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Security measures may help your company avoid liability claims

As a business owner, you certainly want to keep your assets safe. Additionally, you undoubtedly also want to ensure the safety of yourself, your employees and your patrons. Because various factors could play roles in the overall safety of your business, your security plan could include procedures that specifically meet your needs.

New study shows pedestrian fatalities on the rise

On a beautiful day, you may feel compelled to lace up your shoes and go for a walk. On the other hand, maybe you need a few things from the store, and you decide to hoof it instead of driving the few blocks. Whether you walk for pleasure, sport or convenience, you probably only consider the dangers when you cross the street.

What constitutes a dangerous property condition?

As a business or property owner, you certainly understand the importance of keeping patrons or other visitors safe. As a result, you likely take the time to regularly inspect the premises on which you conduct business in order to ensure that no dangerous conditions exist that could harm others. You likely also take the necessary steps to quickly and efficiently address any potential hazards.

Trench disaster may leave you at a loss

When your spouse went off to work each day, you may have felt the dread that comes when a loved one works a hazardous construction job. On the other hand, maybe, for your own peace of mind, you dismissed the danger and trusted in your spouse's skill and the safety measures taken by his or her Louisiana employer.

Don't get tripped up by a premises liability claim

From the day your business opened, you have probably worked hard to ensure its success. You train your employees well, keep careful records, and maintain a clean and organized establishment. Nevertheless, you may have seen the life of your business flash before your eyes when you saw a customer lying on the floor.

If you got hurt on public or private property, who is at fault?

Suffering any type of injury is frustrating, but it can be especially difficult if you are unsure if you are at fault. Suffering because of the negligence or reckless behavior of another person is never acceptable, and you have the right to stand up for yourself, your interests and your recovery.

How culpable are you when your dog bites?

A dog owner's worst nightmare is when an otherwise trustworthy pet lunges at someone. Whether it was a single bite or a vicious attack, authorities may now consider your dog dangerous, and it is likely you will be facing the consequences of the incident. Dog bites are painful, may require extensive medical treatment and can leave disfiguring scars. Your homeowner's insurance may cover part of these costs, but maybe you feel like the attack wasn't entirely your dog's fault.

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