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Amusement park injury linked to operator error

When people visit Ohio amusement parks or outdoor attractions, they expect a day of fun. However, some parents may experience a nightmare if they or their children are injured due to a negligent property owner. One 10-year-old boy who was seriously injured at a zip line attraction was hurt due to a mistake made by the attraction's operator, reported state officials. The boy was not secured safely to his harness at the time of the accident at Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park in Lakeland, Florida. The boy was using an indoor zip line, which is intended to carry one person around a track inside the park.

Gross negligence was behind Verrückt water slide fatality

Ohio residents may have heard that the Verrückt water slide was the tallest water slide in the world, opening in 2014 at the Schlitterbahn Water Park in Kansas City. The nearly vertical water slide was 169 feet tall, and park attendees would raft down it at speeds of up to 70 mph. However, this water slide was the site of a fatal accident in 2016: A 10-year-old boy went airborne on the slide and was decapitated by a metal pole supporting a safety net.

What are a business owner's responsibilities to you?

When you visit the premises of an Ohio business, the owner of the business owes you a duty of care. In other words, it is the responsibility of the business owner to warn you of any potential hazards and to keep you safe to the extent possible. When a business owner fails in his or her duty to you, and you become injured as a result, you may have grounds for a lawsuit to seek compensation. 

Questions arise about fan safety after foul ball hits young child

Once struck by a bat, a baseball can travel over 100 miles an hour. A horrifying scene took place last week during a game between the Houston Astros and the Chicago Cubs when a foul ball hit a four-year-old girl sitting in the stands. The incident has sparked a conversation across the country, including in Ohio, about what measures are necessary to prevent future incidents like this from happening. 

What are some property hazards postal workers face?

The dangers posed to postal workers are far more than just an occasional aggressive dog. Properties in Ohio can offer many different hazards that sting, bite, cut or otherwise injure an unsuspecting mail carrier. If you want to make your yard or land safe for someone to deliver your mail, here are some property hazards to watch out for.

What is the statute of limitations for personal injury cases?

The law places limits on how long after something happens it can go to court. This is for everyone's protection. It happens in criminal and civil law. This is known as the statute of limitations. Essentially, it means that after a certain amount of time, you nor the state of Ohio no longer has the right to bring a case to court. This is important for you to know and understand when it comes to personal injury cases because you want to be sure that your case makes it to court before the statute of limitations runs out. If you were to go to court after the allowed time period, the judge would have to throw out the case.

Are cat bites dangerous?

Dog bites in Ohio are more likely to make the news than attacks from any other type of pet, and yet other domestic animals can also cause harm to humans by biting. You may not consider a cat a dangerous animal, and often they are not, but if you receive a bite from a cat that penetrates the skin, take it seriously. The Mayo Clinic reports that infections from cat bites are common and one in three patients bitten on the hand by a cat winds up in the hospital.

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