Slip and fall accidents are some of the most common types of personal injury accidents. Every day, someone is injured and taken to a hospital as a result of a serious slip and fall. Even minor slips and falls that do not require hospitalization can still cause lasting problems for victims. Those who are injured in slip-and-fall accidents must understand how to protect themselves from insurance companies and others who may try to downplay the seriousness of their claims and deny them the compensation they need to pay for their medical bills and other expenses.
Slip-and-fall accidents are often dismissed as being “not as serious” as vehicle crashes, but the truth is that many people are injured and die in falls each year. In fact, while about 1.35 million people die in car crashes each year worldwide, about half that number, or 684,000, die in falls each year. This makes falls one of the leading causes of accidental death worldwide.
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 man who was seriously injured after he fell on an icy but unsalted bank parking lot has settled his slip-and-fall personal injury lawsuit for $7 million. Of course, it’s not surprising that a surface changed by weather was a contributing factor in the victim’s fall. Even though the case made its way to the … Read more
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