What are Premises Liability Rules for Pool Injuries?

While a family swimming pool serves as a wonderful site for recreation and social activities, pool owners should know there is a serious downside. Among children, drowning is the second-leading accidental cause of death, but adults are also vulnerable. While drowning is the worst-case scenario, other serious injuries occurring in pools include spinal cord or traumatic brain injuries incurred while diving or chemical burns from pool disinfectants. Near-drowning may result in permanent brain damage. Slip and fall accidents are also[…] Read More

Winter Slip and Fall Accidents

Winter in New Jersey often brings considerable amounts of ice and snow, setting up perfect conditions for slip and fall accidents. Such accidents often result in serious and sometimes permanent injuries. Whether you can recover damages for your injuries depends upon the circumstances of the slip and fall accident. Property Owner Responsibilities Property owners are responsible for keeping their premises safe. However, that does not mean the property owner or renter must clear all naturally occurring ice and snow at[…] Read More

Construction Safety Tips for Cold Weather

The cold weather does not keep many construction workers from doing their job, even when the temperature dips into the single digits and snow begins to fall. Working outdoors in winter weather comes with unique risks that require specific safety precautions to prevent serious weather-related injuries and fatalities. Winter weather creates a host of potential safety hazards at the construction site. Some of those include: Disabled vehicles: Construction vehicles that are not properly maintained and weather-proofed can malfunction or break[…] Read More

Slip and Fall Accidents in a Retail Store

As the holidays approach, many of us will find ourselves in crowded stores and shopping malls, searching for that perfect gift or holiday decoration. Yet, what many patrons may not realize is that slip and fall accidents at this time of year are likely. A distracted shopper or those unfamiliar with the environment can easily slip on a stray hanger on the floor, a spilled cup of coffee on the ground, or an icy entryway. For those sustaining injuries from[…] Read More

Recovering from Bus Accidents

Taking public transportation can be a lifesaver for a lot of people. Buses are invaluable for helping individuals reach their intended destination with little work and money involved. Like any form of transportation, there always runs the risk that you may be involved in an accident. Injuries can run the gamut from something as minor as soft tissue injuries, to serious head trauma. While you may still be able to recover for personal injuries, there are some differences between the[…] Read More

Halloween Safety

For many of us, Halloween is not just one day. It is a full season of bonfires, glowing pumpkins, and finding that perfect costume. However, this Halloween, plan to protect yourself and your family from costume mishaps, distracted drivers, and slip and falls. Costume Flammability In a well-known product liability case against Johnson & Johnson, a woman created a costume out of cotton balls for her husband. Later that evening, the husband lit a cigarette, and the costume went up[…] Read More

Stadium Slip and Fall Accidents

Stadiums and athletic facilities pose a greater risk of injury than other types of public buildings and businesses. With steep stairways, dimly-lit walkways, and debris-littered floors, concert stadiums and other large venues can be difficult to navigate. When they fall into disrepair, cracked steps and broken handrails can lead to slip and fall accidents and broken bones, cuts, lacerations, and head, neck, and spine injuries. Do you know what your legal options are after a devastating slip and fall accident[…] Read More

Construction is a Dangerous Business

Construction workers face real risks every day when they are on job sites. Some can even be fatal. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), approximately one out of every five fatal injures experienced in workplaces happen to construction workers. Companies that employ these individuals share a responsibility with the workers to be aware of these hazards and take steps to prevent them. OSHA reports that three out of five fatal construction injuries are caused by falls, electrocution,[…] Read More

Water Park Slip and Fall Accidents

With summer in full swing, many of us will find ourselves cooling off at one of New Jersey’s exciting water parks. It is important to keep in mind that although New Jersey has some of the strictest rules in the nation regarding licensing and inspection of its rides, accidents can happen. When they do, the consequences can be devastating. Water park slip and fall injuries are often caused by water run-off from the rides. When this is combined with barefooted[…] Read More