A woman who slipped down in an ACME store in Lansdale, Pennsylvania, has sued ACME Markets and SuperValu Inc. According to a lawsuit filed by the woman and her husband, a liquid substance on the floor of the store's shampoo and soap aisle caused the woman to slip and fall. She suffered injuries in her leg and ankle, and she was eventually diagnosed with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.
Reports indicate that a business entity in Philadelphia has been named in a premises liability lawsuit. According to the suit, a woman from Texas was on the property where Chapman Ford Inc. is located when she encountered a defective condition. This condition reportedly caused her to slip and fall, injuring her in several different ways, the suit says. The incident occurred in February 2012 and the lawsuit was filed late last month, according to records.
If you are bit by a dog in Philadelphia, what happens? Can you sue the owner for premises liability if you are on their property? If you are the owner, what rights do you have? Many people in Pennsylvania are unaware of the laws surrounding dog bites. This may be detrimental to those that have been bit or to owners who are unaware of how they can defend themselves and their pets.
When a person is bit by a dog, the results can vary widely. Some may be nipped and hurt for a moment without any breaching of the skin. Others may become the victim of a dog bite and need hours of surgery to repair the damage that has been done. Owners are often held liable for the damage that has occurred to the person but according to some laws, landlords may also be held liable.
A segment of the American Bar Association recently voted on a subject that may create a debate: laws prohibiting certain breeds of dogs. The Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section of the ABA will begin urging state and local legislators to repeal breed-discriminating laws and replace them with breed-neutral laws.
The effects of a dog bite can be traumatic and long-lasting. Many families have been affected by such incidences, both on the side of the victim and the dog that attacked. In the case of an 11-year-old boy from Donora, Pennsylvania, it was more than just a single dog bite. According to reports, he has bite marks all over his body and received severe injuries.
If a recent decision in another state has any sway, Pennsylvania courts may find themselves holding owners and landlords liable in certain personal injury cases. According to the decision from an appellate court in a state bordering Pennsylvania, plaintiffs will no longer have to prove a history of violent behavior in pit bulls.