If you’re thinking about hiring some help to rake leaves, shovel snow, or hang your Christmas lights, you may wonder about your liability as a property owner. Do you know what your responsibility is if someone is injured while working on your property?
With wintery weather and the holidays upon us, the news is full of anxiety-inducing stories about the perils of holiday shopping. From fender benders in parking lots to carjackings, assaults, fights, and even stampedes, holiday shopping can be dangerous! Struggling through winter weather with packages can also lead to slips, trips, and falls in parking lots and walkways. If you’re injured on commercial property—like a shopping mall or other retail establishment—you may be able to receive compensation for your injuries.
When winter storms hit, ordinary daily activities can be a real struggle. Snow and ice can build up on sidewalks, parking lots, and entranceways to businesses, causing wet, slick conditions inside buildings. Do you know what your rights are if you suffer a slip-and-fall injury or other weather-related occurrence on commercial property?
Every September, the National Council on Aging sponsors National Falls Prevention Awareness Day (FPAD) to increase public awareness about how to prevent and reduce injuries related to falls among older adults. September 22, 2016, which also happens to be the first day of fall, will be the ninth annual observance of FPAD.
Pokémon Go is an augmented-reality video game that lets players use their cell phones to embark on real-world adventures. To play, you open the game and go outside for a walk. Like a scavenger hunt, you search for virtual “monsters,” called “Pokémon,” and supplies that will help you catch them and earn points. Your phone uses its GPS navigation to guide you to local landmarks, stores, and other sites to gather these items. Players meet up at locations called “gyms” to pit each other’s Pokémon against each other in battles for supremacy. The game encourages people to get out of the house and exercise while it shares educational and historical tidbits about the various destinations they visit.