Jumping on a trampoline is a perennial summertime favorite for kids in New Jersey and across the country. However, the personal injury risks associated with the trampoline are more grave than most parents recognize.
If you live in the tristate area, chances are you've slipped on a patch of ice in the last few months. Most of the time, these slips lead only to minor scrapes and mild embarrassment, but unfortunately there are occasions when more severe injuries occur. Slip-and-falls, especially by the elderly and the very young, can lead to catastrophic and even life-threatening afflictions, such as broken bones, spinal cord injury, and traumatic brain damage.
Examples of irony will certainly incorporate this: At medical facilities in New Jersey and across the United States that cater to emergencies, employees themselves are often at risk of getting injured owing to the need for speed in responding to crisis situations and other factors.
Crystal Springs Resort, the owner and managing operator of the Mountain Creek Waterpark in Vernon, is likely concerned with issues relating to both premises liability and product liability in the aftermath of an accident that occurred at the park in mid-summer.
It's a tradition that is as American as baseball and apple pie: every Fourth of July, families in Bergen County and throughout New Jersey celebrate Independence Day with fireworks. But whether you are lighting sparklers or setting off aerial explosions, fireworks can - and often do - lead to injuries, even when they are used properly. According to the National Fire Protection Agency, children between the ages of 5 and 14 are at the greatest risk for a fireworks-related injury.
Several slip-and-fall injuries and violent attacks were reported in a number of stores in New Jersey and throughout the nation on Black Friday. These events caused potential premises liability to retail stores and injury to numerous shoppers desperate for a great retail deal. One attack involved a woman who allegedly pepper sprayed fellow Wal-Mart shoppers as she attempted to grab an Xbox game console that was on discount.
In a new release from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the agency reports that over 200,000 people are treated in U.S. emergency rooms every year due to falls in public or private bathrooms. These incidents can lead to serious slip and fall injuries and premises liability lawsuits. However, in its report, the CDC states that bathroom injuries are completely preventable, and gives tips for making bathrooms safer.
Pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson has won the dubious honor of being named the most sued company in New Jersey for 2010. The company defended 63 lawsuits in the state last year, the majority of which were products liability lawsuits based on the harmful side effects of Johnson & Johnson medication. Other companies near the top of the most sued list range from pharmaceutical companies such as Merck and Bristol-Meyers Squibb, retailers such as Wal-Mart, and large banks and mortgage lenders.