Articles Tagged with Slip and Fall Accident

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Although slip and fall accidents are more prevalent during the winter – when roads and walkways are often covered in snow and/or ice – many other conditions can increase the risk of a slip and fall accident, such as defective stairs or walkways, improper lighting, fallen debris, wet floors without “wet floor” caution signs, and falling merchandise.

While many slip and fall accidents are preventable, some are not. Injuries can range from mild to severe. Fortunately, most people walk away with only a few cuts, scrapes and bruises. Other times, these accidents result in broken bones, concussions, short-term or long-term disabilities, and more. They may require surgery and physical therapy.

Just because you were injured does not automatically result in liability on the property owner. As with any type of slip and fall accident, the proper owner is generally only liable if he or she knew about the problem – or should have known about the problem – and failed to fix it.

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Slip and fall accidents generally occur when people fall and injure themselves on someone else’s property as a result of dangerous or hazardous conditions. If the accident is in any way attributable to the owner of a premises, the injured party may be able to sue for damages.

This recent slip and fall lawsuit was filed after all attempts to negotiate a personal injury settlement failed.

A chef alleges that on December 14, 2013, he was working aboard a ship when he slipped while climbing down steps that did not have a nonslip surface. As a result, the chef alleges that he suffered medical expenses, loss of wages and earning capacity, and disability.

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A woman filed a personal injury lawsuit alleging that on February 2, while entering a grocery store, she fell due to a hazardous condition, causing her to sustain severe and disabling injuries. She claims she incurred pain and suffering, mental anguish and medical expenses. According to the claim, the defendant failed to inspect the premises, failed to maintain the premises in a safe condition and failed to warn of a dangerous condition. The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks an undisclosed amount in damages.

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