Nightclub Shooting Victims File Lawsuit

A crowded nightclub shooting in Cincinnati, Ohio has led to a lawsuit by 11 survivors. The incident happened at the Cameo Nightclub on March 26. They are claiming that the nightclub, the owner, and the property owner were negligent in protecting patrons in the attack that killed two people and injured 17 others. The lawsuit…

What is Premises Liability?

In personal injury law, premises liability cases deal with incidents that are caused by an unsafe or defective condition on someone’s property. Like many personal injury cases, premises liability cases are based on negligence. All property owners have obligations under local, state, and federal law. Property owners must make an effort to maintain a safe…

Club Owner’s Greed Leads to 2 Dead

  Nightclubs are places to go to have a good time, but they can also be very dangerous. The combination of youth, alcohol and lack of restraint can lead to fights. But it’s not just the patrons that are a potential problem. The people running the nightclub also contribute to the safety or danger of…

$75 Million Settlement

$75 Million Settlement obtained on behalf of the victims in a wrongful death and personal injury suit when scaffolding fell from the John Hancock building in Chicago. (more…)

$1.5 Million Jury Verdict

A Macon County jury has awarded a Clanton man $1.5 million for injuries he sustained at the VictoryLand Greyhound Park (more…)

$9.6 Million Settlement

$9.6 Million Settlement from a building management company for the estate of an attorney who was among five people killed in an October 2003 high-rise office building fire (more…)

$13.75 Million Settlement

$13.75 Million Settlement for a 6 year-old boy who was injured in the locker room of a community fitness center when a row of lockers, weighing approximately 400 pounds, fell on him.

When Should I Consider a Claim for Premises Liability?

When someone gets injured on the property of another, the property or premises owner may be exposed to liability for failing to upkeep his property or warn others of dangerous conditions which exist on his property. This is particularly true in the setting where the property owner "invites" guests to his property for business gain…

Dangerous Property Hazards

Defective premises cause a significant number of falls resulting in severe and disabling injuries. Some of the leading causes of these accidents are slippery floors, uneven surfaces and trip hazards. Generally the law starts with the proposition that when you engage in certain kinds of activity, you have a duty to use reasonable care to…

Electricity and Electrocution

The law imposes a duty of utmost care where someone is directly injured due to the dangerous nature of electricity. An example of such a duty arises when someone is electrocuted by coming into contact with a high voltage line in the possession and control of the defendant utility company. In cases in which involve…

Defective Sidewalks Lawyers

Defective Sidewalks It is common for the surfaces of streets, sidewalks, and parking lots to be irregular. It is not the duty of the landowner who has custody or control of these areas to eliminate all variations in elevations existing along the countless cracks, seams, joints and curbs. These surfaces are not required to be…

Slip and Fall Accident Lawyers

Slip and Fall Accidents Slip, trip and fall accidents are generally considered "premises liability" cases. These cases arise when a property owner or custodian is negligent in the maintenance, repair and upkeep of the property in question. Many states have laws that require landowners to maintain their property so that it does not present an…

Staircase Accident Attorneys

Some of the most serious injuries occur in falls down stairs. When these types of accidents occur one must consider the design of the stairs to determine whether the stairs in question are safe and whether the stairs met the applicable building codes and standards. Some of the factors we examine in evaluating the merits…