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.
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.
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.
In the aftermath of the tragic death of a 2-year-old boy who was killed by an alligator at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa earlier this month, legal experts are weighing in on what responsibility Disney bears and what their best legal strategy is.
It's that time of year when people along the Mississippi Gulf Coast will be heading to amusement parks, fairs, carnivals and other events where rides are among the most popular attractions. However, there is good reason to be cautious before getting on them. This is particularly true at "pop up" carnivals that come into town for a short time and then move on.