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May 2017 Archives

University sued after student falls, breaks ankle

In March 2016, a woman was walking towards her dormitory at Florida A&M University. She was carrying groceries and just wanted to get home. However, as she tried the main pathway, she noticed it was blocked by a locked gate. She had to take a different path -- one that was not properly maintained. And, as you can probably guess where this story is headed, the woman fell and broke her ankle on the uneven path.

Another crash on a bridge leaves 7 people injured

Just south of Pittsburgh in Dravosburg, Pennsylvania, a motor vehicle accident between a bus and a car has left seven people with injuries that required hospitalization. Two other people were hurt in the crash but refused medical treatment. All of them were on board the bus when it collided with the other vehicle. Details aren't being released about the crash, but the bridge where it occurred was cleared relatively quickly after the crash happened.

Police search for dogs after 5-year-old attacked

While the following story didn't occur here in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, it will send shivers down the spine of any parent. Three dogs are being sought by police after at least one of them was involved in an attack on a 5-year-old girl. The extent of the girl's injuries are not known at this time, but the property where the dog attack occurred is owned by a 48-year-old who owns 12 dogs.

Motor vehicle accidents can result in permanent injury or death

Every time you get behind the wheel of a car, you accept some serious risks. While nothing is going to happen the vast majority of times that you're driving or riding in a car, motor vehicle accidents and collisions happen every day. Most motor vehicle accidents involve minor or no injuries, but people do suffer serious injury and die from preventable crashes every day in this state. While you may drive carefully and maintain your car to prevent accidents, you cannot control the behavior of other drivers. When someone else causes an accident, it can still cause you serious and even permanent injuries.

Landlord fails to address leak in timely manner, gets sued

A woman is suing the property manager of her building after she slipped and fell in her apartment. The woman said she noticed leaking in her apartment that allowed water to pool in her living room, washroom, and near the kitchen. She alerted the property manager of the problem, but they did not fix it in a timely manner. As a result of the property manager's unwillingness to address the issue quickly, the woman slipped and fell.

Victims of dog bites can suffer serious injuries

Dogs are man's best friend, and when they are properly trained and controlled, they can be loving members of a family and, really, of a community. But not every dog owner is responsible and not every dog owner properly disciplines and trains their pet. These dogs can turn out to be aggressive, and they are more likely to push boundaries. As a result, they can cause significant, and even fatal, injuries to unsuspecting and innocent people.

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