Category Archives: Premises Liability

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What Are Signs of Negligent or Inadequate Security?

A premises liability lawsuit may be possible if a property owner was negligent in providing a safe environment. Property owners may be liable for any damages resulting from an accident or injury that occurred on the property grounds. One common situation that can lead to a premises liability case is the circumstance of having negligent or inadequate security on that property. What Is Negligent or Inadequate Security? Negligent security occurs when a property owner fails to properly guard a person and his or her personal possessions. Commercial property owners do not have to legally guarantee the safety of every person who visits the property, but they are required to appropriately respond to any foreseeable risks or hazards. Negligent security can occur in: Hotels Grocery or retail stores Restaurants Malls Parking garages Apartment complexes How Is Negligent Security Proven? If you were a victim of negligent security, in order to prove…
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Tennessee Fair Accident Leads to Safety Reforms Across State

In 2016, three girls were seriously injured after falling more than 40 feet from a Ferris wheel. The incident occurred when rivets on a gondola carrying the girls came loose. The loose rivets led the bottom plate to drop down and catch on the frame of the Ferris wheel. It then tipped over, dumping the girls out and causing body and head injuries. As a result of this incident, the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) has made a few changes. One is to hire additional inspectors for fairs across the state to ensure ride safety. This year, Tennessee has new safety compliance officers in east, middle and west Tennessee. Next year, they will be certified to oversee the ride inspection process. Tennessee will also be requiring ride operators to display colored decals on each ride. These decals indicate that rides have met all inspection and insurance requirements…
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Fire Ball Ride Banned from Tennessee Following Deadly Accident

State officials in Tennessee banned the Fire Ball carnival ride after an accident at the Ohio State Fair. Fire Ball was a swinging and spinning amusement park ride. On the day of the Ohio State Fair’s opening, the ride malfunctioned. It broke apart and hurled riders through the air. One person died and seven suffered injury, three of them critically. The Destruction of the Fire Ball Ride Dramatic video of the incident shows the ride swinging back and forth like a pendulum when it crashed into something. Afterwards, a piece of the ride flew off, leading to the death and injuries. Burns Phillips, Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, announced the ban. California, Indiana and Kentucky issued similar bans on the Fire Ball. In the wake of the accident, fair operators throughout the state committed to extra inspections and scrutiny to prevent incidents like this from…
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