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Shopping-related injuries are more common than you think

Shopping can be an enjoyable respite from the responsibilities of our lives if it means going to Dillard's or some other department store. Whether we have time for that or not, most all of us go to the grocery store at least once a week. However, shopping-related injuries can occur, and in many cases the store is to blame.

Casinos want drunken gamblers, increasing risks

Wondering why the risk for pedestrians and sober drivers is so high when driving near a casino? Part of the reason is that casinos may end up over-serving their patrons. This can increase DUI accidents, which are often tragic when both parties are in motor vehicles and which can get far worse when one party is a pedestrian just trying to walk down a sidewalk or use a crosswalk.

Falling leaves might pose a slip hazard

Now that the summer is over, leaves are going to start falling for fall. That means that it is time for property owners to evaluate the safety of the premises to determine if the area is hazardous to people who are walking. Falling leaves can be slippery and slick, especially when they are wet. These leaves pose a slip-and-fall threat to some people.

Schools are legally responsible for students' safety

As parents throughout Mississippi send their kids back to school, they worry about their safety. Schools are responsible for the physical and emotional well-being of their students. However, sometimes, they don't live up to that responsibility. If a child is harmed or worse, it may be possible to hold school administrators, teachers, other employees and the school district itself liable.

Boy still hospitalized after nearly drowning aboard cruise ship

Once again, a serious accident has occurred aboard a cruise ship. In this case, the victim is an 8-year-old boy. He was on the cruise line's Anthem of the Seas ship that had just left the port in Bayonne, New Jersey, when he was found in one of the ship's pools.

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