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Important Statistics on Slip and Fall Injuries

Submitted by jrlaw on Apr 10th, 2013

Slip and fall injuries are likely more dangerous and more common than you think. In the workplace, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have found that 15% of all injuries are related to a slip and fall. This isn’t too surprising. More than 17,000 people will lose their lives every year because of a slip and fall injury. This shocking number could be avoided if some premise owners were more careful about the situations that they set up simply because of the way that they maintain the premises for which they are responsible.

Where Do They Occur

As is already stated by the statistics, slip and fall injuries are particularly prevalent in people’s workplaces. This can happen for a multitude of different reasons.

Fast Food Restaurant Sued Over Slip and Fall

Submitted by jrlaw on Mar 26th, 2013

Slip and fall injuries are very common reasons behind premise liability lawsuits. A recent case filed in West Virginia alleges that a woman took a spill in a restroom at a fast food restaurant and suffered medical costs and other hardships as a result.

Because people tend not to understand the severity of the injures that people oftentimes sustain as results of slip and fall injuries, it’s sometimes easy to dismiss these claims as frivolous. This is not at all the case, as this lawsuit illustrates.

Who is Responsible for Slip and Fall Injuries?

Submitted by jrlaw on Mar 8th, 2010

Who Is Responsible for Slip and Fall Injuries?

It can be an embarrassing situation to slip and fall in public. Unfortunately though, in many of these situations it can be more than a person’s pride that gets hurt. When we are in parking lots, stores or in other public places it is easy to assume that our surroundings have been checked for safety and will not cause us any harm. When a personal injury occurs either inside or outside due to unsafe surroundings, the person(s) responsible for the property can be held accountable.

There are countless dangerous situations that can occur because of unsafe surroundings. Outside there are hazards such as ice patches in parking lots, uneven sidewalks, potholes and unlit walkways. Indoors we might encounter uneven or damaged flooring, dark staircases and wet floors among many others. Most of these issues are caused due to improper design, construction or maintenance. The owner of the property is usually the one responsible for the security of the premises.

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