A slip and fall action is a type of personal injury lawsuit commonly filed by customers who has been injured after slipping and falling on a business owner’s property. Owners or possessors of land have a duty to keep the property safe to prevent harm to those who enter the land lawfully....View More
Contributory negligence is a defense to negligence where by a defendant alleges that the plaintiff’s actions created an unreasonable risk to his or her own safety. When a plaintiff acts unreasonably to contribute to his or her injury, that plaintiff may be found wholly or partially responsible...View More
Traditionally, a finding that a plaintiff’s negligence contributed in any way to his injury completely barred any recovery of damages. Over time, states began to view this approach to contributory negligence as excessively harsh and unfair to plaintiffs and adopted the “comparative...View More
States are split regarding product liability for sellers of used products. Some states specifically exclude the sale or repair of used products from products liability rules. In other states, the general products liability rules apply. Among the states that apply general products liability rules,...View More
A personal injury is an injury to a person that may also include damage to that person’s property. A personal injury lawsuit alleges that another person’s negligent or harmful conduct caused the plaintiff's injury and damages. This injury can be physical, but may also include psychological...View More
Negligence per se is when the person’s action itself is negligent or in violation of the law. It also includes negligence resulting from a person’s violation of a statute designed to protect the public from a specific type of harm. For example, a driving statute may define exceeding the posted...View More
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