The most common accidents that occur on Cumberland Farms property involve slip and falls either in the parking lot of inside the convenient store. Cumberland Farms operates a self-service coffee station where customers pour their own coffee. Often times customers are rushing in the morning or for some other reason end up accidentally spilling coffee on the floor near the coffee station. Sometimes these spills go unnoticed by the customers and employees which creates a serious slip and fall hazard.
Pedestrians always bear the brunt of the impact in accidents when they are struck by a car or truck. Unfortunately, in most cases injured pedestrians usually sustain significant and catastrophic injuries that require extensive medical treatment resulting in significant medical expenses. Oftentimes, injured pedestrians sustain life altering physical impairments that limit their ability to perform their job duties. This can result in a significant loss of income and earning capacity.
Filling prescriptions is not as simple as putting pills in a bottle and handing them to a customer or patient. Pharmacists perform many duties that require an advanced understanding of how drugs and interact with each other, or be contraindicated in certain conditions, and may even offer limited medical advice. That is why pharmacists need an advanced degree and license in order to dispense medications. Still, pharmacies, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians commit labeling errors on a daily basis.
Pressurized carbon dioxide paintball guns can shoot paintballs at velocities as high 200 mph. Human tissue and flesh is no match for a paintball bullet traveling over 200 mph. To add insult to injury some paintballers will put their paintballs in the freezer to harden their ammunition in order to increase its devastating affect.
A minor accident is capable of causing serious negative health effects for a pregnant mother and her unborn child. An impact or vehicle-to-vehicle collision is not even required in order to produce injuries as the force from sudden stops could be enough to cause harm to an unborn child. A pregnant mother does not even need to sustain a direct blow to her stomach in order to cause injury to her baby. High-risk pregnancies are at even greater risk of serious injuries resulting from vehicle related accident trauma.
Cases involving accidents at condominiums are unique because a condo can be owned by several different people or an association. For this reason, where in the building or on the property the accident occurred makes a difference in who may be held responsible for any injuries or losses resulting from an accident.
If you or a loved one was harmed because of a medication dosing mistake then contact our medical malpractice attorneys today to schedule a free consultation. Pharmacy errors are preventable and companies need to be held accountable for their negligence. It is very important that you keep all receipts, pills, prescription bottles and packaging. These materials are important evidence that will help us bring a successful pharmacy negligence claim.
The most minor prescription medication mistake can result in a loss of life. It is reasonable for customers to expect that their pharmacy is taking every possible precaution to prevent avoidable pharmacy errors. When pharmacies violate this trust and their duty to their customers it is important to hold them responsible.
Supermarkets like Stop & Shop have policies and procedures they put in place in order to prevent accidents and injuries from occurring on their property. Given the nature of the grocery store business, and the fact that large numbers of customers are walking in around these stores on a daily basis, it is not surprising accidents are commonplace in supermarket stores.
Dangerous hazardous conditions develop in supermarkets over time given the sheer volume of customers that are walking through the grocery store on a daily basis, most of them pushing big clunky shopping carts made of metal. Hazardous conditions are bound to develop on the floors or aisles with all the perishable goods being transported, water and condensation from ice and cooling systems, and liquid spills from dropped or broken merchandise.
Our attorneys have brought many claims against ‘big box’ stores and aware of the procedures they employ when processing claims. Hiring our firm early in the process will allow our attorneys the time needed to preserve any in-store camera recordings and locate and interview any eyewitnesses. We are relentless in our pursuit of these claims and do everything in our power to investigate and document the claim for settlement negotiations or future trial.
Most injuries that occur in Target are the result of slip and fall accidents and most slip and fall accidents are caused by a foreign substances on the floor. For example, clear or colorless substances including water, cleaning fluids, and other liquids that are wet or slippery are especially hazardous to customers.
Residential Gas fireplaces provide Massachusetts residents the warmth, comfort, and feel of a real fireplace without the inconvenience or burden of fireplace maintenance and having to chop or buy fire wood. Although convenient, these home gas fireplaces pose significant risk of explosions and house fires if they are improperly installed or maintained. Gas Fireplace leaks can result in carbon monoxide poisoning, but can also result in explosions that can level an entire neighborhood block.
Zip Lines, ziplining and Tree-top Canopy Tours are growing in popularity. As the industry grows so do zip line injuries. A study showed a 50% increase in zip line related injuries from 2009 to 2012 with children ages 9 years old and under accounting for 45% of all injuries and children ages 10 to 19 accounting for 33%.
Smoke inhalation is the leading cause of death due to fires. It produces injury through several mechanisms, including heat (thermal) injury to the upper airway, irritation or chemical injury to the airways from soot, asphyxiation, and toxicity from carbon monoxide (CO) and other gases such as cyanide.(1) Common Types of Inhalation Injuries One of the scariest types of injuries to experience are inhalation injuries associated with a fire, that may contain more than one hundred known toxic substances. When inhaled, these toxic substances are felt by the body immediately. Your nasal passage and airways feel like dust is being breathed … Read more…
There is no doubt that smoke detectors save lives. Most residential fires start in the early morning or late at night while residents are asleep. The U.S. Fire Administration has determined that one out of every three fatal home fires occurs between 12:00AM/Midnight and 5:00AM. Negligent Landlords, Building Owners and Property Management Companies In Massachusetts in 2014, approximately 25% of residential fire victims had no working smoke alarms to warn them. In 11% of these fires, smoke alarms were installed but but failed to operate. Every second counts in a fire. Working smoke alarms can warn residents of a fire … Read more…