People in Massachusetts are likely ecstatic that a particularly difficult winter has come to an end and the weather is starting to warm. Many people have begun to take advantage of the warmer weather by taking their children to area parks. Unfortunately, after an accident that injured two children and could ultimately lead to a premises liability case, some parents may be concerned about their children's safety in public parks.
Many households in Massachusetts and across the country have pets that are considered part of the family. While a pet, such as a dog, may behave one way for its family, its behavior could be unpredictable around strangers. In some circumstances, dogs have been known to attack an innocent bystander, often with no provocation. Anyone who has been attacked by a dog likely knows of the damage that a dog bite can cause.
Many people never think about the potential of being injured. This potential exists even when a person does everything in his or her power to stay safe. However, many times it is impossible to avoid hazardous property conditions. Anyone who has been injured in a slip and fall accident in Massachusetts due to a property owner's negligence has the choice of seeking a legal remedy in a civil court.
There are many clumsy people in this world. However, the risk of an injury in a dangerous slip and fall accident increases if there are negligent property conditions. Many people in Massachusetts who have been injured in such an accident likely have experienced the financial ramifications of their injury. However, those who have been injured as a result of negligent property conditions may have legal remedies available to them.
Most people have a reasonable expectation that a building or business that they are visiting will be properly maintained in order to avoid dangerous accidents. Unfortunately, some businesses are negligent, allowing properties to slip into disrepair. One out-of-state woman has recently filed a lawsuit, claiming a Massachusetts-based company is responsible for her slip and fall accident.
Baseball has been hailed as America's favorite past time, and as such, thousands of fans show up to root for their favorite teams every season. Massachusetts fans are strong supporters of their own home team, the Boston Red Sox. Unfortunately, one young woman reportedly suffered serious injuries while attending a game in May, and she has filed a premises liability suit against the team's ownership group and an elevator company.
While it is true that any dog can bite, few breeds seem to cause as much damage as the ones that were bred to engage in bull and bear-baiting. Many believe that Pit bulls have earned their reputation as a dangerous animal, and they are on the top of the list for many homeowners' insurance companies that refuse coverage in light of the numerous reports of dog bite injuries involving these breeds. Recently, two Massachusetts victims were hospitalized after four of these dogs got loose.
A dog that bit a Massachusetts woman recently and caused her serious injury has allegedly tried to bite before. The dog bite tore off her lip. The dog responsible -- a young Pit bull mix -- was recently adopted from a rescue organization. It had reportedly been adopted but then taken back to the shelter several times, according to its owner.
When a meeting with a professional in his or her office results in a serious enough personal injury to a potential client the purpose of the meeting tends to get lost, and the need for entirely different outcomes may overtake its original purpose. This happened in a locality outside of Massachusetts when a man was meeting with a personal injury lawyer about retaining the lawyer's services. The chair he occupied collapsed and he suffered disabling injuries unrelated to the injuries being discussed in the meeting. The potential client made a claim for personal injury based on premises liability against the personal injury law firm.
If you own a business you may be liable to a customer who was violently injured on your property by third parties if you knew or should have known that such danger existed. A recent article in Huffington Post references two federal cases that discuss the duty owed, if any, in cases claiming injuries from third parties. The rules for premises liability regarding inadequate security claims are basically the same in Massachusetts and the rest of the states.