Category: Slip and Fall

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

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

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

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

The Difference Between Trip, Slip and Fall

Lawyers often use phrases like slip and fall or trip and fall. It can be useful to take a moment to understand the specific meanings of these phrases. People are often seriously hurt on the property of someone else, whether it be a store, a public area, an apartment, or an office building. Slip and falls are mainly a way to categorize the kinds of serious injuries that are most common. The following distinguishes the differences between slips, trips, falls,[…] Read More

Back-to-School Slip and Fall Safety

A recent study has shown that slip and falls are among the most common of all accidents that lead to injuries. With the start of a new school year, preparation and common sense are key to avoiding potential slip and fall accidents in schools. It is not too early to review procedures to avoid potential injuries. The following factors contribute to slip and falls on school property. Wet or Slippery Surfaces Certain surfaces are made of materials that are naturally[…] Read More

Safety During Summer Pool Use

Summer is here, and the kids are ready to head to the local public pool or even a private pool in the backyard. Pool safety is always a top priority and pool-goers should be aware of who is responsible if an accident does occur. A Pool Owner’s Duty of Reasonable Care Pool owners have a duty of reasonable care to anyone who is invited or expected to use their pool. If it is a public pool, there may be an[…] Read More

Cleaning Safety Tips

Warm weather has finally arrived, and the instinct for most people is to spruce up and clean out. Philadelphia slip and fall lawyers know that accidents can happen when people take on activities that they are not accustomed to doing. The following are safety tips to consider when cleaning and can be helpful to avoid potential accidents. Be aware of clutter. While you are cleaning, do not make large piles of things near entryways or stairways that could make for[…] Read More

Exercise Can Prevent Falls in Older Adults

Preventing slip and falls can also prevent fatal injuries. Within a year, about 33,000 people over the age of 65 in the United States are fatally injured from falls. About one in three individuals over the age of 65 reported that they had fallen within a year. Reducing the number of falls among older adults is likely the best way to treat this problem and reduce premise liability claims that can accompany these falls when they happen in public places.[…] Read More