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Zip line accident in theme park injures 10-year-old boy

Arizona residents may think twice about zooming around on a zip line after they hear about an incident that occurred at a theme park in Lakeland, Florida, at the start of September. A 10-year-old boy was riding a zip line along a track when suddenly, near the end of the track, the boy flew into the air and fell 20 feet to the concrete beneath. An investigation by the Florida Department of Agriculture blames the incident on operator error.

Airport premises liability: an overview

Airports can be a magnet for accidents like slips, trips, falls and struck-by incidents. For this reason, airport owners, operators and lessors in Arizona need to have premises liability coverage. Most times, they will not need a separate policy but can add coverage via an insurance endorsement. There may be little to no additional charge involved.

Woman falls down steps, dies in subway without elevator

Some people in Arizona may have heard about a woman who fell down a set of subway steps and died in New York City while carrying her baby's stroller. The station did not have an elevator. The child was conscious when police arrived, but the woman was not.

Small business owners and slip-and-fall accident issues

Small business owners in Arizona may be held legally responsible if someone slips and falls on their business premises. While mid-size companies and larger corporations may be able to handle such issues without too much of an impact on their bottom line, litigation of this nature can quickly become costly for businesses with limited resources. For this reason, small business owners are routinely encouraged to take proactive steps to reduce their odds of having to deal with potentially costly lawsuits.

Shooting victim files suit

Many people in Arizona likely heard about the deadly shooting that happened at a Madden gaming tournament in Florida. The incident, which involved one gamer shooting others, resulted in the deaths of two people and multiple injuries to others. News sources report that one injured victim has filed a lawsuit against the venue and the publisher of Madden, Electronic Arts.

Daytona Beach roller coaster derails, injures nine

Arizona residents may know about the roller coaster accident in Daytona Beach, Florida. On the night of June 14, one of the roller coasters at Daytona Beach Boardwalk partially derailed, sending two riders into the air where they fell 34 feet to the ground and suffered traumatic injuries. Two other riders were left dangling in midair. Of the 10 riders involved, 9 were sent to the hospital with news of their current condition still forthcoming.

Understanding the attractive nuisance doctrine

According to the attractive nuisance doctrine, Arizona homeowners have a legal responsibility to take the steps necessary to protect children who may venture onto their property. Owners may be liable if there are items on the property that can entice children and harm them.

Safety advocates push for sprinklers after Honolulu fire

Arizona residents may have heard about the tragic apartment blaze that killed three people in Honolulu on July 14. The building where the fire occurred was built before the city mandated that sprinklers be installed in high-rises. As a result of the inferno, safety advocates are now pushing for older towers in Hawaii and across the U.S. to be retrofitted with sprinklers in order to prevent a similar tragedy from happening in the future.

Slip and fall accidents can lead to serious ankle injuries

Many people who have slip-and-fall accidents in Arizona suffer ankle injuries as a result. Whatever circumstances precipitate a slip-and-fall accident, a painful and long-lasting ankle injury is always a threat. Whether the accident occurred due to a loose brick in a parking lot or a spilled bottle of oil in the grocery store, it can cause several different types of ankle injuries can severely impact a person's life and health.

  • United States District Court | District Of Arizona
  • Maricopa Country Bar Association
  • State Bar Of Arizona
  • United States Court Of Appeals | Ninth Circuit

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