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.
Unfortunately, especially in New Jersey, this is a season of extreme weather. Whether it’s snow, ice, sleet, or wind, New Jersey has seen it all. Complicating the situation, businesses are often understaffed this time of year, while municipal workers will also be taking extra time off.
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 »
Winter is right around the corner, and with it comes the snow and ice that can make Princeton sidewalks and roadways hazardous for pedestrians and drivers. Unfortunately, every year, accidents caused by extreme weather occur, leading to injuries and, in the worst cases, fatalities. What many New Jersey residents don’t realize is that when it comes to slip and fall accidents in public or commercial spaces, the owner or tenant of the premises can be held responsible. Read the rest »
When most Americans go shopping, sustaining a serious injury is the last thing on their mind. Unfortunately, negligent store owners who fail to ensure that the floor of their store is free of clutter and spills can easily transform a carefree day of shopping into a day at the hospital. Slips and falls in retail stores are far more common than most people think, and if you fall while shopping, you deserve to be compensated for your injury. If you or someone you care about was injured in this manner, the following information will be immensely helpful.
As opposed to many other forms of personal injuries, slip, trip, or falls don’t always lead to an immediate, noticeable injury. How many of us have suffered a minor accident, only to begin feeling the damage days later? In some instances, the physical symptoms associated with injuries takes some time to manifest – days, weeks, or even months. This means that some slip and fall cases aren’t recognized till well after they have occurred. By then the obvious question becomes – can I even take legal action at this point? Read the rest »
Fortunately, this winter has not been one for the record books. As opposed to last year’s “Snow-zilla” and “Snowpocalypse,” 2016 has been relatively mild. This is obviously a welcome relief for anyone that has to get into their car, bus, train, or cab and commute to work. Despite the relatively mild winter the Northeast just had, we’re still experiencing a decent amount of slush and rain. This means those same commuters are going to end up piling into large parking decks and even larger arrival points – such as work place parking garages, mall parking lots, and train station depots. As a result, many of the slip, trip, and fall accidents that we encounter are connected to these often-slippery spots. Read the rest »
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