Did You Slip and Fall in a Shopping Mall?

Unfortunately, anywhere you walk that has a slippery, uneven or improperly maintained surface can result in a slip and fall injury. Further, locations where several of these variables come together – cracked parking lots, places where food and drinks are served and large crowds – can be even more hazardous. Indoor shopping malls and outdoor centers have many of these dangerous characteristics.

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The Dangers of Slips and Falls for Seniors

While slips and falls can endanger anyone, seniors are particularly at risk for serious injury. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 25 percent of all U.S. seniors age 65 and older will fall at some point. In fact, an older adult is treated in the emergency room every 11 seconds…

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What to Do After a Slip & Fall Accident

Slip and fall accidents can happen at any time in any weather conditions, but the winter increases our risk of experiencing these injuries. The snow and ice, paired with poorly maintained parking lots and lack of safety measures taken inside buildings, make it more likely that you’ll slip and fall. If you’re the victim of…

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The Dangers of Falling on Ice

As soon as temperatures dip below the freezing point, ice begins to form, coating sidewalks, walkways and roads. When the ice isn’t cleared away, the chances of someone slipping on it – even when they tread carefully – significantly increase. Ice differs from other slippery surfaces in that it’s not always clearly visible – think…

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4 Tips for Preventing Workplace Slips & Falls

For business owners, slip and fall accidents on your premises can turn into a costly affair. If an employee suffers an injury, that person will have to file a workers’ compensation claim. On the other hand, if a customer or another third-party individual experiences a fall, you may be served with a lawsuit. Despite these…

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