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  • Swimming Pool Safety Tips for Residential Pool Owners

    Thousands of homeowners in and around Atlanta have swimming pools or hot tubs on their property. While these amenities can significantly increase property value and can provide hours of entertainment and relaxation, they can also pose a risk of serious injury to people who use them.

  • Ways to Prevent Child Drowning Accidents in Different Environments

    Parents should always be aware of the high risk of drowning–especially for very young children–and should always take precautionary steps to keep their children safe in or around any type of water, no matter how shallow the water may be.

  • Limits to a Hunting Company’s Liability during a Hunting Accident

    When a Clarksburg, West Virginia company provides its grounds for hunting purposes, it may face exposure to liability in case of any injuries or accidents that occur on its premises. The extent of such liability may differ depending on the relationship between the company and the hunter.

  • Can Someone Who Trespasses on My Land Sue Me?
      by HG.org

    While it may defy common sense, a trespasser who is injured on a property owner’s land may be able to successfully sue a property owner. Fortunately for homeowners, this is not always the case. Additionally, several nuances can tilt a case one way or the other.

  • Liability Concerns Prompt Some Illinois Cities to Limit Sledding

    Along with building snowmen, dodging snowballs and relaxing with a warm mug of cocoa by the fire, sledding is a fond childhood memory for millions of Illinois residents. But in recent years, safety and liability concerns over the beloved winter pastime have prompted cities across the country to close hills to sledders.

  • What Is an Attractive Nuisance?
      by HG.org

    An attractive nuisance is a dangerous condition on a person’s property that attracts children onto the property and puts their safety in danger. Landowners who have an attractive nuisance on their property are held to a higher duty to protect children. If an attractive nuisance is found to have injured a child on the landowner’s property, the landowner may be required to pay for the damages that resulted, even if the child was technically trespassing.

  • Can I Sue if I Am Injured on Private Property?
      by HG.org

    If a person is injured on the private property that belongs to another, he or she may be able to sue for the damages that he or she sustained. The ability to recover will depend on state laws regarding premises liability and the relative duty of the host and guest.

  • When Is An Amusement Park Liable for Injuries?
      by HG.org

    When people go to an amusement park, they plan on spending time and having fun with friends and family. They do not plan on getting injured. However, the Consumer Product Safety Commission reported that the rate of amusement park injuries more than doubled in the mid-1990s. However, some states have enacted special laws that almost completely insulate parks from liability.

  • Recent Case Gives New Hope to Victims of New York Lead Poisoning

    A recent court decision based on the case Hamilton v. Miller in the New York Court of Appeals is giving more hope to victims in New York lead poisoning cases. Previously, victims had to provide medical reports relating to each alleged injury. The lower court's narrow requirement requiring medical reports be furbished before defense medical examinations take place is no longer honored in lead poisoning cases, although victims must still furnish medical records relating to their injuries.

  • Swimming Pool, Spa and Hot Tub Drain Entrapent - Not a Typical Premises Liability Claim

    Many people are simply not aware of the dangers that defective swimming pool, wading pool, spa and hot tub drains have until it is too late, especially when children are involved


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