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Blog: Slip and Fall

  • Common Slip and Fall Factors

    April 30, 2019

    No one is immune from suffering a potential slip and fall accident. However, many accidents can be avoided by taking proactive steps. Residential and commercial property owners, as well as government entities and municipalities, have a duty of care to uphold to all visitors and invitees. Breaching this duty can cause drastic injuries and lawsuits. […]

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  • Minimizing the Risk of Slip and Falls

    April 11, 2019

    Slip and fall accidents are among the most common causes of personal injury and fatalities. According to The New York Times, falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans. One older person suffers fatal injuries in this country every 19 minutes from a fall. Over 25 percent of those aged […]

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  • Spring Break Slip and Fall Hazards

    March 20, 2019

    Spring break is synonymous with fun and relaxation, but that does not mean accidents cannot happen. Slip and fall accidents are particularly common during spring break, and can lead to serious injuries, but there are ways to protect yourself and be as safe as possible. Guests may suffer a slip and fall accident at their […]

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  • Slip and Fall Accidents on Ice and Snow

    March 13, 2019

    Cold weather brings the possibility of ice and snow. Property owners are required to maintain their premises and remove ice and snow as soon as possible so that pedestrians do not experience a slip and fall accident. Some people may experience serious or fatal injuries because of a slip and fall on ice or snow. […]

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  • Safety Tips for Construction Workers in Cold Weather

    March 08, 2019

    For most of us, winter means hot chocolate, days off work, and building snowmen with our loved ones. However, for many construction workers, winter often brings compromised safety conditions. These conditions create higher risks for experiencing an injury or fatality on the job. Since construction workers often work outside, freezing temperatures may also contribute to […]

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  • Timelines for Slip and Fall Cases

    February 20, 2019

    Slipping and falling on your own property is one thing, but when you have a slip and fall accident on someone else’s property, that is when things get complicated. If you have sustained an injury, and the injury was caused by negligence on the part of the property owner, you may have grounds for a […]

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  • Non-Delegable Duties in Premises Liability Cases

    January 29, 2019

    Whenever a person enters another person’s property, there is some duty of care that is non-delegable. This means that the duty cannot be shifted to another party so that the property owner is not liable for that specific duty or issue; specifically pertaining to the security and maintenance of the property. The law prohibits this […]

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  • Businesses and Slip and Fall Accidents

    December 28, 2018

    Business owners in northern climates know that snow and ice this time of year pose potential hazards for customers. A slip and fall accident can happen at any time of year but with winter comes additional pedestrian risks, and most business owners know that a customer fall can be unexpectedly devastating. Slip and fall accidents […]

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  • Why You Need to Hire a Slip and Fall Lawyer

    December 20, 2018

    Certain slip and fall accidents do not require the assistance of an attorney. However, an attorney can assist you when there are more complicated injuries involved and there could be questions about liability. An attorney is helpful in these types of cases because they understand the important facts in your case. An attorney who is […]

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  • Avoid Slip and Fall Injuries

    November 16, 2018

    According to the most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 26 people suffered fatal injuries from slip and fall accidents during 2016. Falls are a common occurrence and can happen anywhere, including other people’s homes, stores, and public spaces. Some of the most common causes of falls include: Ice and snow Ladders and […]

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