January 25, 2021

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Who Is Liable in a Slip and Fall?

Entities or persons who are commonly responsible for slip and fall accident injuries include: Homeowners Private Businesses Parking Lots Depending on where a slip and fall injury occurred, different people or entities may be deemed liable for negligence. In California, it is possible to sue multiple parties at once. These liable parties will be responsible…

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July 24, 2018

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Best Slip Resistant Shoes to Prevent Falls

Every year in the U.S., falls account for over eight million emergency room visits, and according to the CDC, nearly 1 million patients are hospitalized for broken bones, head trauma and other fall-related injuries. Whether it happens at a swimming pool, on the job, or while out shopping, a slip and fall accident can leave…

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June 1, 2018

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Deaths By Falls for the Elderly Rise More than 30%

Deaths caused by falls in adults more than 65 years old rose more than 30% in the nine-year period from 2007 to 2016, according to a study published in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report in mid-May. If this statistic has affected your family, an experienced Los Angeles…

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May 22, 2018

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Injured While Shopping: Can I Sue?

Because shopping is such a necessary and, for many people, fun recreational activity, you may never have focused on the potential dangers of being seriously injured while shopping. Stores Can Be Dangerous Places Think again. It’s estimated that that shopping carts, for example, injure roughly 24,000 children per year nationwide. And shopping carts are far…

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May 7, 2018

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3 Common Hotel Slip and Fall Injuries

Whether you’re in a hotel for pleasure or for business, there are multiple ways you can injure yourself by falling due to negligence and require the services of an experienced slip and fall lawyer. Here are some of the most common hotel slip and fall accidents: 1. Slipping on the Ice Some hotels often have…

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April 4, 2018

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3 Places Slip and Falls Commonly Occur

Slip and fall accidents are common, but that does not mean they are harmless. In fact, they are the leading cause of emergency room visits, leading to over a million ER trips per year. Like other common causes of injury, many slips and falls are preventable. According to the National Floor Safety Institute, more than…

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February 21, 2018

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3 Ways Poor Lighting Can Cause an Injury

There are infinite ways a person can sustain injuries, from plane crashes to sports collisions. But did you know that a simple lightbulb, or the lack thereof, can also cause injuries? Installing adequate lighting is an easy way to improve the safety of any home, office building, or nursing home, but plenty of property managers…

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February 8, 2018

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4 Tragic Elevator Accidents

Many of us use elevators every day without a second thought, not realizing that these complex machines are a legitimate source of danger. Elevators are responsible for approximately 30 deaths and more than 17,000 injuries each year. These statistics are national, but there are many examples of elevator tragedies in and around Southern California —…

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January 25, 2018

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I Fell at Work: Can I Sue?

In most cases, falling down and injuring yourself on someone else’s property is covered by premises liability law. You might be able to file a premises liability lawsuit against the owner of the property, if that owner can be found liable for a pre-existing hazardous condition on the property. However, injuries that occur while on…

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December 13, 2017

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How Many People Have Died From Falling Down Stairs?

According to the most recent data on stairway accidents in the United States, an estimated 12,000 people die from falling down steps each year. Following motor vehicle accidents, falls are the second leading cause of accidental injuries in the home and workplace, and stairs present numerous opportunities for people to hurt themselves. If you or…

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