Airports are crowded with passengers who are rushing to reach their plane on time, but in their haste, they may run the risk of slipping, falling and suffering an injury. They are frequently carrying heavy luggage, which only serves to compound the situation. In addition, the chaotic atmosphere of the airport may cause some passengers… Read More
A slip-and-fall accident might not seem like much when you’re young. Toddlers fall down all the time and get right back up again with no injury. But when you get taller and heavier, a lot more can go wrong. A slip-and-fall accident can even be deadly for an older person. Hip fractures can double the mortality rate of an elderly person because they won’t be able to move without pain.
That’s why there’s always warning signs in businesses when there is a slip hazard. At least, there should be. But some businesses are negligent about cleaning up surfaces and can cause people to slip and fall due to that negligence. On this page, we’ve collected several stories about slip-and-fall accidents and their outcomes. All links to the original sources can be found on the individual pages.
The key thing to prove in this kind of case is if there was negligence and whose negligence was responsible. Anything from the last time something was inspected to the type of shoes worn at the time of the fall can come into question at the trial. Expert witness testimony is common in these cases because they can explain the likelihood of someone slipping.
We want to encourage everyone to watch their step and be on the lookout for dangerous places to walk. It doesn’t take much to slip and the consequences of this kind of accident can be life-long. If you do fall and hurt yourself on someone else’s property, contact Chalik Law for a free consultation about your incident.
In personal injury cases in Florida, the jury has to make a decision as to whether to believe part or all of the account of events presented by the defendant. They must decide whether there are any genuine issues of material fact. However, judges must decide matters of law, and they are required to permit… Read More
A person may have to use crutches due to chronic conditions like amputated limbs or cerebral palsy that result in decreased range of motion, coordination and strength. Crutches may also be necessary if an individual suffers broken bones or other injuries that limit their ability to move. However, the very device that is designed to… Read More
Escalators are widely used in day-to-day life to enable individuals to quickly move between different floors in a building. They are located in malls, hospitals, airports, hotels, apartment complexes and more. Most people do not even think of potential hazards when they step onto an escalator. However, escalators can lead to slip and fall accidents… Read More
While many slip and fall accidents occur due to hazardous conditions, a recent social media craze has teenagers deliberately putting themselves at risk of injury. Dubbed the Banana Peel Challenge, the viral trend involves participants testing just how slippery a banana skin really is. It all began when Twitter user Jason Oakes tweeted a video… Read More
A man filed a slip and fall lawsuit against Disney World for an accident that occurred when he visited the theme park in Orlando, Florida, in December 2015. Michael Amabile was allegedly injured at Magic Kingdom while waiting to view the Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Parade. He claimed he tripped over a sidewalk that was… Read More
The Florida Supreme Court on March 17 sided with the plaintiff in reinstating a default judgement and jury award of around $1.1 million against a real estate investor who did not respond to a slip and fall lawsuit in a timely manner. Anamaria Santiago sued Mauna Loa Investments, LLC, in February 2010. She leased a… Read More
Among the general population the elderly are often considered to be at the highest risk for slip and fall accidents due to a lack of balance and strength resulting from old age. However, a Purdue University study has found that young adults tend to fall more often than expected. Researchers asked 94 undergraduate college students… Read More
A community center was cleared from liability in February for a slip and fall lawsuit filed by a Florida woman. She was seeking damages of $850,000. Mildred Golbois sued the Jewish Community Centers of South Broward Inc. (JCC) after an alleged fall in 2011. She claimed she slipped on spilled juice while sampling refreshments on… Read More
Although every parent wants to protect their child from harm, falling down is a natural part of life for active kids while growing up. However, children can also be vulnerable to slip-and-fall accidents that can result in serious injuries. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, falls are the most common cause of… Read More
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is considering new regulations that would require floor manufacturers to label the degree of slip resistance in their flooring. The CPSC proposed the rules in response to safety advocates who said the measure would prevent slip-and-fall accidents among elderly people. Floor manufacturers are currently not required to indicate the… Read More
A woman in Winter Springs, Florida, was awarded $366,000 in a lawsuit against the city of Orlando after she suffered serious injuries in a slip-and-fall accident. Mary Ann Schwabe, 66, tripped over a curb when returning home from an Orlando Magic basketball game on Nov. 12, 2010. She was walking back to her car with… Read More
The holiday season is a busy time of year that tends to involve activities such as celebrating with friends and family, shopping for gifts and putting up decorations. However, the festivities also bring with them the risk of slip-and-fall accidents that can cause serious injuries. There are a number of precautions people can take to… Read More
In a slip-and-fall case from earlier this year, a Florida court ruled that Facebook users can have no reasonable expectation of privacy for the photos they post online. The decision has a significant impact on people who file slip-and-fall claims in the state as an increasing number of judges are compelling plaintiffs to produce social… Read More
Rapper Rick Ross and his mother are co-defendants in a slip-and-fall lawsuit that was filed for an accident that allegedly occurred in her home in Miami Gardens, Florida. The plaintiff filed the lawsuit in a Broward County court. He claimed he suffered tremendous pain after tripping on the rail of an iron gate while visiting… Read More
Schools in Palm Beach County, Florida, are suffering from various maintenance problems that could result in slip-and-fall accidents for students. The district’s schools are struggling to deal with plumbing issues, roof leaks, malfunctioning air conditioners and mold. In 2014, the maintenance department received around 1,300 calls on roofing problems and over 12,000 reports of plumbing… Read More
A couple from Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, sued an upscale resort in Key West, Florida, for premises negligence. They are seeking damages in excess of $500,000. The wife claimed she sustained permanent, life-changing injuries after a slip-and-fall accident at the resort in 2013. The lawsuit was filed against Casa Marina Resort, Waldorf Astoria and Hilton Worldwide… Read More
Slip-and-fall accidents are the leading cause of both fatal and non-fatal injuries among the elderly. One in three adults aged 65 or over falls each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Most of these falls occur within the home or in close proximity to it. Many elderly people wish to remain… Read More
Although you may be distressed and injured after a slip-and-fall accident, it is essential to document the incident in order to build your case and protect your rights. If your accident occurred due to someone’s negligence, you could be entitled to compensation. Take advantage of items that you may be carrying with you, such as… Read More
A 65-year-old Florida Keys woman received $30,000 from the city of Key West, Florida, to end her slip-and-fall injury claim. The city commissioners approved the settlement on July 7. Rosanne Woodruff was leaving the A-1 Beauty Salon in Key West, Florida, in February 2012 when she tripped over a broken piece of the concrete sidewalk,… Read More