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What is an Attractive Nuisance?

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As a homeowner, you may have heard the term “attractive nuisance,” but what does it mean and how does it affect you? An attractive nuisance is something on your property that looks good to kids but can be dangerous. A swimming pool is probably the most common type of attractive nuisance, but can include… Read More »

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Singer Meat Loaf Files Premises Liability Suit Against Airport Hotel

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A person should receive proper protection when they are a guest at any place of business, whether it be a store, restaurant or hotel. Celebrities and non-famous people alike should not have to maneuver around in unsafe conditions that can lead to slips, trips and falls. Michael Lee Aday—more commonly known as singer Meat… Read More »

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Types of Premises Liability Issues

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When you think of premises liability incidents, slips and falls may be the first thing that comes to mind. Slips and falls are the most common type of premises liability accident. They can happen anywhere—in grocery stores, restaurants, sidewalks and other people’s property. They can even happen in your own home. They are typically… Read More »

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What is Negligent Security?

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When you think of premises liability, slips and falls may be the first things that come to mind. However, premises liability can actually encompass a variety of elements, including negligent security. Negligent security occurs when a lack of security causes a crime to occur on the property. Criminals tend to frequent places where they… Read More »

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Preventable Grain Silo Accidents Claim Too Many Lives Each Year

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Both children and adults being buried and killed in grain silo accidents is more common than you might realize, including here in Texas. It is often difficult for first responders to get inside the silo to get the victims out quickly enough, and it can not only happen to children who are drawn onto… Read More »

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Another Death in Texas After Exposure to Naegleria Foweleri

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A little girl in Texas recently passed away after contracting a rare brain eating amoeba – Naegleria foweleri – from swimming in a local river, the Brazos River. Sadly, very few survive once they have contracted the bacterial infection (these infections have a 97 percent fatality rate), which typically enters through the nose. In… Read More »

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Texas Teen in A Coma After Being Severely Injured by Water Park Pump

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A Texas teenager is in a coma for over a severe accident that occurred at Fun Town Water Park in Crystal Beach, Texas in mid-August. The teen is suffering from serious internal injuries after being sucked into a drain in one of the pools, which caused his esophagus to detach from his stomach. Reportedly,… Read More »

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When Children Are Harmed in Texas Swimming Pools

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It is every parent’s worst nightmare: A tragedy like the one that occurred recently here in Texas, where a baby boy was found face-down, drowned in a pool. The child—only one year old—was reported missing in Texas City and unfortunately, EMTs and doctors could not save him once found. The issue brings to light… Read More »

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Injury at Texas Amusement Park Highlights Common Injuries Experienced Each Year

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In July, Urban Air Adventure Park in Austin, Texas was sued for $1 million in damages for a personal injury a visitor incurred hitting his head on a piece of equipment that came down from the ceiling. The complaint alleges that the park failed to keep the facilities safe, and in doing so, caused… Read More »

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When Airports Are Liable for Premises and Slip & Fall Accidents

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Many people might be surprised to find out that there are more premises-based injuries at airports than on injuries that occur on actual airplanes every year, including slip and falls. According to the Flight Safety Foundation, close to 30,000 ramp accidents alone occur every year, which cost approximately $10 billion annually. Causes of Accidents… Read More »

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