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How can workplace stairs be made safe?

Stairs are a necessity for accessing different floors in a multi-story California building. Not everyone elects to take an elevator, and in the event of a power outage, stairs are the only way to get down from a higher floor. However, stairs can be dangerous if not utilized correctly or if there are flaws in the construction of the stairs. This is why steps should be taken to ensure that stairs and stairwells in buildings do not become a safety risk for the people who use them.

Who pays for injuries from accidents at retail stores?

You deserve to have a safe shopping experience, whether you are browsing a local boutique or getting a bargain at a warehouse club. Unfortunately, many California retailers do not place your safety as their first priority. If you were to be injured while running your daily errands, that could represent a dangerous lapse of the shop's duties.

Just how safe are amusement parks?

If you and your family have plans to spend some time this summer at one of California's many amusement parks, you may not give much though to whether your child will be safe while there. Most people figure that amusements must be highly regulated and are therefore inherently safe, but regrettably, this is not always the case.

What are some tips to protect children in your home?

Children are the most vulnerable people in society. They rely on you for everything. That includes keeping them safe. Whether you have children of your own or have other people's children in your home in California, there are some things you can do to keep them safe from serious injuries. 

What is the statute of limitations for personal injury?

Premises liability cases in California often fall under the area of personal injury. It could be someone came on your property and fell on ice, getting injured. Perhaps someone fell down your front steps on your porch and was injured. Whatever, the case may be, it is premises liability because you are responsible for damages that occur on your property, but it comes under personal injury law. With this area of law comes a statute of limitation, which according to California Courts, is how long a person has to file a lawsuit against you for the damages. 

How can dining establishments protect their patrons from harm?

California is a popular tourist destination home to many restaurants and dining establishments. When guests go out to eat and enjoy themselves, the last thing on their minds is getting hurt. Though many restaurant owners and staff work hard to protect their patrons, accidents and situations can happen that result in illness, injuries and death. 

Woman in custody following fatal accident in parking lot

When someone experiences the loss of a loved one in California, it is often tragic and emotional. However, these types of circumstances can be increasingly difficult to overcome when their loved one's death is the result of someone else's negligence or ignorance. 

Who is to blame if you are injured in a parking lot?

Whether you are walking, driving or riding in a parking lot in Oakland, one of the first questions that may cross your mind is who is to blame for any injuries you may receive if you have an accident in one. You could shatter your hip in a slip-and-fall accident, suffer a spinal cord injury in a collision or end up critically injured after being hit by a vehicle. There is also the possibility that you may die. Each year, more than 60,000 people become injured in parking lot accidents that involve motorists, states EHSToday. 

What should a business owner know about premises liability?

As a business owner in California, you are probably aware of the general liability you have to keep workers and customers safe. It is likely you understand slip and fall accidents and how they could affect you financially. However, this is not the only type of liability you face, and customers and employees are not the only people you have to protect. According to Forbes, your premises liability includes anyone who is on your property, such as vendors, neighbors and even in limited capacity criminals. 

What is the attractive nuisance doctrine?

As a parent in Oakland, you want your young children to be free to go outside and experience the carefree adventures that come with youth. At the same time, you are likely concerned that they will encounter certain conditions and attractions that, despite your warnings, they may not see as being dangerous. Since you cannot keep them locked up inside, you are left hoping that those who own the properties on which such attractions can be found have taken the necessary steps to prevent kids from being harmed by them. If they have not, can they be held liable if such an attraction injures your child? 

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