriously

People who visit businesses have the expectation that the company will keep things reasonably safe for them. When you go shopping, you probably don't think that you're going to suffer any injuries. Unfortunately, negligence at stores can lead to shoppers being involved in accidents that cause injuries.

10-year-old boy falls 20 feet in theme park zip line accident

Zip line accidents are not uncommon in Texas and other states. On Sept. 1, an incident at a theme park in Lakeland, Florida, resulted in a 10-year-old boy suffering serious injuries. The boy was riding on a zip line along a set track, but when the track ended, the boy went flying and then fell 20 feet to the concrete ground underneath.

Is a grocery store liable if I slip and fall on the premises?

There is always a chance you could get hurt when you are going about your day. In some cases, you may be willing to take the blame for a fall, such as tripping if your shoelaces became untied. In other instances, an accident might not be your fault. You and other Texas residents may want to learn about how property owners may be liable for a slip-and-fall accident.

How can you prevent carbon monoxide poisoning?

Carbon monoxide poses a serious health threat. It is a toxic gas that can build up in homes and cause death to the occupants, but it is difficult to detect because it is odorless, tasteless and invisible. Fortunately, as a homeowner in Texas, there are steps you can take to protect yourself, your family and your guests from carbon monoxide poisoning. 

Understanding the one bite rule

Several in San Antonio may serve as proof that dogs are man's best friends. At the same time, they are also man's responsibility. Just as one would be liable for his or her own actions (as well as those of his or her minor children, in many cases), so too are they responsible for whatever their pets do. It goes without saying that pet owners have a strong affinity for their furry friends, and that affection can often lead them to assume that their pets will act the same way towards others as they do to them. This may be why so many dog owners are shocked when their animals attack and bite others. 

What does it mean to settle a case?

When you suffer because of someone else's negligence, you may decide to take them to court in Texas. You may have suffered injuries, lost time at work and had emotional strain due to the incident. Once you begin working on your case, your attorney may advise you that the other side wants to settle. Settling your case, according to the American Bar Association, is when you come to an agreement outside of court.

What duty of care to you owe to visitors?

You would hope that no one that visits your property in San Antonio ever suffers an injury while there. As you are responsible for the condition of your property, you are likewise responsible for the safety of any of those who enter it. You might understand and accept this concept, yet your level of commitment to guaranteeing another's safety might differ depending on the nature of a visitor. This prompts the question of what duty of care do you owe to those who come on to your property

Safety tips for home swimming pools

While home pools are definitely fun, they also post a safety risk. This is especially true for people with young kids in the home, who often entertain guests of the same age who may not be the greatest swimmers. Ensuring safety is preserved is crucial in this case, and the American Red Cross can help you do just that.

Explaining the express negligence doctrine

Certain property owners in San Antonio typically understand that select features of their properties or activities offered therein can present a risk to guests. Thus, they often seek to indemnify themselves from responsibility for accidents and injuries through liability waivers. The general assumption is that once one has signed such a waiver, he or she is barred from pursuing any sort of legal action against the parties protected by it. Yet is that always the case? 

What is the attractive nuisance doctrine?

Just because the weather is getting colder does not mean that your kids will still not want to go play outside. You likely do not want to keep them cooped up in the house, either. San Antonio's many neighborhoods offer plenty of outdoor activities for kids to enjoy. Unfortunately, there are also certain features and conditions that present dangers that little children in particular might not fully comprehend. As a parent, you hope that the adults who own or oversee such hazards do all that they can to protect children from them. If one does not, can he or she be held liable? 

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