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When Does a Slip, Trip, or Fall Form the Basis of a Lawsuit?

By Andrew Ritholz |

You have no doubt heard the phrase “slip and fall” in the context of personal injury law and heard about large settlements and verdicts, and you may have wondered what separates those types of situations from a regular slip, trip, or fall which may not form the basis of a viable lawsuit. After all,… Read More »

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What If I Aggravate an Existing Injury in a Slip and Fall Case?

By Andrew Ritholz |

It’s a very common scenario that a plaintiff who has had a slip and fall on a slippery or otherwise dangerous surface can aggravate an existing injury such that medical attention is required and pain and limited mobility persists. In many cases, the injury might not have been serious enough to warrant medical attention… Read More »

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9 Questions About Slip and Fall Accident Law

By Andrew Ritholz |

Slip and fall accidents can disable anyone at anytime, leading to staggering medical bills, lost productivity and other damages. These accidents are surprisingly diverse; they occur in public areas, people’s homes and properties, and on the job. Here is a list of nine of the most frequently asked questions about slip and fall accidents,… Read More »

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Slip and Fall Attorney Reports on Some Jaw-Dropping Statistics

Slip and Fall Attorney Reports on Some Jaw-Dropping Statistics

By Andrew Ritholz |

Slip and fall accidents are some of the most common injury cases in the country. But just how common are they? What are the costs associated with these problems? Perhaps more importantly, what can these numbers tell us about how to improve medical care, personal injury law and public education to reduce how much… Read More »

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Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents in California

Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents in California

By Andrew Ritholz |

Why is it that the phrase “Help! I’ve fallen and I can’t get up” makes us smile? We all know that falls are a serious issue, and yet that old advertisement has become a bit of a joke. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) tells us that millions of people slip and… Read More »

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The Shocking Stats on Slip and Fall Accidents in the USA

The Shocking Stats on Slip and Fall Accidents in the USA

By Andrew Ritholz |

No one likes an unexpected visit to the hospital. It is frightening to find yourself on the way to the emergency room when just a few moments ago you were going about your day as usual. Surprisingly, slip and fall accidents account for over 1 million emergency room visits every year. Slips and falls… Read More »

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Ritholz: 5 Reasons You Need a Lawyer if You Slip and Fall

By Andrew Ritholz |

A slip and fall accident claim is one of the more difficult personal injury matters for an attorney to handle, which is why many practitioners are reluctant to accept representation unless favorable circumstances are present. Many of these cases require notice of the alleged hazardous condition that led to the injury – as well… Read More »

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Slipped on Some Water At A Restaurant and Fell

I Slipped on Water at A Restaurant and Fell

By Andrew Ritholz |

The last thing anyone wants to encounter during a dining experience is an injury, like a slip-and-fall.  An establishment that invites the public onto their premises for the purpose of conducting business (such as a restaurant) is held to a high standard duty of care in maintaining the premises in a safe and danger… Read More »

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5 Large Settlement Slip and Fall Cases

5 Large Settlement Slip and Fall Cases

By Andrew Ritholz |

A slip and fall accident claim is part of premises liability law. This applies to an injury that occurs on private or public property as the result of a deliberate or negligent act that caused a hazardous or unreasonably dangerous condition that led to an injury. Different principles apply regarding the nature of the… Read More »

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The Most Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents

The Most Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents

By Andrew Ritholz |

Slip and fall accidents are part of premises liability law. This is an area of personal injury that uses negligence principles of standard of care, breach of the duty of care, causation and damages. Proof of liability in slip and fall cases can be more difficult than in other types of injury claims such… Read More »

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