slip and fall accident

The Perils of Slipping and Falling

Share/Save

Every year, millions of Americans are sent to the hospital after slipping and falling, whether in their home, at work, out shopping, or elsewhere. While often seen as comical in TV shows and movies, slipping and falling is no laughing matter. It can result in serious injuries, especially for the elderly or people with certain medical conditions. It’s important to take slips and falls seriously, and to understand your legal rights available to you when they occur.

Tags: 

Why a Slip and Fall is No Joke

Share/Save

When most people think about slipping and falling, they think about silly accidents that can be easily laughed off, or pratfalls in comedies. At worst, they may get concerned about the elderly or people with certain medical conditions falling. However, slipping and falling can cause severe injuries to people of any age or health, and if you are injured, you may be entitled to compensation as a result.

Tags: 

Traumatic Brain Injuries

Share/Save
Brooklyn head injury lawyer

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), traumatic brain injuries contribute to 50,000 deaths each year and 282,000 hospitalizations. According to the Mayo Clinic, a traumatic brain injury happens when the skull is penetrated from a blow to the head. According to the CDC, the leading causes of traumatic brain injuries are slip and falls, being struck with an object, and motor vehicle accidents.

 

Tags: 

Slip and Fall Due to Snow? Here’s What You Need to Know

Share/Save

With the official start of Winter arriving, New Yorkers know the inevitable northeast snowfall is right around the corner. When visiting retail locations in the inclement weather, shoppers should be aware of the property owner’s liability for snow removal in case of a slip and fall.

Tags: 

Cleanup in Aisle Five: Slip-and-Falls in Supermarkets

Share/Save

A trip to the supermarket should not end in a trip to the hospital. But, sometimes, that is what happens. When a bottle of olive oil is knocked over or a punctured container leaks out milk, fruit juice or orange juice onto the floor, those automatically become hazards to unsuspecting customers, who slip, fall and become seriously injured.
 

Tags: 

Woman Awarded Compensation for Premise Liability Suit

Share/Save

Property owners and managers have a responsibility to make sure they maintain a safe environment. In New York, many people rely on building and property owners to keep rental properties free from hazards as there are many people who rent work spaces and apartments. Renters should be able to expect that the property owners will address and remedy unsafe conditions, but all too often this does not happen.

Tags: 

What to Do After a Slip-and-Fall Accident

Share/Save

You’ve fallen on another person’s property and injured yourself. It could be slipping on something in a store, tripping on a crumbling staircase or falling on an icy sidewalk. Now what do you do?

Try to remain calm. This may be easier said than done, but it is important to remember as much as you can about the accident. Here are some common sense things to do in the after an accident, depending on the severity of your injuries:

Tags: 

Subscribe to RSS - slip and fall accident