Nevada residents may not think much of getting on and off an escalator. However, doing so in an improper manner could result in a serious injury. Parents who have children accompanying them on an escalator should hold their hand and make sure that they stand instead of sit on the steps. It is also not a good idea to bring a wheelchair or other item with wheels on the escalator.
Business owners in Nevada and around the country have an obligation to provide a safe experience for their customers. If someone trips over a torn carpet or slips on a wet floor, the business owner or operator is generally responsible for damages that an injured victim incurs. A business owner or operator may also be negligent if someone tripped on a cracked sidewalk or was hurt because of a pothole in the parking lot.
Nevada readers would never expect a floor they were standing on to collapse, hurling them to the level below. Unfortunately, that's exactly what happened to dozens of South Carolina partygoers in the early morning hours of October 21.
Falls are a common cause of injuries in Nevada. In regard to workplace accidents, falls from a height are two to three times more expensive in terms of costs than falls on a level surface. Even a fall from a couple feet can result in life-changing injuries. However, there are several ways to prevent falls from occurring.
Nevada residents who are injured on another's property and who feel that the accident could have been prevented if the owner was not negligent may have a case under premises liability law. Negligence is defined as the failure to act in a way that is reasonably expected in a given set of circumstances. When applied to property owners, it usually covers instances of poor property maintenance.
One of the survivors of a fatal shooting at a video game tournament has filed a lawsuit seeking recovery for damages. Nevada readers might already be aware of the shooting that took place at a Madden tournament on August 26. The man who has filed suit was shot twice in the incident.
If an employee is hurt on the job in Nevada or elsewhere, he or she may be entitled to workers' compensation benefits. However, determining liability for an injury may be more complicated if a person gets hurt while working at a private residence. If that person works for a company with five or more employees, he or she would likely file a workers' compensation claim.
There are 7.4 million swimming pools in residential or public use in the U.S., according to the CDC. It's important to keep pools safe because of the risk for drowning, especially among children: for every child under 14 who dies from drowning, five are sent to the emergency room for non-fatal submersion. Over 3,500 Americans die in non-boating drowning accidents every year.
Nevada residents may or may not be familiar with the usual safety concerns that grip New Yorkers, but some of them are myths. A penny thrown from the top of the Empire State Building, for instance, will not gather enough momentum to kill someone below upon impact. Another concern, though, has solid grounding in fact.
Nevada residents may think twice about amusement parks after hearing about a Daytona Beach, Florida, roller coaster accident. The Daytona Beach Boardwalk features a ride called the Sand Blaster, which has been in use there since 2013. It was made 40 years ago and previously belonged to an amusement park in Delaware.