Slip-and-Fall Accident | New Jersey Personal Injury Attorneys
Accidents that involve a slip, trip, or fall can happen to anyone, regardless of their age. In spite of this, millions of people over the age of 65 suffer falls every year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that on average, one out of every four older adults will suffer a fall every year. Based on data collected by the agency, fall death rates in the United States have increased by 30 percent from 2007 to 2016 for older adults. Furthermore, it is estimated that if rates continue to rise, it can be anticipated that by 2030, there will be 7 fatal falls every hour.
According to the National Safety Council, falls are the number two cause of fatalities in the workplace, second only to vehicle crashes. And there are several reasons why a stairway fall is worse than a fall on a flat surface. Read the rest »
Falling down doesn’t seem that serious; after all, people trip every day and proceed to get up, dust off, and continue living their life. However, not every slip-and-fall accident is injury-free. Some falls can end up with a broken bone, a shattered hip, or a traumatic brain injury that could result in lifelong damage. Read the rest »
There is no denying that fall is a beautiful season. With the ever-changing leaves and Halloween here in town, it’s a magical time. But fall can also be a dangerous season. As the weather changes, the risk of a slip-and-fall increases greatly. With rain-slicked roads paved with fallen leaves, it’s not hard to slip and seriously injure yourself. For customers walking into stores and dragging in rain and mud with them, the probability of an accident heightens. Read the rest »
Each year, it is estimated that a staggering 646,000 people die from falls globally. In addition, another 37.3 million falls cause injuries severe enough to require medical attention. To put that into perspective, more people are injured and killed in falls every year than the total population of Canada! Read the rest »
Many of us probably think the answer to that question is…nothing? If you slip and fall, you write it off as a bad day and move on. The truth is, however, that (1) people can be seriously injured from slip and falls, and (2) public entities have a responsibility to maintain their property to prevent such accidents. Slip and falls can occur at universities, schools, public transit stations, and other locations. When they do, someone else may owe you for your broken wrist… Read the rest »
Wintertime in New Jersey is a flurry of activity. You may be busy shopping for the holidays, getting out and enjoying the season with friends, or driving long distances to see family. All of these activities are made a little more beautiful, but also a little more difficult, by a heavy snowfall. Read the rest »
It won’t be long before the sidewalks of New Jersey are covered in the ice and snow that winter brings. Walking on these sidewalks can be treacherous, and it makes sense that if you slip and fall from the ice and snow, the person or company responsible for maintaining it would be held accountable. But in New Jersey, that’s not always the case. It largely depends on the type of property, and the town that the property is located in. Read the rest »
The winter season is a hectic time for everyone. Whether you are running around doing last minute shopping, meeting friends for drinks, or attending parties, this is a time filled with fun and engaging activities. The last thing you want to have on your mind is worrying about personal safety. Read the rest »
With the holidays right around the corner, New Jersey residents are preparing for the biggest shopping period of the year. Of course, our most popular shopping days are accompanied by some of our worst weather, including heavy snow, ice, and stiff winds. On the really awful days, window shopping can become a dangerous affair. Read the rest »
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