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Slips and Falls visiting the Pool: Who’s Responsible?

When the weather warms up, who wouldn’t want to go for a dip in the pool? But this popular summer spot is a common location for slip and fall accidents. From one perspective, it’s easy to see. The surrounding area is often wet, the concrete ground displays cracks, swimmers enter and exit through a ladder,…

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How Responsible is a Property Owner in a Slip and Fall Case?

You slip and hit the floor near a newly-mopped area in a supermarket. You trip over a hole on the pavement in front of a store. And as you find yourself clearly injured, you think the building owner bears all, if not most, of the responsibility. Unfortunately, slip and fall cases, also known as premises…

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6 of the Most Common Slip and Fall Injuries

On average, slips and falls cause 9 million emergency room visits per year. Along with this statistic, this expansive group of injuries is the second cause of unintentional deaths in the U.S. and the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal conditions for the elderly. Yet, “slip and fall injuries” describe a range of issues from…

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Avoiding Slips and Falls in Winter

With winter comes slippery paths covered with ice and packed snow. As a result, slip and fall injuries increase during this time of year. Conditions range from bruising to fractures and broken bones, and the elderly are at a particularly higher risk. The ramifications, however, don’t end with the incident. The injured may have to…

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Who’s At Fault in Slip and Fall Cases?

If popular culture is to be believed in full, all you have to do to win a lawsuit is slip on a wet floor and claim the owner’s at fault. However, real-life premises liability cases aren’t nearly as black and white. Several factors influence whether the object or area causing the slip is, in fact,…

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