Slip and Fall

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Illinois Appellate Court: School District Not Immune From Liability For Student Fall In “Cafetorium”

The Illinois Appellate Court recently determined that the fact that a school’s “Cafetorium” was used for parties and ceremonies for sports teams and school band, chorus, and drama program performances did not make the...more

Who is Liable When Patrons Slip and Fall in Water Parks?

Water parks provide refreshing entertainment for families enjoying the hot Florida sunshine. Although rides and other attractions that involve bodies of water have an inherent risk of drowning, these accidents are actually...more

Conflict In Fla. Regarding Premises Liability Law

On Feb. 26, 2014, Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeal (West Palm Beach) certified a conflict with the Third District Court of Appeal (Miami) regarding whether Florida Statute § 768.0755, which governs premises liability...more

Protecting Your Rights after a Slip-and-Fall Injury on Public Premises in California

Getting the attention of a store employee when you need help finding a product can sometimes be difficult, but if you fall on the premises, you typically get instant access to store management. These individuals naturally...more

“What was she thinking?!” – Plaintiff’s state of mind in shopping centre fall

Late last year, the New South Wales Court of Appeal in Glad Retail Cleaning Pty Ltd v Alvarenga [2013] NSWCA 482 unanimously dismissed the appeal of a cleaning company found to have performed its work in a negligent manner....more

Slip-And-Fall and the Banana Peel

The person who slips and falls on a banana peel is a classic element in many physical comedy routines. But there is nothing funny about the thousands of Floridians who are injured in such an incident. These slip-and-fall...more

Things to Look for After a Slip and Fall Accident

Property owners and tenants who invite people onto their premises have a significant responsibility to keep their property safe and free of hazards. When an injury occurs, sometimes the hazard that caused it is quite obvious....more

Compelling Evidence, Burden of Proof, and the Minor Injury Guideline: Belair and Scarlett (Appeal)

The long-awaited appeal decision in Belair Insurance Company Inc. and Scarlett was recently released. - Mr. Scarlett was injured in an accident on September 18, 2010 in which he suffered sprains and strains. He also...more

Nursing Home Negligence Is on the Rise

When you placed your loved one in a nursing home, you probably did so because you felt it was the safest place. If you are like most people, you probably did some research, visited numerous nursing homes and made the best...more

Appellate Court Notes - Week of December 23

AC34963 - Compassionate Care, Inc. v. Travelers Indemnity Co. - The plaintiff was in the business of maintaining a list of nurses it referred out, as needed, to hospitals and nursing homes. It did background checks on...more

Slip and Fall Cases in Arizona

Many people do not believe they will ever be the victim of a slip and fall injury. However, this type of injury is not limited to the elderly or people who have difficulty walking. A fall can occur to anyone, at anytime and...more

Georgia Slip and Fall

Imagine you are in a grocery store. You slip and fall on a piece of cabbage. Will the grocery store pay for your injuries? The answer to that question depends on the results of a premises liability claim. This kind of claim...more

Providing Notice to a Municipality for Sidewalk Falls

Although we are in the middle of a summer heat wave, a July 10, 2013 decision by Justice Johnston in Grant v The Corporation of the City of Kingston and Queen’s University, ONSC 4689 (CanLII) has caused me to consider legal...more

Florida’s Third DCA Limits Scope Of Discovery In Premises Liability Cases

In cases where a plaintiff is injured due to a slip and fall in a business establishment, the plaintiff may seek discovery related to other slip and falls that occurred on the same premises. Such requests are generally made...more

What You Need to Know About Slips and Falls in Retail Establishments

Under Florida negligence law, a business can be liable for injuries caused when a person slips and falls on a transitory foreign substance in a business establishment. Many slips and falls are preventable, and can be reduced...more

Elements of a Slip and Fall Case

In a now infamous 2009 Maricopa county premises liability scam, a couple entered a department store and attempted to stage a slip and fall incident using a hot dog. Security cameras caught the man 'planting' the hot dog and...more

Four Things To Do Following A Slip-And-Fall Injury - Milwakee Personal Injury

Slip-and-falls do not merely shatter your ego. Slip-and-fall accidents are actually a major cause of serious injuries....more

Slippery Statutes and Premises Liability: What Happens After A Fall

If a person slips and falls on a transitory foreign substance in a business establishment, the injured person must prove that the business establishment had actual or constructive knowledge of the dangerous condition and...more

Florida Statute 768.0755: Changes to Premises Liability

Barbara Horn slipped and fell on the wet floors of a medical center in Lakeland. She suffered knee problems and underwent several surgical procedures, culminating in total knee replacements of both knees....more

Slips, Trips, and Falls in Personal Injury Claims

Slip, trip, and fall accidents are among the most common type of personal injury claims. If you slip and fall on someone else’s property due to the owner’s negligence or failure to keep the premises safe, you may be entitled...more

Florida’s Third District Court of Appeal Holds Statute Establishing Standard of Proof in Slip-and-Fall Cases Is Retroactive

In Kenz v. Miami-Dade County and Unicco Service Co., 2013 (Fla. 3d DCA April 24, 2013), Florida’s Third DCA ruled that § 768.0755, Fla. Stat. (2010) must be applied retroactively to incidents that occurred before the statute...more

Injuries Due To Slips, Trips And Falls

According to the National Floor Safety Institute, more than one million people go to the emergency room each year due to slip and fall accidents....more

Who Is To Blame For Your Slip And Fall Accident?

Slip and fall accidents can cause serious back and head injuries and even death. If you suffer a slip and fall injury and believe someone else is to blame, it is in your best interests to speak with an experienced lawyer as...more

Who Is Responsible for Keeping Snowy Sidewalks Clear?

New York City may be photogenic after a snowfall, but the charm soon fades for pedestrians trying to negotiate treacherous sidewalks. Often there is no way to avoid a stretch of unattended concrete. Slipping on an icy...more

Opportunities for Summary Judgment in Municipal Liability Cases

In light of the decision in Combined Air Mechanical Services v. Flesch, counsel in municipal cases must re-assess their opportunities for summary judgment. In Combined Air, the Ontario Court of Appeal identified a new...more

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