The holiday season has long passed but that doesn't stop Waco residents from heading out to Texas shopping centers and malls to snag a good deal. Many people view shopping as a type of therapeutic experience -- even though there are so many ways that someone can get hurt while out shopping.
A Waco realtor and her male client are both recuperating after having been attacked by two dogs during a home showing at on Dec. 29.
If you were to ask most individuals where they're most apt to get injured, they'd tell you out in public in a parking lot, at the restaurant or on a playground. It's unlikely that they'd mention the home as the place that they'd be at most significant risk of harm. Certain dangers exist that put individuals most at risk of getting hurt at home as opposed to in public though.
When people are asked what comes to mind when they hear the word shopping, they often say making purchases. Very few individuals concern themselves with getting hurt while out at the store. Shopping injuries are quite common though. These types of incidents often occur because store owners fail to warn their workers or shoppers of certain hazards or to keep their premises safe.
When you hear about someone having a slip-and-fall incident, it's common most people assume that it happened because something was spilled on a floor and not cleaned up. This is just one of many reasons that slip-and-fall accidents occur though.
Just last week, the story of a young man who died after being crushed by a New York City apartment building elevator made national news.
A 43-year-old Waco resident filed a lawsuit against both Waco River Safari and Baylor University late last week in the 414th State District Court. He alleges that he suffered permanent injuries after falling into an on-campus river.
The summer is a time when many Waco families head out to their local swimming pools or park, take a day trip or visit other parts of the state. United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) data from 2016 showed that as many as two million Americans were hurt while participating in summer activities that year. Earlier data showed how they got hurt.
Summer doesn't start for more than a month, but it's already hot enough here in Waco that many assume that it's already begun. With school going on break for the next few months, you've probably already scoped out local pools where you and your kids can go to cool down from this Texas heat. Have you thought about who to hold accountable if someone gets hurt though?
A major workplace injury that leaves you with disabling injuries can change the course of your entire life. You may never work again. It can alter your day-to-day routine, your personal relationships, what hobbies you pursue, and much more. In short, that one fateful event on the job can have a lasting impact that you never fully overcome.