Negligent security is the failure to exercise reasonable care in providing security or protection to patrons in a commercial venue. It is a theory of premises liability where a property owner is held accountable for a patron’s injuries suffered in the midst of a criminal act on the owner’s property. An injured patron may recover money damages for negligent security by proving:
Some days it seems like water parks are made for the “dog days of summer.” After all, how better is it to beat the heat by sliding down a waterslide, hanging out on a lazy river or even playing in a wave pool. Indeed, water parks have such a following that even after summer ends, people will flock to indoor facilities to continue the summertime fun.
Some might assume that how a hospital room is designed is merely a matter of aesthetic concern. However, design can have practical implications on some significant issues. For example, a recent study indicates that hospital room design could have patient safety implications.
What happens after a dog bite occurs matters greatly.
We are continuing our discussion of a workplace injury case that settled in December. The victim is a Cook County construction worker (a subcontractor) who slipped on ice at the construction site and seriously injured his back. The injury led to complications that have kept him from re-entering the workforce in any capacity. He sued the general contractor for failing to keep the site clear of ice and snow.
So far, winter in O'Fallon has been a bit erratic. The temperatures have fluctuated dramatically over the course of a week, going from a 10-degree high on Sunday to a 50-degree high just two days later. While the warmer weather is not necessarily a bad thing, it does make it harder to dress in the morning.
There are certain locations to which children naturally flock when school is out and the temperature starts rising, including athletic fields, playgrounds and, of course, swimming spots. However, as we've discussed in previous posts, parents need to exercise caution when their young ones are swimming at an area pool or local lake.
Chances are very good that at some point over the course of the next week, you will set foot inside of some sort of retail establishment to make a purchase, whether it's a local grocery store, pharmacy or mega discount chain.
To many people in Illinois, a slip-and-fall accident sounds like just that -- an accident. Although they are not caused intentionally, that does not mean no one is at fault. A property owner's negligence can easily create the hazardous conditions that can cause a serious fall. Unfortunately, proving that a property owner is responsible for your injuries is not always a simple process.
Now that the spring is finally here, people across Illinois and throughout much of the nation are emerging from their homes, ready to enjoy the warmer weather conditions. However, it won't only be people coming outside in greater numbers, but their dogs who were also largely confined over the long winter.