Category Archives: Premises Liability and Safety

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Smoke Alarm Failures

Smoke alarm failures are highly dependent on the type of smoke alarm in use. The two most common types of smoke alarms are photoelectric and ionization. A photoelectric alarm is activated by smoke. Smoke is generated principally by smoldering fires. … Continue reading

Snow and Ice Issues

Snow And Ice Issues Snow and ice issues can present a host of different legal problems.  Snow and ice cases from an automotive point of view present interesting issues as to the presence of contributory negligence.  Contributory negligence can be a … Continue reading

Premises Liability Components

Premises Liability Components Injury attorney Brien Roche reports that one thing that distinguishes premises liability claims from other types of tort claims is that the party who is injured (the plaintiff) must prove that the property owner had notice of … Continue reading

Cruise Ship Injuries

Cruise ship injuries have become the stuff of many recent headlines. What many passengers are unaware of is that when they board a cruise ship and are subsequently injured, that does not mean that they have any entitlement to bring … Continue reading

Constructive Knowledge

Injury Attorney Explains Constructive Knowledge The term “constructive” is one that is used frequently in the law.  It is derived from the word “construe”.  When you hear the term constructive knowledge or constructive fraud what that means is that you … Continue reading

Homeowners Liability Claims

Homeowners liability claims are not that common but when they do arise they can cause a great deal of anxiety.Homeowner’s insurance policies in the Fairfax, Virginia area, as is true in most jurisdictions, may cover most of these personal injury claims.  … Continue reading

Drownings-Rip Tides

Drowning-rip tides is a significant problem in many beaches across the United States.  The rip tide effect is essentially caused by a break in sandbars that are offshore allowing water that is washed on the shore side of the sandbar to then funnel through … Continue reading

Power Line Injuries

Power line injuries continue to be a devastating source of injury in many locales. The victim not having seen the overhead uninsulated line is generally a product of that persons own visual acuity, problems with depth perception, fatigue or forgetfulness. Other … Continue reading

Diving Accidents

Diving accidents in swimming pools and other facilities have decreased dramatically over the years principally due to the enhanced awareness of the dangers associated with diving and the fact that many pools have removed their diving boards. The general theories … Continue reading

Swimming Facility Injuries

In analyzing swimming facility injuries there are a number of factors to be considered.State and local codes must be analyzed carefully to determine any and all requirements that may exist as far as: Fencing. The nature and characteristics of any gates. … Continue reading

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