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Premises liability claims come in many forms

California residents may be familiar with the term slip and fall case with regards to personal injury claims and litigation, but there is more to liability claims of this sort than simply slipping and falling somewhere. Injury claims that arise when a property owner is negligent are called premises liability claims, and there are a number of variations within the category.

Boat accident leads to multiple injuries and a death

California residents may have heard about a casino boat fire in Florida that resulted in the death of a 42-year-old woman. While she and 49 other people on board made it back to shore, the woman eventually sought treatment at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point where she later died. Authorities say that she was one of 15 people who sought treatment in the aftermath of the fire.

Report says many slip and fall accidents caused by flooring

Many California businesses could have dangerous flooring on their properties, according to a new report by commercial insurance and risk management firm CNA. The report indicates that companies may not be taking the type of flooring they use into account when creating fall prevention programs.

Stair use and injuries

A study released in the 'American Journal of Emergency Medicine" states that over a million people in California and the rest of the country sustain injuries from stair use each year. Although some groups, such young children, women and older adults tend to report more cases of injuries, victims of all age groups make visits to the emergency department for injuries like fractures, strains, bumps and sprains.

Injured while shopping? Take these 3 steps

When you are shopping, you are not expecting to suffer an injury. You are simply out buying food, clothes or other goods. Unfortunately, retail stores are not always up to par. If a store has hazardous conditions, such as an overcrowded aisle or slippery floor, you could sustain an injury while shopping.

Property owners overlook common danger to consumers

Businesses and non-profits in California can suffer or even go under due to dangerous property conditions. A survey by an authority on slip risks shows that many property owners and managers are not aware of common risk areas in their facilities. The survey also found that a common method of addressing fall risks can actually make the problem worse.

Problem with local laws regarding sprinkler systems

Californians are sometimes injured or killed in fires that start in high-rise buildings. Some of these buildings do not have sprinklers installed, leading to pushes to pass laws requiring that they are installed in older buildings. A July 2017 fire in a Honolulu high-rise building in which three people were killed has led to renewed debate in states and cities across the country.