What to Prove in a Slip and Fall Case

When you take a slip and fall injury claim to court, it can be a battle. The winner of this battle will be the side that knows the law better and can cite case examples that validate your side’s position. There are certain factors one must prove in their slip and fall case. The following are factors that can prove significant when determining the outcome. Comparative Negligence To begin, you must be able to show that the accident was not[…] Read More

Car Seat Safety in the Winter

Parents want to protect their children more than anything else. Some parents may not realize that certain car seat practices in the winter are putting children at risk if they are not dressed properly in a car seat. Additionally, parents should be aware that it is best to keep children rear-facing for as long as possible, since an accident can have a greater impact on the neck and spine when children are under age three. Car seat straps should be[…] Read More

Floor Safety Inspections Help Avoid Accidents

Floor safety can include different types of procedures. It can include keeping areas clean but establishing other procedures that avoid damaging the floor or creating a mess on the floor. All these types of procedures can help avoid potential slip and fall accidents. For example, in vicinities where hazardous waste is stored in central waste collection areas, those areas are required to be inspected at least once a week to ensure that the tanks and containers are not leaking. Businesses[…] Read More

Pennsylvania Approves Work Zone Cameras

Pennsylvania motorists now have another reason to slow down while driving through highway construction zones. As of October 2018, speed cameras were approved by the state, and will be allowed in active work areas on the Pennsylvania Turnpike and interstate highways. The new law, Senate Bill 172, was approved by Governor Tom Wolf. There will be a five-year long program to start, and its supporters say that it will be beneficial for highway workers. It also specifies that two signs[…] Read More

Slip and Fall Accidents While Shopping

Every year, thousands of people are injured while shopping because the owner of the premises did not take suitable precautions to prevent a potential slip and fall accident. Shopping injuries may result in serious and sometimes permanent issues, including traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injuries. Many injuries involve fractures or sprains, which may prevent the victim from working or attending to daily tasks until they have healed. With the holiday season upon us, slip and fall accidents while shopping[…] Read More

Winter Slip and Fall Accidents

With a chill in the air, it is undeniable that winter is here. In the northeastern part of the United States, snowfall creates many hazards. Homeowners and business owners should be aware of their responsibilities regarding snow removal on their property. New homeowners must understand that with home ownership also comes the potential for liability if someone is injured on their property due to the presence of snow or ice. Preparing for Snow and Ice Removal In preparation for snow[…] Read More

Better Headlights Could Lower Pedestrian Accidents

A recent statement from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) found that better headlight systems on cars could reduce pedestrian accidents.  Although there are other factors at play in the recent spike among pedestrian fatalities in accidents with automobiles, headlights were among the major factors. It is important to note that from 2007 to 2016, the number of people fatally injured in automobile crashes fell about 14 percent, but the number of pedestrian fatalities rose 27 percent. The NTSB went[…] Read More

Why and Where Falls Occur Most Often

To better prevent falls, a business must first get a better understanding of why and where falls occur on the premises. Where the fall occurs focuses on the physical aspects surrounding the fall area. Determining why a fall occurred involves understanding the mental state of the person who fell, such as if they were distracted by a phone call or a crying child in the moment of the fall. If they were not feeling well or were not aware of[…] Read More

Halloween Safety

Halloween is such a special time of year for children and adults. When Halloween or your town’s designated day for trick-or-treating finally arrives, it is such an exciting event. Parents must also be aware of the safety hazards and concerns that accompany this day. The National Safety Council tracks safety statistics regarding injuries and fatalities related to motor vehicle accidents. Parents should know that on Halloween, children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car than[…] Read More