Many slip-and-fall cases in North Carolina involve a store or other business that is open to the public with a mess on the floor. Snow or mud tracked in from outside, or spilled merchandise like salad dressing, can cause harm to customers if employees do not clean it up or at least provide a warning.
A group of 25 people was standing on the second-story deck of a beachfront condominium in Brunswick County, North Carolina, when it collapsed without warning on July 9. Twenty-one out of the 25 were injured. Their ages ranged from infant to senior citizen. It is a relief that none of the injuries was considered life-threatening, but all 21 were taken to the hospital for treatment.
A condominium manager and another company have been found liable for debilitating injuries suffered by a woman in a slip-and-fall accident in another state. The defendants have been ordered to pay the woman more than $4 million for her permanent and debilitating injuries, which were caused by a fall on her patio that was covered by ice and snow despite their obligation to keep it clear. This demonstrates how a condo's management company in North Carolina could put their residents at risk of harm by not living up to their duties .
Dogs are known to be man's best friend, but can be very dangerous if threatened. A recent report claims that over 4.5 million people fall victim to dog bites each year. These bites can sometimes be very serious and lead to stitches, cosmetic surgery or ongoing psychological counseling. Dog bites are common in North Carolina and people need to take safety measures to prevent harm to them and their children.
Back-over deaths occur when a driver hits and injures another person while backing up. Tragically, the victims in these types of accidents are most often children under the age of 5 and adults over the age of 70. Many of these accidents occur in the driveways of residential neighborhoods and most often involve a family member of the victim. Eleven children nationwide have already lost their lives as a result of back-over pedestrian accidents this year - the danger is ever-present in each state, including North Carolina.
According to Tom Weir reporting for USA Today, Erin Andrews is the ESPN sports network's "most famous sideline reporter." Well, the most famous sideline reporter for ESPN is now suing the Marriott Hotel and her stalker, Michael Barrett, who filmed Andrews in the nude through a peephole in her hotel room.