What Duty Does a Church Owe a Person to Keep Its Property Safe? Every Sunday and Wednesday in Alabama, thousands of people leave their homes and attend church services. And if your church is anything like mine, there are any number of other times throughout the weeks the church doors are open and folks are […]
Barnwell v. CLP Corporation: When there is conflicting testimony about where a slip-and-fall occurred, the question of whether the alleged danger was open and obvious is one for a jury. Slip-and-Fall in a McDonald’s In April 2013, Andre Barnwell visited a McDonald’s restaurant owned and operated by CLP Corporation. Barnwell claims to have entered the […]
Valerie Smith v. Wells Fargo Bank, NA: Whether a patron’s heftiness can create an open and obvious danger and whether a property owner’s knowledge of an allegedly defective chair are questions for the jury. On March 12, 2013, Valerie Smith went to Wells Fargo with her mother to have a document notarized. The bank manager […]
A store owner owes the duty to a child to keep the premises in a reasonably safe condition, or warn of any defects or dangers. If a minor is injured on the premises through no fault of his own or his parent, both the parent and child may have actionable claims for damages.