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September 13, 2021
Amazon Faces Slip and Fall Charges…Again

Amazon Faces Slip and Fall Charges…Again

A New Jersey woman who slipped and fell on her way to work could have a case against Amazon after all, according to a decision by a New Jersey appeals court, as recently reported online. Plaintiff Jeannie Greenstein originally sued Amazon and others for her slip-and-fall injuries due to snow and ice that was not […]

New PA Bill Protects Farms from Lawsuits

New PA Bill Protects Farms from Lawsuits

A new bill passed by the Pennsylvania General Assembly will offer legal protection to farms engaging in what is known as “agritourism,” according to a story in the Reading Eagle. Agritourism describes farm activities open to the community, such as goat yoga, mud runs, story time, hayrides and pick-your-own produce. The Pennsylvania Farm Bureau lauded […]

What if I slip and fall in someone’s house?

What if I slip and fall in someone’s house?

If you are hurt in a slip/trip and fall on someone’s property, you could receive compensation for your injuries. However, it is important to note that not every accident on someone’s property will result in payment for pain, suffering or medical expenses, according to one online legal guide. Slips, trips and falls are types of […]

When is the City Responsible for Slip and Fall Injuries?

When is the City Responsible for Slip and Fall Injuries?

Slip and fall accidents on sidewalks can cause serious injuries. Maintaining a safe sidewalk in front of a property, whether residential or business, is the responsibility of the property owner. But in Pennsylvania, a city or state agency can be secondarily liable to a person who slips and falls because of a defect in the […]

Slip and trip…and file: the time frame for Pennsylvania slip and fall lawsuits

Slip and trip…and file: the time frame for Pennsylvania slip and fall lawsuits

Recently, Ontario  enacted a law giving people just 60 days to file a slip and fall claim, a substantially shorter time frame than the two years it previously allowed for filing claims. Proponents of the new law said the longer span of time made it difficult to defend against such claims, as evidence may be […]

Slip and Falls Continue to Threaten Workers

Slip and Falls Continue to Threaten Workers

Slips, trips and falls are the leading cause of lost work time in the oil and gas industry, according to a recent report in Occupational Health & Safety. Working outside on slippery surfaces, operating heavy equipment for long hours, and navigating around cords and cables can all contribute to these kinds of accidents. In all, […]

February 15, 2021
Rise in Slip and Fall Scams

Rise in Slip and Fall Scams

Questionable claims for slip-and-fall injuries are on the rise, according to an article in NJ Property Casualty 360. While business claims represent the majority of such scams, homeowners are increasingly being targeted, too. More scrutiny on the part of insurance companies means a greater burden of proof on people with bona fide injuries resulting from […]

Slips, Trips and Falls in Pennsylvania: What You Need to Know

Slips, Trips and Falls in Pennsylvania: What You Need to Know

If you are hurt in a slip/trip and fall on someone’s property, you could receive compensation for your injuries. However, it is important to note that not every accident on someone’s property may result in payment for pain, suffering or medical expenses. Here is what you need to know about “Slip and Fall” and “Trip […]

“Slip and fall:” When is it an accident, and when is someone at fault?

“Slip and fall:” When is it an accident, and when is someone at fault?

After a slip-and-fall accident, sometimes the thought is “Clumsy me.” Sometimes, however, it is important to ask if the accident could have been avoided with a little extra care on the part of the property owner. While it is normal for things to fall or spill onto the ground, that should never serve as an […]

Municipal Liability – Sovereign Immunity – Governmental Immunity – When You Can Sue the City and for What

Municipal Liability – Sovereign Immunity – Governmental Immunity – When You Can Sue the City and for What

In Pennsylvania, the law limits when you can sue the state or a municipality, including the City of Philadelphia. The concept of “sovereign immunity” provides a defense for both the state, or Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and municipal governments, unless a statutory exception applies. The exceptions to the state’s immunity are detailed at 42 Pa.C.S. § […]