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Category: Premises Liability

Premises liability case dismissed by appellate court

A tragic premises liability case demonstrates the kind of test courts apply in Massachusetts and elsewhere in determining whether a basis for a claim exists. The lower court’s dismissal of the case was recently upheld by the Tennessee Court of Appeals.

Safety tips for swimming pool owners

As hot and humid weather approaches, many Massachusetts residents may be looking forward to cooling off in their swimming pools. While swimming can be an enjoyable sport, those who own a swimming pool can be held liable if someone is injured on their property. With a few safety tips, however, swimming pool owners can ensure that everyone stays safe on their property.

Guests may have been feeding alligators before Disney attack

Massachusetts residents have probably heard about the fatal alligator attack that recently took place at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. On June 14, a toddler was killed by an alligator when the animal dragged him into the water at the Seven Seas Lagoon. Since the fatal incident, reports have emerged that the Walt Disney World Resort knew about the alligators on its property but did nothing to warn guests in high-risk areas of the property.

Blind woman sues Zac Brown for injuries suffered at concert

A blind woman has filed a negligence and premises liability lawsuit against country singer Zac Brown for injuries that she claims she suffered during a concert of the Zac Brown Band at Boston’s Fenway Park in August 2015. Live Nation Entertainment, which was operating the event, is also named in the Massachusetts court filing.

Slip-and-fall accidents on sidewalks and parking lots

During the winter months in Massachusetts, snow and ice on sidewalks and parking lots can be a big problem for people trying to walk across them. When the sidewalk is a public one in running in front of a business or a home, the question may arise regarding who has the responsibility to clear it.

Adequate security staffing for big events

Safety is an important concern for those who operate Massachusetts clubs and for those who patronize them. A serious incident could lead to injuries or deaths, which makes it particularly important to focus on crowd management. However, it may be difficult to determine an exact formula for providing enough security for a large event. There are many factors to take into account, and knowing one’s own clientele is an important starting point.

Slip-and-fall accidents and floor maintenance

Many Massachusetts residents are injured from slip-and-fall accidents each year. When these accidents occur on the property of another person, that person may be held responsible if they knew, or reasonably should have known, about the hazard and failed to correct it for a victim who was legally entitled to be on those premises.

Man injured at hazardous outdoor event

Before winter approaches, people in Massachusetts may be enjoying their last outdoor parties and picnics of the season. Outdoor events can be fun, but they can also involve safety risks that leave event organizers liable for injuries. One man in New Jersey had to undergo surgery after attending a company picnic hosted by his wife’s employer.

Man sues after 16-pound pine cone causes brain injury

Massachusetts landowners may want to take heed of a lawsuit that was recently filed in a California federal court. A man is suing the federal government and other entities for an incident that took place in a San Francisco park owned and maintained by the federal government.