Black Friday is nearly here, and with it there is an immense risk of injury. Many people want to go out and shop, but shopping creates liability for store owners on this particularly busy day. Shoppers push, shove and stampede to get the items they want at extremely low prices, but by doing so, they could hurt each other and put the store owners at risk of a lawsuit.
Some people enjoy shopping as a hobby. Others do it because they have to. Regardless of the reason, it's a part of everyone's life.
The term "nuisance" typically describes something that annoys people, but in legalese, the word can also mean something that poses danger. Taking the concept a step further, the term "attractive nuisance" refers to something that poses danger, but is attractive to children.
A common type of accident we handle in premises liability law concerns slipping and falling in public stairwells. Typically, when people approach a set of stairs in a public place they immediately look for handrails. When they see a handrail, people tend to assume the stairs are safe and proceed confidently.