Articles Tagged with Slip and Fall Accident

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Every business and property owner has a responsibility to maintain their premises so visitors are safe from harm. If you sustain a slip and fall injury on premises owned by someone else, you have the legal right to file a lawsuit for damages. Unfortunately, it can be a long wait before a settlement is reached.  Lawsuit funding is designed to help plaintiffs in need of emergency cash to get them through to the litigation process.

A woman claims she slipped, fell, and was subsequently injured due to a slick floor at a New Orleans grocery store.

According to the suit, the incident occurred due to a leaking drink cooler machine. A large puddle formed, and the woman slipped and fell. The defendant is accused of negligence through failing to ensure that the machines were in working order, failing to clean up the water, and failing to warn of the danger.

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Slip-and-fall accidents stemming from the carelessness of property owners are grounds for litigation.

A woman has filed a premise liability lawsuit against a homeowner after she allegedly slipped on a rug.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that she was invited to the defendant’s home, and while there a rug runner moved under her feet, causing her to slip and fall. The suit alleges that the homeowner had a duty to make sure the premise was safe for guests, including providing adequate lighting in the area, and the defendant allegedly breached that duty. As a result, the woman claims she sustained injuries resulting in great pain and mental anguish, loss of normal life, and medical expenses, according to the complaint. The plaintiff seeks damages in excess of $50,000.

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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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Financially-strapped plaintiffs under financial duress do not have time to consider their best options in the legal process. They need money, and they need it NOW! With lawsuit funding, plaintiffs do not have to feel forced into accepting an early settlement offer for significantly less than full case value. A lawsuit cash advance is a safe means of receiving enough money to cover critical expenses, but not enough to negatively impact recovery at settlement.

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.

This woman most likely would qualify for lawsuit funding. The application process is quick and easy online or over the phone. There are: