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Blog Category Slip & Fall

Stores May Be Liable for a Customer’s Slip and Fall Accident

January 20th, 2017

warning yellow plastic sign, caution wet floorPicture this: You walk into your favorite store to browse and maybe purchase something that catches your eye. You are walking down your favorite home-goods aisle and before you know it, you are lying on your back. You feel a sharp pain in your wrist that does not subside. You have slipped on a wet patch of flooring, fallen and broken your wrist. Now what?

Any business that welcomes the general public onto their premises has a duty to keep … Read more

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Most Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents

October 7th, 2016

crack in the sidewalk causes slip and fall accidentsIt is estimated that one million people visit the emergency room each year after experiencing a slip and fall accident. Both the reasons and results of these falls can vary. Someone may slip on a wet floor and sustain a broken bone. Someone else may trip over a crack in the sidewalk and receive a large gash to their knee. In the worst cases, a slip and fall can result in death.

While the causes of a slip and fall … Read more

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Top Slip and Fall Myths

September 21st, 2016

Preventing Slip and Fall ClaimsFrom icy parking lots to wet floors, there are a variety of reasons that people find themselves unable to stay on their feet. Slip and fall accidents result in a number of civil lawsuits every year. In fact, these lawsuits are so common that you may know someone who has either filed a claim or thought about it.

With so many stories out there regarding slip and fall lawsuits, it can be difficult to separate fact from fiction. Here are … Read more

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How to Reduce Your Chances of Falling

July 13th, 2016

slipping on bannana peelSlips and falls occur every day in the workplace, in the retail industry and even on private property. Some falls are due to environmental hazards, and other accidents are due to a lack of balance or attentiveness. While you can’t prevent every fall or injury, there are things you can do to reduce your chances of taking a tumble.

Balance Exercises

If you exercise regularly, add a few moves that will increase your ability to balance. If you don’t exercise … Read more

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Clear Your Sidewalks And Stay Out of Court

January 25th, 2016

Sidewalks A winter storm dumps inches of snow and ice on your property. You want to stay huddled under a quilt with a cup of hot coffee in your hand. Is it a good idea? Not if you don’t want to be hit with a personal injury lawsuit. If someone slips and falls on your property because you have failed to clear it, you could very well find yourself in court answering for your lack of motivation. Here’s what you need … Read more

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Slips and Falls on Ice: Who Holds Responsibility?

November 21st, 2014

Where have all the people goneThere is a cold nap that has settled across much of the nation, prompting people in northern states and the Midwest to stock up on food, water, and other goods due to anticipated snow fall. People in Charlotte do not have to frequently deal with these issues but, as cold blankets the greater portion of the nation, it’s important to remember that inclement winter weather can occur, even in North Carolina.

The question that arises in many people’s minds is … Read more

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