When we head out to our local shopping mall, premises liability is not usually at the forefront of our mind. Generally speaking, we tend to think of public places as safe places to visit and take our children. We rarely give much thought to what to do should anything happen when we are in public places. Unfortunately, there are times when even a pleasant outing, such as getting a child's picture taken with the Easter Bunny at the local shopping mall, can become a dangerous situation.
As we move toward springtime in New Jersey, there are more and more people out enjoying the weather which increases the propensity to be bitten by an animal. This doesn't just mean dog bites; cats and other animals can bite too and have just as devastating consequences. Even with careful precautions being taken by responsible pet owners, there are chances to be bitten by even the mildest mannered pet.
What makes a senseless accident criminal? In the case of a hit-and-run, it is primarily how a person behaves immediately following the accident that can make a person a hero or a criminal. In the case of a man from Newark whose vehicle struck a mother and daughter walking to school in West New York, even though he initially was alleged to stop and get out of the car briefly, his alleged failure to render aid or remain with the victims until help arrived resulted in his being held in jail and facing very serious charges.
The decision to put a loved one in a nursing home is probably one of the hardest decisions that many people have to face in life. As stories of nursing home abuse periodically appear in the news, you may be especially concerned about ensuring that your loved one receives the best care. However, you can make this possible if you regularly visit your loved one, know and speak with the nursing home staff, and watch out for the signs of the four primary types of abuse that can occur in nursing homes:
Back in July last year we wrote a post entitled, "Problems with self-driving cars will always be there." In that post, as some of our more frequent readers may remember, we talked about self-driving cars and whether they are safer than human-operated vehicles.