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Trip-and-Fall Accidents Archives

Woman slips, falls at school; files lawsuit

In our last post, we talked about a slip and fall incident in New York that occurred because a property manager failed to properly clear away snow during the winter. That built up an embankment of snow near the sidewalk, which eventually had some runoff that refroze on the sidewalk, leading to the woman in the story slipping and falling.

Snow-related slip and fall case settled

A woman who lived in Brooklyn in 2014 sued FirstService Residential New York after she slipped and fell on the sidewalk during the winter. The woman got a ride back to her home in the early morning hours during the 2014 winter when she slipped outside on a slippery surface. The lawsuit alleges that she found a path through the curbside snowbank that formed from snow removal, but she still slipped and fell as she tried to take the seemingly safest route possible.

Amount of evidence questioned in slip and fall case

On Oct. 1, 2015, a man walked into a property that was owned and maintained by We Buy Houses Lancaster LLC. He was there as an invitee or tenant (though it is not clarified in the source article which classification he was) and he slipped on a wet substance on the ground which caused him to suffer injuries that may be "serious or permanent in nature." Details are sparse, but it sounds like he fractured his wrist multiple times and suffered other injuries that the lawsuit he filed against We Buy Houses Lancaster LLC described as causing him "great pain and suffering."

Mall of America site of ridiculous slip and fall incident

As we have talked about before, many restaurants and establishments fail to adequately address spills and liquids on the ground in a timely manner. As a result of this negligence, innocent people can suffer life-altering injuries. You do not need to look any further than the Mall of America. A story that dates back to 2010 is coming to light now as three people suffered slip and falls to the same spill area in less than nine minutes.

Woman slips and falls at Wal-Mart, files lawsuit

Wal-Mart is being sued by a woman who says she slipped and fell in one of their stores. The details are a bit vague in the incident, but the woman says she was in a Wal-Mart store and a substance on the ground caused her to slip and fall. The fall caused her injuries, but they were not explained or detailed in the source article. The lawsuit alleges that Wal-Mart failed to put up the appropriate signage that would warn patrons of a dangerous condition or a slippery surface.

City settles with woman who tripped and fell on sidewalk

In our last post, we talked about sidewalk accidents and the life-changing effects they can have on people. In that post, we detailed the injuries that can be suffered and why it is important to hold those who are responsible for the sidewalk liable for the defect in the sidewalk. Today, we have a real world example of this.

Woman breaks ankle on university grounds, loses financial aid

A woman who used to attend Florida A&M University is suing the school after she broke her ankle while walking back to her dormitory. The fall happened on a pathway that was uneven and maintained by the school. A more direct route to her dorm was blocked off by a locked gate.

Settled slip-and-fall lawsuit helps victim move on

The following story didn't happen here in New York, but it does raise an important matter in regards to premises liability lawsuits. In 2013, a man fell on the sidewalk and suffered "severe, painful and permanent" injuries, according to a lawsuit he would later file. He fell on the sidewalk in front of a business, and the man sued the city and the business. He won $147,000 from the management company of the business and another $10,000 in a settlement with the city, with the city council recently approving the payment.

Bullseye: Target held responsible for slip-and-fall incident

A woman successfully sued Target to the tune of $2.1 million recently after she slipped and fell in an aisle that had just been cleaned by Target employees. That is a simplified version of the story, though. The details show the complications that can arise after a slip and fall incident.

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