In New Jersey and across the nation, accidents involving elevators seem rare. Unfortunately, they do happen, and people suffer injuries and fatalities because of them. If an elevator accident happens, it could be due to a failure to ensure that it was in safe working condition. Those who have been hurt or lost a loved one in this type of incident should know what steps they should take.
New Jersey residents may have heard that the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel in downtown Atlanta, Georgia, was the site of a Legionnaires' disease outbreak between June 22 and July 15. The hotel's general manager and the companies that own and maintain the hotel are now facing a lawsuit from a 67-year-old professional photographer who contracted the disease while photographing a conference there.
New Jersey residents may have heard that a Las Vegas woman is suing Wayne Newton after the entertainer's pet monkey allegedly attacked her daughter. In the lawsuit, the plaintiff is seeking a minimum of $15,000 in compensatory damages.
Building owners and landlords in New Jersey and around the country could do more to protect their visitors from slips and falls according to a study from CNA. The Virginia-based risk assessment and management firm studied slip and fall liability claims filed between 2010 and 2016, and it found that floors with low slip-resistance ratings were often involved. The American National Standards Institute has set a minimum dynamic coefficient of friction rating of .42 for flooring materials, but the floors in half of the sites studied by CNA failed to meet this standard.
One of the many possible results of a slip-and-fall accident is an ankle injury. These injuries, which may vary in degree of severity, can cause mobility issues and significant pain. A New Jersey resident dealing with ankle injuries caused by the negligence of another party may have a basis for a personal injury lawsuit.
Manufacturers of equipment used in amusement parks in New Jersey and throughout the country carry insurance policies to protect them in case someone is injured on a ride. While these types of accidents are not common, they can be costly for the park and manufacturer and serious for the injured person.
Imagine walking into the local supermarket to pick up a few items. As you head toward the dairy aisle, you suddenly find yourself on the ground. Instead of standing up, brushing yourself off, and quickly moving away in embarrassment, look around and assess the situation. Your fall may not have occurred due to clumsiness. It may have been caused by a wet floor, a loose tile or a badly placed product display.
Every year, about 8 million Americans end up in the emergency room after a fall. That's just over 21 percent of all emergency room visits. About 1 million visits come after a slip and fall accident.
When New Jersey residents visit friends and relatives, getting injured is usually the last thing they like to think about. However, accidents can happen and sometimes the consequences can be severe. In fact, hazards can be present even if there doesn't appear to be a dangerous property condition, though accidents might be more likely in such circumstances.
As winter draws near and families look for new ways to keep kids entertained indoors, many will visit trampoline parks - the latest trend in extreme activities that's taken off across the East Coast.