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Category: Premises Liability

Premises Liability Can Extend Beyond Slips, Trips and Falls

May 26, 2015 by , Personal Injury

It is well-known that injury victims can typically pursue compensation when they slip, trip or fall due to dangerous conditions on property owned or managed by other parties. This is known as premises liability, and even trespassers can file lawsuits under certain conditions. Still, the real question involves determining exactly what constitutes a dangerous condition. Clearly, a store patron who breaks a leg when falling into a pothole in a poorly-lit parking lot would have the right to seek compensation for injuries from the property owner or manager. A few […]

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Attractive Nuisance Doctrine Can Protect Injured Young NC Trespassers From Liability

North Carolina’s contributory negligence law can often eliminate the rights of injury victims when they have even a small degree of liability for their accidents. Thus, it stands to reason that a trespasser would have few grounds for a claim against a property owner who maintains dangerous premises. If the trespasser is an adult, this would be true; however, a Charlotte injury lawyer would say that the legal issues are very different when the injury victim is a child. Children are Drawn to Hazardous Situations The combination of curiosity and […]

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Wrongful death lawsuit settled after stone kills girl

Wrongful death lawsuits can be filed in North Carolina against a negligent person or company if their negligence caused a fatal accident or injury. A recent wrongful death lawsuit has been settled after a teenage girl was killed after leaving high school graduation party. The fatal accident occurred after a teenager attended a graduation party in 2010. When she left the party, a man from the party threw a paving stone through the window of the car she was riding in, fatally injuring the teenage girl. The man who threw […]

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Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween is one of the most exciting times of the year for any child. Dressing up in a carefully selected costume might be fun for kids, but, we all know that what they really look forward to is a bag of candy that is overflowing by the end of the night. So, before the streets are overrun with goblins, ghosts and princesses, here are a few tips to help make your Halloween safe. Before you leave the house, make sure that your child is able to walk safely in his […]

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Brown, Moore & Associates Wins New Trial for Child Victim

Brown, Moore & Associates, PLLC, recently won a North Carolina Court of Appeals decision which granted a new trial to one of their injured clients. The case, which concerned a premises liability issue, will give injured children a greater opportunity to be fairly evaluated by a jury in negligence actions occurring on another’s premises. The twelve-year old client was injured after sliding over a waterfall on New Years Creek in Blowing Rock, NC. The town knew of two young adult males who had suffered injury in the same manner only […]

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