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Premises Liability Lawsuit: Who can Raise a Claim?

»Posted by on Feb 12, 2017 in Property Law | 0 comments

An invitee, a licensee and a trespasser are the classifications of people who may be found entering the property of another person’s. Besides suggesting the rights of a person, this classification also tells of the level of care a property owner owes his/her guests.

  • An invitee may be a friend, a relative or a neighbor, who has a landowner’s expressed or implied
    permission to enter his/her property;
  • A licensee includes party guests, family friends, people who enter stores to ask about something or to retrieve something that they own. These people have a landowner’s expressed or implied permission to enter the property, but who goes there for his/her own amusement or purpose, rather than for business purposes.
  • A trespasser is a person who has no authority, whatsoever, to be on someone else’s property; thus he/she is on the property illegally and, unless he/she is a child, the owner owes him/her no responsibility if ever he/she gets injured inside such property.

Property owners, especially places that are accessible to the public, like malls, hospitals, government offices, supermarkets, parking lots, playgrounds, swimming pools, restaurants, food courts, churches, etc. (where the people are called licensees), have the responsibility of keeping their premises free from risks of accident at all times, or they can face legal complaints, more specifically, a premises liability lawsuit, from whoever gets injured while within their premise.

One very common accident which can injure anyone is slip and fall. This accident, which may occur in any public or private place (including private residences) can cause injuries ranging from minor bruises to serious ones, like a fractured wrist or elbow or spinal column injury.

According to the National Safety Council (NSC), more than 8 million slip and fall accidents occur in the U.S. every year. Some of their most common causes are wet, oily, icy or slippery floors or surfaces, defective staircases, uneven, loose or broken floors, steps, sidewalks or stairs, unsecured rugs or carpets,and, hidden or tangled extension wires.

Premises liability refers to a landowner’s accountability for certain injuries suffered by persons on his/her property, where a defective or unsafe condition exists. More than just sustaining an injury due to slipping, tripping or falling, premises liability also includes in its scope injuries that are caused by falling objects, open excavations, electrocution, broken benches or chairs, and so forth.

Immediately consulting with a highly-competent personal injury lawyer is important in the event of a slip and fall accident. It can be to the victim’s advantage is he/she understands his/her legal rights , especially with regard to seeking compensation for the damages he/she has been made to suffer.

According to the Mokaram & Associates, P.C. Law Firm, “A property owner’s legal duty to maintain their residence applies to commercial property owners as much as homeowners. Any place where the public convenes to shop or conduct business must especially be in safe condition for those on the premises. This legal duty is all the more important if children are on the property. However, to raise a slip and fall claim that occurred in a private residence, a person must have been invited on the property. Property owners do not have a legal duty to trespassers, so those who have no business on the property cannot raise a claim.”

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What Factors Affect The Cost of Salon Services?

»Posted by on Dec 5, 2016 in Hair Therapy | 0 comments

When having a haircut, rebonding, and other salon services, the first thing that you will look at is the price. You might say that the price of a haircut is too expensive or the cost of hot oil is too much. But what determines the cost of a salon service? Houston makeup artists will tell you that the prices will vary and is on a sliding scale. There are different factors that can affect the cost of salon services and they are the following:

Time And Product

One of the factors that can affect the cost of a service is the time it will take to render it. For example, the cost of a haircut will depend on the time it will take for a barber or stylist to finish a haircut. Once they are done with one customer, they will need to have a break first.

Another factor that will affect the cost of a salon service is the product. You will need to buy different salon products to be able to provide different services to different customers. Again, this will be added to the cost of the service.

Experience

The experience of the stylist will also come into play when pricing services. The experience of the stylist will have an impact on the quality of work they will render.

Competition

The cost of the competition can also affect the pricing of salon services. Of course, the salon will need to make themselves as the more appealing choice than their competition in order to attract more customers. You do not want the price to be too low or too expensive as well.

Promotions

Promotions in the salon can be a great way to attract new customers. Again this will affect the pricing of the service you will put into promotion. You may offer a haircut at half the price or a discounted spa.

These are just some of the factors that can affect the cost of a salon service.

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Types of Accidents Involving Motorcycles

»Posted by on Nov 3, 2016 in Auto Accident | 0 comments

In 2012, the number of motorcycle accidents, as reported to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) was 112,000. The number of accidents that caused injuries was 93,000, while fatal accidents totaled to 4,957. Over the coming years, the possibility of motorcycle accidents increasing is more likely as the number of Americans acquiring and riding motorcycles also continues to multiply.

Analysis of motorcycle crash data show that those who usually get involved in motorcycle accidents are riders who never received formal riding education. These are people who believed that learning from friends or kin how to ride, rather than enrolling in a riding school, was enough. Thus, they never realize that motorcycling is not just learning how to maneuver a motorbike through traffic, it is rather learning how to ride safely.

Motorcycle accidents are classified under two categories: single vehicle motorcycle accidents and multiple-vehicle accidents. Single vehicle motorcycle accidents are more common motorcycle crashes than multiple-vehicle accidents. Its causes include riding with a high blood alcohol level, riding too fast even during poor weather conditions, and failure to brake and maneuver properly, especially when approaching a bend. A rider committing any of these mistakes often result to him/her losing his/her balance and crashing into road fixtures or getting thrown off from his/her bike.

Though less common, multiple-vehicle crashes are, however, causes of more serious injuries. This type of accident involves another vehicle. One example of multiple-vehicle crash, which also happens to be the most dangerous and the most injurious, is head-on collision, which often occurs in undivided rural highways or when one vehicle, either the motorbike or the other vehicle, travels on the wrong side of the road.

Majority of multiple-vehicle crashes occur due to drivers failing to notice approaching motorcyclists or drivers denying motorcyclists their right of way (in these situations drivers are the ones at fault during accidents, though fault is not too easy to prove). Often, rather than accepting fault, most drivers rather blame on motorcycle riders, saying that riders careen in and out of traffic, putting their own and other lives at risk.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says that motorcycle riders, especially in multiple-vehicle crashes, are more susceptible to injuries or death due to the absence of whatever may protect them from the force of impact created during collision.

Wausau personal injury lawyers, likewise, says that motorcycle accidents account for a significant number of serious or fatal automotive accidents in the United States each year. Because motorcyclists are not able to rely on the types of protections that other motorists enjoy, even a relatively minor accident can have devastating consequences for the victims, potentially resulting in costly medical treatment and lost income that victims and their families may not be able to afford. As such, a victim of a motorcycle accident that is due to someone else’s reckless or irresponsible behavior may require significant compensation in order to deal with the challenges ahead. Fortunately, it is often possible for an injury victim to file a motorcycle accident claim to pursue this compensation.

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The Many Benefits of a Garden Roofing System

»Posted by on Sep 2, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Although green roofs or sod roofs have been around in northern Scandinavia for centuries and are more common in some parts of Europe, including Germany, the UK, Switzerland, Italy, Netherlands, Austria, Norway, Hungary, Sweden, and Greece, its popularity is now steadily increasing in the United States.

A roof garden refers to any garden on top of a building or a residential structure. A well designed garden roofing system usually combines the waterproofing power of a thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) roofing membrane with the beauty of a hearty vegetation decor for a durable and green roofing system.

Besides helping you save energy and money in energy consumption (due to the lush greenery that creates a superb temperature control and natural insulation by virtually absorbing the heat), a garden roof, if combined with a GAF PlazaDeck system, can also help create an energy-saving system and an outdoor functional area, such as a patio or a deck, at minimal cost. Furthermore, a garden roof also comes with other benefits, such as tax incentives, land optimization and hassle free installation.

With regard to tax incentives, “green” tax benefits, (this includes garden-style roofing which, by the way, can be quickly and easily installed) are enacted by the federal, state and local governments.

But while there is a long list of of the benefits of garden roofs, there are also hassles and pitfalls associated with it. These hassles are caused by: complicated and ineffective designs, which can result to difficulty in installation poor performance or even system failure.

Multiple unaffiliated contractors, which will only result to longer installation time as well as longer interruptions; and,

Multiple guarantee sources, which makes it rather hard than easy to know who you should go to if you detect a problem on your garden roofing system.

To be able to provide customers all their roofing needs and services, some firms, like the Ft. Lauderdale roofers at Best Roofing, affiliate with large and highly-respected roofing manufacturers in the U.S. This will not only help ensure faster roofing installation, but installation only of the most exacting standards in materials combined with the roofing firm’s high standard of workmanship.

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Independent Car Insurance Company Responsibility

»Posted by on May 18, 2016 in Insurance | 0 comments

The kind of driving history you have will affect greatly your compliance with the Financial Responsibility law, the law that requires you to prove your capability to pay for damages due to accidents wherein you are at fault. Proving this capability may be done by showing that you are covered, that is, you have auto liability insurance, or by meeting any state-approved alternative to the mandated auto insurance coverage. While a clean driving record may save you from paying too costly car insurance premiums, a record that is marred with traffic violations, such as a DUI and/or, reckless driving, or worse, an accident wherein you are at fault, can very likely result to more expensive policies because insurance providers will see and tag you as a “high-risk” driver.

Getting identified as a “high-risk” driver, however, is not only based on past traffic violations. A car insurance provider can also identify you as such if you are below 25 years old (more so if you are below 20 since records from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association consistently show that teenagers are the ones most prone to accidents), driving a high-powered sports car or any type of car that is more prone to accidents, have high annual mileage, or have been required by the court to file an SR-22.

Except in the state of New Hampshire, where drivers are not mandated to carry car insurance coverage, or in Virginia, where drivers can have their vehicle registered as uninsured by paying the required uninsured motor vehicle fee to the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), all other 48 states require drivers to carry auto liability insurance. Possible consequences of non-compliance with this requirement are suspension of your driving privileges, fines, higher cost of insurance premiums and a court order that will require you to file an SR-22. If you do cause an accident, then you may also face a civil lawsuit wherein you would be legally required to compensate your victim for all the economic and non-economic damages he or she will suffer from.

To help you and all other drivers and car owners find the best and cheapest car insurance coverage that will include all your insurance needs are independent car insurance companies which offer free online quotes from different providers. According to the website of Hankey Law Office, P.C., some will provide as many as a dozen quotes to help compare actual prices of policies and the types of coverages included in each policy. Besides car insurance, you can also ask for SR-22 quotes plus require them to make the filing and purchase on your behalf.

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