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Identifying potential liability concerns on staircases

Many Texas residents use stairs every day to navigate their way through buildings and homes. It's rare that a fall happens, but when someone takes a tumble on a staircase, the resulting injuries can be catastrophic. This is why property owners are legally required to maintain their staircases in a way that keeps them free of potential tripping hazards. Failing to maintain safe stairs can open up a property owner to serious liability concerns in the event of an accident.

The spectrum of premises liability law

A premises liability claim is essentially a civil lawsuit filed by a plaintiff who was injured on property owned by another party. At the core of the premises liability claim will usually be the allegation that the property owner committed negligence by failing to reasonably manage and maintain the property in a way that would prevent injury to visitors on the property.

Seeking financial compensation after a shopping cart accident

Shopping carts are useful tools to push around the grocery store to carry your purchases, right? They are indeed useful when they're used the right way and when they're in good repair. However, when parents use them to carry their children, or when shopping carts are used in an inappropriate manner, they can be dangerous -- especially if they are poorly designed or damaged in some way.

An attractive nuisance: The risk of owning a pool

Swimming pools are a lot of fun, especially when the weather gets hot. It's good exercise to go swimming, and you might love having pool parties at your home. With summer just around the corner, it's a good idea to think about liability for your home swimming pool. Who is liable if a child falls in and drowns? What happens if a guest gets hurt?

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