Swimming Pool Slip and Fall Accidents: Determining Liability and Seeking Compensation

During the summer months, swimming pools become a popular place for people to gather and have fun. However, accidents can happen, especially slip and fall incidents around the pool area. If you or someone close to you has been injured in a slip and fall at a swimming pool, you should try to recover compensation…

The Impact of Inadequate Warning Signs on Drowning Accident Liability

The Impact of Inadequate Warning Signs on Drowning Accident Liability

Drowning accidents can occur in a variety of locations, from backyard pools to lakes and oceans. Property owners have a responsibility to take reasonable precautions to prevent drowning incidents. Warning signs play a crucial role in cautioning people about potential water hazards. When inadequate signage contributes to a drowning, it raises questions of legal liability….

Speeding, Distraction, and Common Negligent Driving Errors in Golf Cart Accidents

Speeding, Distraction, and Common Negligent Driving Errors in Golf Cart Accidents

Golf carts are small vehicles that are often used for transportation around golf courses, retirement communities, campuses, and other locales with low speed limits. While golf carts typically have maximum speeds of around 15-20 mph, speeding in a golf cart can still lead to serious accidents and injuries. Exceeding the recommended speed limit reduces reaction…

Lifeguard Negligence: Establishing Duty of Care Lapses Resulting in Injury

Lifeguard Negligence: Establishing Duty of Care Lapses Resulting in Injury

People who visit public beaches, pools, and other aquatic facilities have a reasonable expectation of safety and supervision. Lifeguards play a vital role in ensuring the well-being of swimmers and bathers, and their duty of care is a critical aspect of premises liability law. When lifeguards fail to uphold their responsibilities, it can lead to…

Alcohol and Pool Safety: Linking Injuries to Intoxication Around Water

Alcohol and Pool Safety: Linking Injuries to Intoxication Around Water

As summer approaches and people gather around pools to enjoy the warm weather, it’s crucial to remember the importance of pool safety. One often overlooked factor that contributes to pool-related injuries is the consumption of alcohol, with 53% of all pool deaths alcohol-related. Mixing alcohol with swimming or other water activities can lead to severe…

Driver Negligence and Alcohol’s Role in Preventable Crashes

Driver Negligence and Alcohol’s Role in Preventable Crashes

Irresponsible driving behaviors contributed greatly to the over 370,000 deaths on US roadways between 2011 and 2020. Alcohol impairment and various forms of driver negligence play major roles in many of these devastating and preventable crashes. Why Do People Drink and Drive? A complex range of factors leads people to the dangerous decision to drink…

Proving Negligence in Golf Cart-Pedestrian Collisions

Proving Negligence in Golf Cart-Pedestrian Collisions

Golf carts have become a popular mode of transportation at resorts, retirement communities, and even some college campuses. However, these low-speed vehicles can also pose risks, especially to pedestrians. When a collision occurs between a golf cart and a pedestrian, injured parties may consider filing a negligence lawsuit against the golf cart driver and potentially…

Tire Blowouts and Bus Rollovers: A Deadly Combination

Tire Blowouts and Bus Rollovers: A Deadly Combination

Buses are a critical form of transportation for many people across the country. Students rely on school buses to get to and from school each day, while others depend on public transportation buses to commute to work or run errands. Buses allow large groups of people to travel together efficiently and economically. However, buses also…

Overcrowding Accidents in Pools: Establishing Negligence During Special Events

Overcrowding Accidents in Pools: Establishing Negligence During Special Events

Swimming pools are a popular venue for parties, events, and gatherings during the summer months. However, when these pools become overcrowded, the risk of injury due to diving accidents, slips and falls, and general recklessness increases substantially. Pool owners and event organizers have a duty to keep their premises reasonably safe for guests. If they…

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