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What is a 'storm doctrine?'

As late-winter snowstorms bear down on a significant part of the country, slip-and-fall injuries are no doubt increasing. That's why it's important to know just how much liability a property owner should assume when someone falls on a sidewalk, parking lot or other part of their property during a storm. That's where something called the "storm doctrine" comes in.

Venue for Missouri premises liability case to be determined

Attorneys for defendants in a premises liability suit are arguing over the state in which the case should be heard. The lawsuit was brought by a man who was loading milk into carts supplied by Dean Foods. He says that he was pushing a loaded cart up a plywood ramp at an Aldi grocery store in West Plains, Missouri, when it hit a nail and turned over, causing him suffer serious injuries when he fell.

Slip-and-fall accidents can change your life

Many people think that slip-and-fall accidents aren't really a big deal. With some of the stories that are portrayed regarding slip-and-fall accidents in the movies and on television -- think banana peel pratfalls -- it is easy to see where that misconception comes from. It is important for people who are involved in slip-and-fall accidents to understand that they can be serious.

Slip-and-fall accidents on ice can cause back pain

Since the snowy and icy weather is making its way across the country, now is a good time to discuss how important it is to make sure that sidewalks, parking lots and other areas where people walk are cleared appropriately. When the snow and ice aren't cleared right away, it is possible that people will slip and fall.

What are trespassers, invitees and licensees?

When you get injured on another person's property, you might opt to seek compensation. If you make that decision, your status on the property might become the focus of a premises liability lawsuit. Generally, there are three statuses that people might fall under when they go onto another person's property -- trespasser, invitee and licensee.

Do property owners have to fully childproof their property?

Parents want to keep their children as safe as possible. If your child happens to venture onto someone else's property, keeping your child safe might not be as easy as you think. Many property owners don't think about how the various components of their property might appeal to children. Because of the legal concept known as attractive nuisances, parents might opt to seek compensation if their child is hurt on the property of another person.

Premises liability: Accidents can cause serious injury

It takes just seconds for a life to be changed forever. Every year, thousands of people are injured in slip and fall accidents across Missouri and the rest of the country. Falls are one of the leading causes of traumatic brain injuries, and they can also cause spinal cord injuries and other serious complications. Even a more minor fall can result in broken limbs, leaving the victim with medical bills and needing to take time off of work to recover.

Shopping injuries during the Christmas season in Missouri

The Christmas season is fast approaching, and it is supposed to be a time of joy and festivity, but a serious injury could take all of that right out of this holiday. Every year, all across the United States, thousands of people are injured while shopping. This is one of the most frantic shopping seasons of the year, so you need to know what to do if you are hurt in Missouri.

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