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premises liability Archives

How can homeowners make pools safer?

Pools are often considered an attractive nuisance. While people assume they'll lead to hours of enjoyment in the summer sun, the reality is that nothing causes more injuries or deaths than drowning accidents for kids who are 4 years old and younger. That's directly from the Orange County Fire Authority. In addition, 80 percent of these incidents happen in backyard pools.

What safety issues are your landlord's responsibility?

Landlords and tenants can often end up at odds over small things -- like whose responsibility it is to keep the sidewalk clear or who has to fix a handrail that's worn loose over time. These issues can particularly crop up if someone ends up injured through a defect on the property.