Category Archives: Premises Liability

The New Jersey premises liability lawyers at our personal injury law firm have been helping victims of slip-and-falls, elevator, escalator and casino accidents for years.

How Common Are Amusement Park Accidents?

New Jersey is home to multiple amusement parks and water parks. During this time of year, many of you may visit these establishments with your families. However, amusement parks can also be dangerous in some cases. Statistics published by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) show emergency rooms treated 30,000 amusement park injuries during 2016. There have also been multiple high-profile amusement park accidents that made national news in the past few years. In 2016, a 10-year-old boy died while riding a waterslide at a Kansas City Schlitterbahn. Recent court documents suggest the waterslide’s design made it extremely dangerous. Another accident in 2017 at the Ohio State Fair caused one death and seven injuries. In this case, a ride broke apart in mid-air because it suffered from corrosion. What Causes Amusement Park Accidents? Amusement park accidents involving rides can be caused by: Mechanical failures. Accidents can occur when the…
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Can I Sue if I’m Injured at the Gym?

If you regularly go to the gym, then chances are you have some type of goal in mind. Maybe you want to work on overall your health or appearance. Perhaps you want to improve a health condition or your abilities as an athlete. You do not go to the gym expecting to be harmed. Unfortunately, gyms are not always the safest business establishments and there are multiple ways you could be hurt. Common hazards at your local gym could include: Poorly maintained equipment: Depending on the establishment, there could be hundreds of people using workout machines each week. If gyms are not regularly maintaining their equipment, then guests could be seriously harmed. Equipment could also contain defects that injure you or other guests. Poor sanitation: The surfaces in gyms are constantly being exposed to conditions that are favorable for the growth of microorganisms, such as bacteria or viruses. Your local…
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Can I File a Lawsuit if I Am Injured Using Airbnb?

Airbnb has exploded in popularity over the last few years. This service allows users to find rooms for lodging in a way that is similar to booking a hotel room. Airbnb has been compared to Uber or Lyft, except instead finding rides, the service finds hosts who are offering lodging. Hosts who are using the service can offer guests a room in their own homes or other properties. As Airbnb has grown in popularity, so have the number of lawsuits filed against the company. One woman filed a lawsuit after she was allegedly sexually assaulted by her host. At another Airbnb rental in Texas, a tree fell on and killed a guest. These are both cases where guests might be able to file a premises liability lawsuit if the injuries or deaths occurred on hotel properties. If the hotel was aware of but did not fix a hazard that harmed…
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