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What if I had a Previous Injury Before a Slip and Fall?

What if I had a Previous Injury Before a Slip and Fall?

Slips and falls sometimes happen to people who are already injured. In those cases, it’s not uncommon for the fall to worsen a pre-existing chronic condition. In such a circumstance, you may wonder what your legal options are. Perhaps you had previously broken a bone. You might have back pain, a herniated disc, or another […]

Q&A: What Kinds of Damages Can I Claim for a Slip and Fall?

Q&A: What Kinds of Damages Can I Claim for a Slip and Fall?

If you slip or trip on someone else’s property and are injured, you have a potential premises liability claim that is known as a “slip and fall.” The property owner may be held accountable for damages related to your injuries if there was negligence involved. “Damages” refers to money awarded for loss or injury. After […]

Do Certain Floors Cause Slip and Falls?

Do Certain Floors Cause Slip and Falls?

If you slip and fall at a retail location, it could be negligence, but the type of flooring also could play a part, according to a recent report by Bloomberg. Slips, trips and falls kill thousands of people each year and injure hundreds of thousands more, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. […]

Holiday Worker Slip and Falls

Holiday Worker Slip and Falls

With the holiday season comes a wave of seasonal employment opportunities, such as those in retail establishments. Along with those jobs come a surge in slips, trips, and falls, according to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Falls from portable ladders are one of the leading causes of workplace fatalities and injuries […]

What Should I do after a Slip and Fall Injury?

What Should I do after a Slip and Fall Injury?

The FBI recently busted a $31 million slip-and-fall insurance scam reportedly run by a sophisticated fraud ring in New York. The scam involved staged slip-and-fall accidents at targeted properties, falsified insurance claims, and even unnecessary surgical procedures. What important steps can an individual who was involved in a bona fide slip-and-fall accident at a store […]

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 […]