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Outdoor dangers leading to slip-and-fall accidents

Pennsylvania residents may be spending more time indoors during the winter. However, even on the coldest of days, people often need to travel from their homes to public places. Most people don't expect anything inherently dangerous when simply leaving their homes. However, Pennsylvanians need to be aware of the many dangers that they can face while outside. In particular, people need to be aware of potential dangers immediately outside of public spaces.

The danger of exotic animals in Pennsylvania

Many Pennsylvania residents have pets, and these animals become valuable members of these people's families. People don't often recognize that their pets can become a danger to those around them. Instead, people see their pets as loving, affectionate and perfectly safe. While this is often true for people who choose to have pets like cats or dogs, this is not always the case for people who choose to keep exotic animals as pets.

Can a premises liability suit be brought against a school?

Thousands of kids across the state of Pennsylvania are in the full swing of school. The first day jitters are a thing of the past and everyone is settling into the school year. As children and parents become more comfortable at school, they may think it is okay to let their guard down a bit. Parents may check in with the classroom less, and children may start to take more risks. However, no matter what time of year it is, accidents can happen.

Who is most likely to be a victim of a swimming pool accident?

As Pennsylvania approaches the so-called dog days of summer, many people may be seeking refuge from the heat in a swimming pool. While recreational swimming can be a fun pastime for people of all ages, it does not come without risk. Swimming can be dangerous for a variety of people if the proper precautions are not taken. As the weather gets warmer, many Pennsylvania residents may wonder who is most at risk of a swimming pool accident?

Slip and fall accidents are real and dangerous

Most Pennsylvanians don't give a lot of thought to slip and fall accidents in their daily lives. This kind of accident is a staple of slapstick comedy, and when people experience such an accident, most of the time it's cause for no more than a slight injury and some embarrassment. However, more often than most people thing, a slip and fall accident can be much worse. It can lead to a serious situation that requires medical treatment. Sometimes it requires legal attention.

The dangers of retail shopping in Pennsylvania

When Pennsylvania residents think about retail shopping, they probably don't think about being in danger. Instead, they think about fun, hunting for deals, or spending too much money. However, when people are in public, they should understand that accidents occur more often than they think.

Are hotels responsible for injuries on their premises?

Premises liability laws protect people who are visiting the property of another. These laws require property owners to keep their properties safe for the people who are invited to visit it. Whether the visitors are visiting the property for business or personal reasons, these visitors have the right to expect that the property is reasonably free from hazardous conditions. Businesses have an especially high duty when compared with Pennsylvania homeowners. Businesses must take extra measures to make sure the public is safe.

Toddler injured by gun in home

A property owner in Pennsylvania is responsible for ensuring that their property is safe from hazardous conditions. This can include a variety of different safety concerns -- from a wet floor, to dangerous equipment and animals. If property owners fail to properly secure, maintain or repair their property, people can get seriously injured.

Property owners can be held responsible following an injury

Owning property in Pennsylvania comes with a lot of responsibilities. Not only do property owners need to take care of the physical property, they need to pay taxes and ensure that the property meets all other legal requirements. In addition, property owners have the responsibility to keep people safe from hazardous conditions upon the property.

Commonwealth v. Candice Steinbacher – Motion for Judgement Acquittal Granted

Motion for Judgment of Acquittal for a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) prosecution was granted by Lycoming County President Judge Nancy L. Butts, after Attorney Kyle Rude argues that the Commonwealth could not prove Ms. Steinbacher was in actual physical control of a motor vehicle. Ms. Steinbacher was arrested after Williamsport City Police believed she switched seats with her boyfriend in order to avoid an arrest for DUI.

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