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Woman sues Drake over injuries sustained at concert

California fans of singer and rapper Drake may be aware that attendees of his concerts sometimes get too enthusiastic. A New York woman believes that the Canadian singer and the people who put together one of his Madison Square Garden shows didn't take proper precautions to prevent her serious injuries. The 24-year-old woman has filed a lawsuit against the singer, the venue and the entertainment company that put on the show.

Causes of slip-and-fall accidents

The slip-and-fall lawsuit is one of the most frequent types of personal injury lawsuits in California and the rest of the United States. One reason for the frequency of these cases is that there are many reasons a slip-and-fall incident can occur. In situations in which individuals trip or slip and then fall on property that belongs to another party, and the property owner failed to take the necessary actions to prevent or correct an issue that resulted in the slip and fall, that property owner may be financially liable for injuries sustained on the property.

Floor maintenance can prevent slips, trips and falls

Having a floor maintenance program is essential for any commercial property owner in California. Otherwise, they will only put employees and clients at a higher risk for slips, trips and falls. These accidents are already the number one cause of workers' compensation claims, according to the National Floor Safety Institute. And over two million fall-related injuries every year are directly related to floors and flooring materials.

How property owners can maintain a safe parking lot

All business owners in California and across the U.S. have a duty to maintain a reasonably safe environment for entrants. What's important to remember is that this environment extends to the parking lot. If owners neglect this duty, they may be held liable for any injuries that a customer or employee incurs in this area.

More fractures reported at jump parks than with home trampolines

In California and across the U.S., trampoline parks are becoming more popular, but there is still question as to how safe they really are. The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons has published the results of a study comparing the rate of severe injuries at trampoline parks to trampolines at home. It turns out that while home trampolines see more injuries in general, 66% as opposed to 34%, the parks experience more dislocations and fractures.

How to make pools safer

For homeowners in California and throughout the country, a pool can have many benefits for social gatherings and fitness. However, a pool can also be a safety hazard if appropriate precautions are not taken. One safety measure a person can take is to install a fence and an alarm.

Liability waivers do not always block recovery of damages

Adults and children in California often must complete liability waivers before participating in activities, like athletics, amusement park rides, skiing or school trips. Although these forms seek to exempt businesses and other organizations from paying damages when accidents happen, waivers do not necessarily hold up in court. During legal challenges, the language of the waiver, its scope, and the public interest will guide the interpretation of the contract.

The costs of slip and falls

Small business owners in California must take care to protect all legal entrants, including patrons and employees, from known hazards. Entrants have the right to a safe environment since they are the ones who are being invited on to the property. This legal theory is known as duty of care.

Orangutan injures thumb of zoo volunteer

A zoo volunteer was injured on Jan. 19 in an incident with an orangutan. The story could be of interest to zoo workers in California because it shows the risks that they run in their jobs. The zoo volunteer, together with two paid staff members, entered the area where orangutans were being fed. There, a 14-year-old male orangutan reached out and bit the volunteer's hand, detaching her thumb in a matter of seconds.

Premises liability in slip and fall cases

Business owners in California have a responsibility to take steps to keep people safe while they are on business property. When a person suffers an injury due to a slip and fall on someone else's property, he or she might be entitled to monetary compensation based on a theory of premises liability. Injured parties might have claims for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages or other damages. In many premises liability cases, there are a number of people who might have liability.