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Shannon Weidemann

Teen Killed in Tiger Attack at Zoo

A 17-year-old boy was attacked and killed by a tiger at the San Francisco Zoo on Christmas Day. Somehow the 350-pound Siberian Tiger was able to escape from it’s enclosure. The tiger attack happened shortly after the zoo closed. Although some zoo officials speculate the threesome may have teased the tiger, San Francisco police Lt. Leroy Lindo said police currently have no reason to believe…

Chrissie Cole

Man Suing Wal-Mart After Slip and Fall in Restroom

A man who alleges he suffered injuries after a slip and fall accident in a Granite City Wal-Mart restroom, has filed a lawsuit in excess of $50,000 in damages.The lawsuit, filed August 20, in Madison County Circuit Court, alleges that on April 17, Wal-Mart allowed water to accumulate on the men’s restroom floor causing him to slip-and-fall in the area he had to use.According to the complaint,…

Chrissie Cole

Woman Alleges she was Fired from Wal-Mart Following Slip-and-Fall Testimony

A Wal-Mart employee, who testified in a slip-and-fall case, believes her testimony led to her termination. Now she is suing Wal-Mart, her former employer, for $1 million in damages.The former employee, a witness in a personal injury case against Wal-Mart, alleges she was directed to lie under oath and commit perjury. She claims she called Wal-Mart maintenance regarding a substance on the floor,…

Shannon Weidemann

New Jersery Deck Collapses Injuring Seven People

Eight people were standing on the second-story deck of a rental property on Long Beach Island when it collapsed. The deck collapse happened Tuesday morning. Six people were taken to the hospital to be treated for their injuries. One person was treated at the scene of the accident. The most seriously injured man has head injuries and is in serious condition. The private detective,…

Shannon Weidemann

Wal-Mart Sued Over Cart

A woman has filed a premises liability lawsuit against Wal-Mart due to the placement of a push/pull cart in the store. She alleges that she fell due to a push/pull cart that she could not see. According to the suit, Wal-Mart failed to keep its aisles clear of items that could cause a fall, and the cart in question was placed in an unsafe area “adjacent to or underneath a table of plants,”…

Bob Carroll

Parking Lot Design Can Prevent Injuries And Deaths Of Pedestrians

My wife thinks I am crazy because I keep pointing out to restaurants and other businesses the dangers of having pedestrians unnecessarily exposed to wayward automobiles at take-out or pick-up locations. My concern is that an entire group of diners waiting on benches in front of the spaces reserved for take-out parking will be crushed when the inevitable happens. Well, apparently, the…

Bob Carroll

Unplanned Exit From Parking Garage At Second Floor Level

See if you have the same question I do after reading this amazing story:Woman’s car plunges 40 feetBILOXI – A Vancleave woman is thankful to be alive after plunging from the second story of a parking garage in her car. It happened at the Beau Rivage Resort and Casino in Biloxi.”The impact spun her vehicle around and she backed through the wall and flipped over and landed about 40 feet down,”…

Bob Carroll

A Wet Napkin Proves The Case

Sometimes I marvel at the dangerous conditions and practices at certain businesses and how they continue for years without anyone pausing to say, “This is really not safe.” A good example is this recent Florida Appeals Court Decision.JANE IZQUIERDO v. GYROSCOPE, INC.The appellant, Jane Izquierdo, filed a personal injury action alleging negligence by the defendant, Gyroscope, Inc., which owned…

Bob Carroll

Cruise Line Reports Over 700 Passengers Sick

Over 25% of the passengers sailing from Rome to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, on the trans-Atlantic Carnival line appear to have been infected by norovirus. This is not how anyone would want to end their Roman holiday. More than 700 fall sick on cruise shipFORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – More than 700 passengers and crew members aboard a trans-Atlantic cruise have fallen ill with flu-like symptoms, cruise…

Bob Carroll

Mailing A Fruitcake Has Its Risks

Post office wins fruitcake suit was the headline that caught my eye.When I came across this story carried by the Associated Press I thought it was a variation on the tort reform effort to label many lawsuits as frivolous. It turns out the lawsuit, although lost by the plaintiff, was a trip and fall claim based upon an alleged defect in the Post Office and the conduct of a postal clerk. The…