If you live in Pennsylvania, you know that ice and snow are common hazards for a good chunk of the year. You may also know that property owners generally have a duty to keep their property well-maintained and safe of obvious hazards that could put someone in danger.
The nation's system of justice seeks to be fair to all involved parties. As such, it may be challenging to prove fault when slip-and-fall accidents occur. While the victim is all too familiar with the events leading up to an accident, the court system must be as certain as possible about liability before it makes a decision.
Slips and falls are one of the most common types of accidents people have. Seniors, in particular, have good reason to fear a fall. One out of every three people over the age of 65 will fall every year -- and that can lead to broken arms, legs or hips, extended stays in a nursing facility and a downward health spiral from which a victim might never recover.
You probably have heard that older people are just prone to falling. In fact, the National Council on Aging (NCOA) says that falls are the single biggest cause of injuries -- fatal and otherwise -- among adults over 65 years of age.
Are you getting ready to escort a princess or a pirate through the neighborhood to collect candy during this year's annual Halloween festivities? If so, take the time to review these tips that can help protect you and your child from slip-and-fall accidents.
As summer slips into fall, hunting seasons will soon begin. That makes this a good time to brush up on safety issues that are of particular concern to hunters -- but we aren't talking about gun safety.
Have you ever been on an escalator that seemed like it was moving far too fast to be safe? Or one that "stuck" at points, throwing you off balance and causing you to grip the handrail for dear life. One incident like that is enough to make you hunt down the nearest elevator instead.
Because of winter weather, one of the biggest hazards you face while shopping for the holidays could be right under your feet.
What's the biggest danger you face on a daily basis?
A chill is starting to gather in the air at night and leaves are already starting to turn on a few trees -- which means that autumn is surely here.