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The case of the fallen superhero

A 23-year-old woman's family recently filed what was likely a premises liability accident lawsuit against the Palmer House Hilton hotel where she died while attempting to slide down the…

Owen Coughlin Jr.

When Cujo lives next door

The dog: Man’s best friend. Loveable pet. Family member. Companion. Vicious animal.

Unfortunately, a dog – the same dog – could be defined by all of these terms. Having had…

Spangenberg Shibley & Liber

Did Virginia Tech Provide Adequate Security on Campus?

The nation is in mourning after the terrible events that transpired at Virginia Tech University yesterday morning. A Virginia Tech senior from South Korea killed at least 30 people locked inside a classroom building in the deadliest shooting rampage in modern U.S. history, the university and police said Tuesday.The first deadly attack, at a dormitory around 7:15 a.m., left two people dead. But…

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National Dog Bite Prevention Week Kicks Off

Most people believe that their dog is friendly and would never hurt a soul. Facts, however, prove that dog bites are a significant source of injuries with over 4.7 Million bites occurring each year. In a recent article, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provided the following statistics about dog bites:Each year, 800,000 Americans seek medical attention for dog bites; half of…

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Captive wild cat attacks child

A four year old girl was bitten by a captive cougar in Florida. A wild animal business was hired to provide entertainment for a child’s birthday party. The animal handler brought the caged cougar outside of its cage to show the animal to the youngsters when it became startled. The animal then attacked the young girl, biting her face. The animal attack resulted in serious cuts to her eyelid,…

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Pit Bull attacks 2-year-old

It’s the type of story you hate to see. A 2-year-old girl was bitten in the face by a pit bull in Washington County, Ohio. Marilyn Gardner had taken her daughter to play over at a neighbor’s house. The nine-month old dog suddenly attacked her. The toddler required 57 stiches to repair the damage to her face from the dog bite. Unfortunately, these types of attacks are all to common when pit…

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Dog Bites and Attacks on the Rise in America

Fellow Injuryboard Blogger, Stephen Wagner has posted some alarming statistics as published by the Center For Disease Control concerning the number of Dog Bites that occur each year in this country. [N]early 2% of the U.S. population is bitten by a dog each year [….which] translates to nearly 5 million dog bite victims per year, most of whom are children. If you own a dog, it makes good…

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Smoke Detectors Save Lives

Yesterday, when you turned your clock back one hour, as a result of day-light savings time, did you also remember to check the batteries in your smoke detectors? Smoke detectors save lives! Recently in the news, there have been stories concerning house fires. These stories remind us how important smoke detectors are in our homes. Make sure your home, apartment or any other type of dwelling is…

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Halloween: Trick or Treat Safety

Trick or treating is surely one of the highlights of the year for children. Dressing up as a favorite action hero or character and of course, all the candy, is enough to make kids forget about safety concerns. Before taking your children out for beggar’s night, make sure to take some precautions. The National Safety Council has published a list of trick or treat safety suggestions for parents…

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Apartment Complex Safety

Residents of apartment complexes have a right to expect that their landlords will provide adequate safety to tenants and their guests. The duty of providing safety at an apartment complex extends to those risks that are foreseeable to the landlord. What is foreseeable? It all depends upon the circumstances surrounding a particular apartment complex. If the complex has knowledge that there…