January 25, 2021

Ellis Law Corporation

Premises

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

Ellis Law Corporation

Premises

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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May 22, 2018

Ellis Law Corporation

Premises

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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April 4, 2018

Ellis Law Corporation

Premises

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

Ellis Law Corporation

Premises

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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January 25, 2018

Ellis Law Corporation

Premises

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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May 9, 2017

Ellis Law Corporation

Premises

Tips on How to Document a Slip and Fall Personal Injury Case

In California, property owners can be held liable for slip and fall accidents that occur because of negligent maintenance, or a willful failure to warn patrons of a potentially dangerous condition. Premises liability law states that individuals who lease, rent or own a property are negligent if they fail to use “reasonable care to keep…

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October 17, 2016

Ellis Law Corporation

News

CDC: Disabling and Fatal Falls Becoming More Common in Seniors

Senior citizens have unique concerns and arguably one of the foremost among them is the ability to retain independence for as long as possible. Unfortunately, one of the most prevalent causes of the loss of independence has been increasing in recent years. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released data indicating that falls…

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