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July 10, 2014

Owners With Liability

Sidewalks Can Trip Up Owners With Liability Having sidewalks makes it much easier to get across lawns and home fronts without slipping and falling, but if the homeowner does not take care of that sidewalk, it could wind up costing them a great deal due to liability. Having a sidewalk means having the responsibility to maintain it reasonably well and prevent dangerous conditions from developing. If someone were to trip and fall due to the poor condition of a sidewalk, its owner and those responsible for maintaining it could be held liable for damages. Property Owners Have to Keep Sidewalks […]
July 10, 2014

Trip and Falls

Don’t Make Trip and Falls Easy When it comes to owning property, a trip and fall injury to someone else is hard to defend. Property owners have a responsibility to ensure their property is safe for others. If someone is injured due to a property condition, the owner is liable for costs. The property condition might be something as simple as leaving yard tools lying in the grass. If a neighbor’s child comes over, steps on it and sustains injury by falling or spraining an ankle, for example, the parents of that child can file a lawsuit to recoup costs […]
July 10, 2014

Slip and Falls

Keep an Eye Out for Slip and Falls Slip and fall injuries can have dire consequences if someone is seriously injured or worse due to negligence on the part of the property owner. When people allow others into their homes, businesses and other properties, they accept the responsibility to ensure a reasonably safe environment so that no one will be hurt or suffer property damage. Stores and casinos in Las Vegas are the most sued for slip and fall injuries, but homeowners and other property owners also can be held liable. The most common culprit is water and a tile […]
May 27, 2014

Campfire Liability

Campfire Liability Can Be Costly Camping is a popular family activity but one that can result in severe liability due many potential dangers, particularly when it comes to campfires. Most campgrounds will post potential fire dangers and whether or not it is alright to have an open campfire. When the weather is hot and dry and the surrounding country is dried out with lots of tender, having a campfire is downright foolhardy and could result in massive wildfire capable of destroying homes, killing wildlife and possibly people. Some 19 firefighters tragically lost their lives fighting an Arizona wildfire started by […]
May 22, 2014

Fireworks Liability

Fireworks Liability Can Be Costly The Fourth of July is one in which many people like to set off fireworks and have fun grilling outdoors. But that kind of fun can come at a heavy price if something goes wrong and one or more people are injured or worse or property is damaged. Firecrackers, bottle rockets, Roman candles and similar fireworks are illegal in Nevada and for good reason. Many people improperly handle them and wind up causing injuries or property damage. In the worst of cases, someone is hospitalized or might even die from injuries. Large mortar shells in […]
May 15, 2014

Hunting and Shooting

Hunting and Shooting Liabilities Can Be Costly Firearms are one of the oldest and most controversial forms of recreation and self-defense and remain a very popular pastime in the desert and wilderness of Nevada. Whether using that firearm for target shooting, hunting or self-defense, there are many legal liabilities tied to how the firearm is used and where the bullets go after the rifle or pistol is fired. Even police officers can be held liable if they recklessly discharge their firearms or accidentally shoot a bystander while trying to apprehend a dangerous criminal. Every Shooter Is Responsible for the Bullet […]
May 6, 2014

Riparians and Boaters

Riparians and Boaters Have Unique Liabilities When you own a home or other property situated along water or own a boat and take passengers, there is a greater level of liability in play than typical homeowners would have due to the additional dangers of water. Granted, pool owners do have liability for the dangers inherent with owning a pool, such as
April 28, 2014

Summer BBQ Season

Summer BBQ Season Brings Liability Issues The smell of ribs, hamburgers, steaks, corn on the cob and many other wonderful foods being grilled during a breezy and comfortable summer  is one of the favorite pastimes of many U.S. families, especially during the Memorial Day and Fourth of July holidays. But those hot BBQ grills and fun foods can turn into a legal liability if someone is injured or otherwise harmed or property somehow damaged as a result of the grilling activities. Adherence to Grilling Safety Is Important Many people who live in apartment buildings either grill outdoors or have neighbors […]
April 23, 2014

Consumer Warranty Liability

Consumer Warranty Liability Holds Suppliers, Manufacturers Accountable It’s nice when you can get a guarantee when purchasing a product or paying for a service. The nice thing is, whether stated or not, every product manufactured and sold in the United States comes with some form of guarantee regarding condition and general performance. When manufacturers create products and they are sold to consumers, those products come with implied legal guarantees that are effective for several years and carry the weight of law. Called an “implied warranty,” they guarantee consumers that products are free of defects and are of an acceptable condition. […]
April 10, 2014

Bicycles Riders Legal Liabilities

Bicycles Come With Legal Liabilities for Riders Bicycles are very economical and healthful ways to get around and have fun when riding with friends and family. When summer approaches each year, more bicycles are on the roads and sidewalks, which results in a natural rise in the number of accidents involving bicyclists and vehicles, pedestrians and other bicyclists. And when accidents happen, people often times get hurt and file lawsuits. Whether driving a car or riding a bicycle, there are legal liabilities involved, particularly if riding in a reckless manner that endangers others. Bicyclists Must Abide Traffic Laws Just because […]