When people think of premises liability, they probably immediately think of someone slipping and falling in a store or on a faulty sidewalk. However, landlords, employers, elevator companies, and even mass transit authorities can all be responsible for injuries on their property or equipment they operate. Every year, individuals are injured in accidents that occur when premises and equipment are not properly maintained or managed. These injuries can range from cuts, bruises, broken or fractured limbs, to injuries such as brain injuries or even death.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Prevention and early detection is the key to surviving breast cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women with the exception of skin cancers, and the second cause of cancer deaths for women. If detected early, there is a 98 percent chance of a five-year survival. However, only approximately 22% of women are diagnosed early.
A report released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that there were 41,057 motor vehicle related deaths in 2007. According to its 2007 Annual Assessment of Motor Vehicle Traffic Crash Fatalities and People Injured, there was a drop in total deaths from 42,708 deaths in 2006 to 41,059 fatalities in 2007, a 3.9% decrease. The report also indicated a decline in the number of motor vehicle injury victims, from 2,575,000 injuries in 2006 to 2,491,000 injury victims in 2007.