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Snowy conditions can cause a slip and fall

The cold weather is here to stay for several more months. Snow and ice can accumulate on driveways, sidewalks and parking lots and it’s helpful to know what options are available if a slip and fall happens in these conditions. Businesses must take reasonable measures to remove snow and ice from their property to keep people safe. This might include…

Dangerous driving led to fatal auto accident spike in 2020

In 2020 in New Jersey and throughout the United States, people dealt with major changes because of the ongoing health crisis. Those changes went beyond altered work templates, children attending school from home, the need to adjust vacation plans and taking personal safety precautions. The roads were vastly different as well. While many might have been pleasantly surprised at the…

Why are older people at higher risk for falls?

Property owners bear the responsibility for keeping a store, a workplace or even a home safe from hazards that can cause a person to fall. This is important because many older people have a greater likelihood of slipping and falling than younger individuals. In addition, older adults may suffer more serious harm from a fall. If you are getting older,…

What protections must landlords provide tenants?

You recently heard of a string of crimes taking place in your New Jersey neighborhood, and you worry about your security. What obligations must your landlord uphold regarding your safety? SFGATE breaks down measures that landlords owe their residents to keep them safe. Determine if your property owner does everything that she or he can for your peace of mind. Fundamental…

Steps to take after getting bitten by a dog

New Jersey ranks ninth in the country for the number of claims for dog bites. It has 699 claims annually, each costing about $48000. Dogs may be man’s best friends, which is why they account for 63% of the 67% of household pets in the country. Unfortunately, they are not everyone’s best friend, which explains why about 4.5 million people…

Road deaths caused by red-light runners reach a 10-year high

Research shows that more and more motorists are trying to “beat” traffic lights at signaled intersections across New Jersey and the nation, with the number of road deaths caused by red-light runners reaching a 10-year high. Why is it that running red lights is increasing, and is there anything you might do to help protect yourself at signaled intersections? According…

3 hidden dangers in supermarkets

Some unsafe conditions New Jersey supermarket shoppers may not easily detect include slippery floors, unstable merchandise displays and objects falling from shelves. Without a clearly visible warning, stores may incur liability when their employees neglect to protect shoppers or alert them to the dangers of such risks. Properly placed warnings may enable shoppers to avoid a slip-and-fall hazard. When an…

State law provides remedies for negligent alcohol service

For those injured by a drunk driver, more than just the drunk driver may be legally responsible for any injuries. Drunk driving accidents cause more than just property damage to the vehicles involved. Physical injuries from these types of incidents can be difficult to overcome, and a dram shop liability lawsuit can help victims claim the monetary recovery they are…