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If You Are Injured in a Park, Can You Sue?

By Kelly Balamuth on May 25, 2018

City parks are a valuable public resource that allow anyone in the community to enjoy outdoor spaces and recreational facilities. They can come in many different shapes and sizes, with fun options for families and individuals of all ages. Unfortunately, every year, park visitors get hurt in awful accidents. Many of these injuries could easily have been prevented with proper supervision and maintenance. Read the rest »

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Common Causes of San Francisco Bay Area Slip and Fall Accidents

By Kelly Balamuth on August 8, 2012

San Francisco Premises Fall LiabilitySlip and fall, or trip and fall, accidents are extremely common and can result in serious injuries for the accident victim. Slip and fall accidents are the most frequent type of accident that leads to personal injury, second only to motor vehicle accidents. In addition, these types of accidents are a leading cause of workplace accidents and injuries. There are a number of situations and circumstances that may cause a slip and fall accident, so in order to prevent Californians from suffering this type of incident, it is imperative to understand the potential causes of a slip or trip and fall accident. Read the rest »

“Off-Season” For Your Swimming Pool? Consider Installing a Safety Barrier

By Kelly Balamuth on January 25, 2012

Winter in Northern California is the “off season” for many swimming pools. While you may not be performing regular daily maintenance on your pool, it’s still not a good idea to forget about it entirely. Installing a safety fence or other barrier is one way to help keep your loved ones and neighbors safe.

Each year, hundreds of young children die and as many as 2,000 are injured by drowning or near-drowning after falling into swimming pools or hot tubs, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Drowning can also be a hazard for older children and even adults. In California, drowning is the number one cause of deaths and injuries that happen in the home to children under age five. Read the rest »

Toddler Drowns in Fountain at San Francisco Hotel

By Kelly Balamuth on December 28, 2010

A tragic accident occurred at a San Francisco hotel recently when a toddler drowned in a fountain in the hotel’s lobby, according to The San Francisco Examiner.

The 18-month-old boy was at the hotel with his mother, nanny, and his twin sister. While the adults were taking pictures of the hotel’s holiday decorations, he fell into a fountain that was two feet deep. He was reported missing, and a security guard found him eight minutes later floating in the water. Read the rest »

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