Safety and security should always be the top concern for business owners. This philosophy holds true for event organizers, too, requiring them to ensure their events,, including parties and gatherings, are safe when held on their own property. Event planners and organizers must make certain that the property is free from hazardous conditions and elements that may result in injury to attendees, as the property owner may be responsible for accidents.
Most states, including Florida, either recommend or require that owners of pools that routinely entertain young children have lifeguards on duty to prevent drownings. Unfortunately, this responsibility does not seem to extend to the cruise industry, which has reported the drownings or near drownings of four children in the past year.
Florida is well known for its coastal beaches, recreational lakes and swimming pools. Unfortunately, the state also leads the country each year in drowning-related deaths of children 5 years old and younger. As spring weather renews everyone's interest in swimming, safety has to be at the forefront of every citizen's mind to prevent drowning and swimming-related injuries.
Many horror stories about ocean voyages include being marooned on an island. But recently for a group of passengers, they were stranded on their own cruise ship. While being stuck in a cruise ship may not seem distressing for the passengers,- they claimed they were subjected to disdainful conditions-a very traumatic ordeal.
Many Floridians know that an estimated 1 million people suffer injuries from slip-and-fall accidents every year across the United States, according to the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Slip-and-fall-accidents not only cause injuries but also cause 11,000 deaths every year.
Tampa customers of Target may find a pending Louisiana case of particular interest. A franchise store in the New Orleans suburb of Kenner is being sued by a customer who claims he sustained slip-and-fall injuries while shopping in the store.
A firefighter filed a lawsuit after suffering injuries while responding to a fire at a home in St. Petersburg, Florida. What is interesting is that he did not suffer the injuries from the fire or smoke but from slipping on a porch.
Tampa residents may note the recent case of a woman is seeking to recover damages from a national supermarket chain after allegedly falling in a store last June.
Big corporations, particularly large retail firms, are concerned with their overall reputation. Their revenues and profits depend on their good name, as well as on their products and services. So protecting and maintaining a first-rate reputation is a priority. Part of that reputation is their care in protecting their customers from injuries or accidents on their premises.
Watching a live game of your favorite sport at stadiums may have been a worthwhile experience for sports enthusiasts in Tampa, Florida. Stadiums are built to host various sporting events and they can accommodate more than ten thousand people. One thing remains unclear, however. This lack of clarity lies in the question of whether people are safe from potential accident-related injuries or fatalities.