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Slip and Fall

Are Falls Falling?

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

On September 26th, OSHA announced that citations for 9 out of the 10 most frequently cited standards noticeably declined since fiscal 2016. According to OSHA data, preliminary violation numbers from last fiscal year dropped...more

OSHA’s 2017 Top Ten List

by Cozen O'Connor on

OSHA recently announced its top 10 most cited violations for fiscal year ending 2017. Although the order may change from year to year, it usually reflects the usual suspects of violations and this year’s list is no different....more

Playing it Safe At Special Events This Fall

by Howard Ankin on

Planning ahead and following safety tips for Chicago fall special events can prevent personal injuries. Special events that draw large crowds always increase safety risks....more

What to Do if You Slip and Fall in a Woodland Hills Grocery Store

A slip and fall injury, or trip and fall, is a premises liability claim, a type of personal injury claim the injured person slips, trips, or falls as a result of a dangerous or hazardous condition on a third party’s property....more

Can a Real Estate Agent be Liable for Injuries at an Open House?

Woodland Hills personal injury attorney Barry P. Goldberg is consulted more often than you might think by potential clients injured on the property of a home they were thinking about buying. It is a relatively common...more

An Overview of North Carolina Premises Liability Law

by Ward and Smith, P.A. on

Accidents happen. But how do you determine whether an injury on someone else's property is just an unavoidable accident or a potential legal liability? As in other areas of personal injury law, the analysis typically is based...more

Financial Compensation for California Slip and Falls

If you’re hurt in a slip and fall accident in the San Fernando Valley, you may be eligible to receive financial compensation. The purpose of this compensation is to make you whole again, although in many instances we...more

How to Keep a Slip and Fall from Ruining Your Life

Even in beautiful Woodland Hills, California, a slip and fall has the potential to turn into a serious accident. In some cases, a trip and fall can be so serious that it can ruin your life. If you’ve suffered from a slip and...more

OSHA Fall Protection Rule Raises Questions Over ‘Temporary, Relatively Infrequent’ Work

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

New questions are emerging about key provisions the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s updated rule to prevent falls. Effective January 17, 2017, the final rule updating OSHA’s general industry Walking-Working...more

What Must Be Proven in a California Slip and Fall Claim?

A slip and fall occurs when someone loses their balance because of a slick spot or because they tripped over something on the property. As a result, they are injured in some way. Slip and falls in San Fernando Valley can be...more

Court Grants Summary Judgment After Plaintiff’s Spoliation Motion Denied: eDiscovery Case Law

by CloudNine on

In Taylor v. Thrifty Payless, Inc., d/b/a Rite-Aid, No. 16-00474 (D. Oregon, May 12, 2017), Oregon District Judge Marco A. Hernandez granted the defendant’s motion for summary judgment after denying the plaintiff’s request...more

Common Amusement Park Injuries

As the summer months approach, millions of Americans will visit some of the 400 amusement parks from California to Florida for vacations, family reunions, and excitement. While visiting a theme park should be a fun, care-free...more

Growing Older — Safety Resources & Information

Children and the elderly are most often hurt in avoidable accidents in and around the home. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports that about 1.4 million Americans age 65 years and older are treated in...more

Theme Park Defense 10 Things to Know

by Rumberger Kirk & Caldwell on

Florida’s theme parks attract millions of visitors each year. Any business with that volume of visitors is certain to encounter litigation. Theme park litigation is unique because it incorporates many different types of...more

The Causes and Impact of Nerve Damage

by Howard Ankin on

Nerve damage can significantly impact every aspect of a person’s life. It can limit their range of motion and hinder their ability to breathe. While some nerve damage is reversible and can be treated, the more severe the...more

Traumatic Brain Injury — What are the facts?

Over 5 million Americans have suffered a traumatic brain injury, or a TBI, and are living with disabilities that range from minor to severe. TBI patients who survive face a lifetime of consequences that affect every aspect of...more

Tragedies on and off the silver screen: How to avoid costly workplace injuries

by FordHarrison on

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter is the title of a science fiction horror film that was recently released worldwide. The horror that occurred behind the scenes in the making of the movie rivaled the fictional onscreen terror....more

Jury Awards $2.1 Million in Slip and Fall Case

by Tucker Arensberg, P.C. on

Juries in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania have been perceived as being relatively conservative and “Defendant-friendly” in terms of awarding compensation in personal injury cases. This trend has been constant since the early...more

How Do I Know When I Need to Hire a Personal Injury Attorney?

Many innocent San Fernando Valley residents are injured in accidents that are not their fault but, for one reason or another, they fail to reach out to an experienced injury attorney to discuss their legal rights and...more

Seniors and Falls: A Growing, Preventable Problem

The No. 1 cause of injury to U.S. seniors are falls. They happen at unimaginable rates. A member of the elderly population receives treatment in an emergency room every 11 seconds because of a fall. Someone age 75 or older...more

Butler Quarterly - Winter 2017

Two recent federal cases highlight the challenges practitioners face in presenting expert claims handling testimony in bad faith litigation under the Daubert standard. In the first case, a court excluded such expert testimony...more

[Webinar] OSHA's Slips, Trips and Falls Rule Gets a Facelift - February 8th, 1:00pmEST

by Conn Maciel Carey LLP on

Only a few decades in the making, OSHA has finally updated its Walking / Working Surfaces Standard, the regulation that governs slips, trips and fall hazards in general industry. Slips, trips and falls are among the leading...more

How Damages Are Calculated in Accident Cases

by Howard Ankin on

Calculating damages in injury accidents is complex, involving considerations such as disfigurement, the loss of quality of life, ongoing medical costs, losses of earning capacity, pain and suffering, increased risks of future...more

Trial Court Slips And Falls In Granting Motion For New Trial

On October 21, 2016, Florida’s Second DCA issued a decision in a slip-and-fall case against Wal-Mart that found the trial court erred when it set aside the jury verdict and granted Plaintiff’s motion for new trial on the...more

Qualities to Look for in A Personal Injury Lawyer

If you were injured in an accident that was not your fault, whether it was an auto accident, slip and fall accident, or dog bite accident, you may been wondering if you need to hire an attorney to help you file your claim....more

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