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Body Found In Walmart Restroom

Headlines involving Walmart are often stranger than fiction, and a recent headline certainly fits the bill here. A woman went to her local Walmart and entered their bathroom. Three days later, she was found deceased in the restroom. The woman was observed as coming into the store on Friday around 6 in the evening on store security feeds and entered…
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Stay Injury Free On Escalators By Following These Tips

Escalators are everywhere in Pennsylvania including airports, convention centers and shopping centers. These transport devices are convenient in channeling foot traffic and keeping busy commercial sites flowing smoothly, but they can be dangerous. News sites across the world are filled with reports of escalator accidents, many of them causing severe injury or even death. The Today Show’s Jeff Rossen even…
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Can I Sue If My Pet Was Injured On Someone Elses Property

You are probably not going to like this, but in the eyes of the law, a pet is propertyy. As such, it will be treated as property regardless of what legal action you pursue. In many cases, victims of a pet injury would have more success by seeking a remedy directly from the responsible party rather than through a premises…
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How Does Pennsylvania Address The Safety Of Amusement Rides

The state of Pennsylvania provides an Amusement Ride Safety Division within the Department of Agriculture. This division is responsible for inspecting, approving and registering all amusement attractions in the state. Owners of these attractions also play a role; they are required to register each attraction with the Department and to submit affidavits of inspection before the attraction begins operating. The…
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Infant Dies In Elevator Of Dangerous Property

Because of the often brutal scenes first responders in Pennsylvania and elsewhere witness every day, it may take a lot to rattle them. However, a recent tragic accident in the elevator shaft of a dangerous property left some rescue workers visibly shaken. The incident has also raised the ire of many tenants and may result in serious consequences for the…
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Dangerous Property Attracts Teenagers Leads To Tragedy

It is not always easy to keep trespassers off one’s property, especially if there is something enticing that draws people in. Swimming pools, for example, are considered “attractive nuisances” because children are likely to approach them without fearing danger. In some cases, property owners in Pennsylvania and other states may leave buildings or other structures abandoned, and teenagers may use…
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Agency Risks Premises Liability Claims For Crumbling Buildings

Owners of private property in Pennsylvania are generally responsible for the maintenance and safety of their buildings. However, in Philadelphia, over a hundred buildings stand vacant and crumbling. These buildings are owned by the local housing authority and have been cited on numerous occasions over recent years for serious violations, leaving the agency open to premises liability complaints. In addition…
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Dangerous Property Causes Injury Forces Residents To Evacuate

When a person in Pennsylvania rents an apartment, he or she assumes the place will be safe and habitable. When things go wrong, a call to the landlord or building manager usually brings someone to make repairs or somehow mediate the problem. However, if the building owner lets the property decline to the point where it becomes a dangerous property,…
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Premises Liability Slip And Falls Are Sometimes Prevantable

Taking an unexpected tumble is never a pleasant experience. Slip and fall accidents in Pennsylvania may land a person in the emergency room with broken bones, a back injury or a concussion. While recovering from such an accident, a person may begin to wonder if he or she has a premises liability claim. While determining the liability from a fall…
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Injuries Blamed On Courthouses Allegedly Dangerous Property

When people in Pennsylvania are hurt on a property that has not been properly maintained, it is within their rights to seek legal recourse against the property owner and/or other parties in possession of it. In one out-of-state case, a woman claimed she suffered serious injuries when she fell down some stairs at a courthouse. She and her husband recently…
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