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How dangerous are elevators and can you sue for injuries?

It could be argued that any technology responsible for carrying or transporting people has certain dangers. With all of their moving parts and manufactured elements, elevators are no exception. At one time or another, most people have experienced an elevator scare. For example, being trapped inside the car for a time or feeling the car shift or bounce.

Proving your North Carolina premises liability claim

Premises liability is legal term used in cases where a victim suffers injury on another person's property. This can be private property such as someone's home or yard and it can be property used by the public such as retail establishments or government premises. In the simplest terms, property owners can be targeted in a premises liability action if they do not take reasonable measures to provide guests, customers and visitors with safe conditions.

What factors put me at risk for slip-and-fall?

Slip-and-fall accidents are common in North Carolina. Even though they are more likely to occur at home, it is not unusual for people to injure themselves on some else's property. Stores, resorts, hotels, schools and workplaces are common places these accidents can occur outside of the home. Property owners have a duty to take reasonable measures to keep their properties safe for the public. However, situations can arise when they do not take their responsibilities seriously that can result in fall accidents and injuries.

Why are booby traps illegal?

Setting up a booby trap for a person who breaks into your home, perhaps in part because of the popular Home Alone movie franchise, is something people often find enticing. After all, a burglar broke the law by entering your home in the first place. Don't you have the right to do anything you want to stop them?

Can you set traps for people who break into your house?

You move into a new area, and the neighborhood isn't the best. You're worried that someone is going to break into your house, either while you're there or when you're at work. You decide to set traps that can deter them, protecting your assets and your family. Is this legal?

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