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Is the assumption of risk defense right for your case?

As a business owner, you have certain responsibilities when it comes to keeping individuals on your business's premises safe. You likely understand this obligation and do your part to make sure that any activities that take part on the premises are not unnecessarily dangerous. However, if you operate a business that involves individuals participating in risky activities, such as riding roller coasters or driving go-karts, you certainly understand that a risk of injury is involved.

Shopper wins $3 million settlement over escalator injury

Accidents on escalators seem to be more like urban myths than actual truths. However, escalators are dangerous and can cause severe injury. One recent example is a woman who had her toe shredded while riding an escalator while shopping at a mall in Little Rock, Arkansas. A jury has now awarded her a $3 million settlement.

AAA finds drowsy driving on the rise

Drowsy driving has long been understood to be a danger. However, the American Automobile Association is regarding to this issue with growing concern. One recent survey found that one third of all drivers admitted to driving at least once in the last month while having trouble staying awake. This makes sense, considering another study finds that 27 percent of Americans have said they have trouble sleeping.

Bobby Truitt named Super Lawyer and Peter Gahagan named Rising Star for 2019

Thomson Reuters has announced that Jack E. "Bobby" Truitt has been selected as a Super Lawyer for 2019. Truitt has been named to this prestigous list for the fifth year. Super Lawyer is decided by peers based on skill, trial abilities and ethics.

WATCH issues list of 10 most dangerous toys

Parents generally try to balance elements of fun and safety when picking toys for the kids. Add such benefits as being educational or durable and a toy can be a real winner, at least in the eyes of the parents. However, Great Aunt Agnes or Uncle Pierre the confirmed bachelor may not have the same priorities. These gift-giving issues can be monitored at birthday parties, but the sheer volume of presents and the frenzy of Christmas morning can mean problem toys may be overlooked.

If you have employees, consider these 2 types of liability

When you opened your business here in Louisiana, you probably knew that it could potentially face legal liability from a variety of sources. Every time the company enters into a contract, provides goods or services to customers or lets people in its doors, the possibility exists that someone will file a lawsuit against it.

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