Many people think of a slip and fall accident as something relatively minor. They believe that while you may get a few bumps and bruises, slipping or tripping and falling happens to most people and usually results in minor injuries. In fact, some of the most dangerous types of accidents involve slip and fall, and many of these incidents result in serious, long-term injury. Even worse, many victims of slip and fall accidents feel that they should not talk about their injuries for fear of not being taken seriously.
A woman who slipped and fell in an icy parking lot while placing her children into her car has been awarded $1.3 million from the owners of her apartment complex. That’s in addition to the $180,000 she received from a settlement with the snow removal contractor. In this issue, the Alaska personal injury lawyers with … Read more
Retail giant Walmart will pay a man $7.5 million for injuries sustained after the man tripped and fell in one of their stores. Due to their high volume of foot traffic from employees and customers alike, big box stores are common locations for slip-and-fall accidents. In this issue, the Alaska personal injury lawyers with Barber … Read more
Statistics from the Centers Disease Control and Prevention tell us that 1 out of 4 Americans over the age of 65 will fall during just about any given year. Whether in a supermarket, on a sidewalk, in the workplace, or at home, these falls can easily cause serious injuries like broken bones, fractured spines or traumatic brain injuries.
In this issue, we’ll share tips from the American Council on Science and Health that will help you avoid fractures and other injuries if you feel yourself about to fall.
If you’re renting a house or an apartment, you’re probably already aware of the various perks that come with that living arrangement, including not worrying about paying for maintenance or lawn care.
But what happens if you slip and fall in your rented residence, and who is responsible for covering costs associated with your injuries?
An elderly man who experienced a serious brain injury after tripping and falling as he left a grocery store and deli has been awarded a $244,000 decision by a jury. The building owner was ruled to be at fault for not having mandated safety equipment in place. In this issue, we’ll talk more about the … Read more
If you think that slip-and-fall accidents aren’t serious matters, you couldn’t be more mistaken. The truth of the matter is that slip-and-fall accidents are the top cause of all injuries in the U.S., and often have serious consequences. A good example of the severity of such instances is last year’s verdict in Portland, Oregon of … Read more
The town of Springfield, Missouri recently settled with a Florida man for $200,000 after he suffered a knee injury from slipping and falling on one of the town’s decorated storm drains.
The city was at fault because the storm drain had not been resealed and had “fallen off the maintenance schedule.”
A woman who had just finished with an eye examination before tripping on a public sidewalk and injuring her shoulder has agreed to a $48,000 settlement with a city municipality. In this issue, we’ll tell you what happened. The Case at a Glance The victim had just been treated by an eye doctor when she … Read more
A Target store in Pennsylvania has been ordered by a jury to pay $2.1 million to a woman who tore her hamstring after slipping on one of the store’s wet floors.
In this issue, we’ll talk about the specifics of the case and share information on steps you should take if something similar happens to you.