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Where Do Most Slip and Fall Accidents Happen?

Published on Jun 10, 2022 at 12:23 pm in Premises Liability.

slip and fall on banana peel

Accidental injury is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. According to the National Safety Council, accidental injuries can be blamed for an injury every second of the day and one preventable death every three minutes. Accidental injuries may be caused by any number of events, including slip and fall accidents. 

A slip and fall accident may cause severe or even fatal injuries. These types of incidents were responsible for 41,300 (26%) of all preventable deaths in homes and communities in 2020. While you can fall and suffer an injury anywhere, here are some of the more common locations where slip and fall accidents happen: 

What Makes a Poorly Lit Parking Lot So Dangerous?

Published on Mar 30, 2022 at 11:40 am in Premises Liability.

dim light over parking spaces

Stop and think for a minute about how many times you’ve been in a situation where you’ve found yourself walking in a dark parking lot. While inclement weather, equipment failure, or a timer set to prematurely turn off might be to blame for the lack of lighting, none of these are valid excuses for situations where lighting exists but is ineffective.

Who Is at Fault if I Slip and Fall In a Parking Lot?

Published on Feb 28, 2022 at 1:16 pm in Premises Liability.

Aerial view of parking lot

You slipped and fell in a poorly maintained parking lot. You suffered serious injuries that led to an accumulation of costly medical expenses. You took time off work to recuperate and lost weeks or months of wages. You missed an important event in your life, and the time taken for recovery has prevented you from enjoying the everyday activities that once comprised your normal life.

What Happens If I’m Seriously Injured in My Apartment Building?

Published on Oct 8, 2020 at 1:26 pm in Premises Liability.

Apartment building windows and balconies

If you rent an apartment, it’s likely you have renter’s insurance. While this is useful in the event of a fire, flood, or another event that damages your physical property, what happens if you’re seriously injured in your apartment building? The answer to that question is rather complex because it’s often contingent on where and how the accident happens.

In order to understand your rights after an accident in your apartment building, let’s take a look at the types of potential accidents and how to go about determining whether your landlord is legally liable for your injuries and expenses.

How Safe Is My Child’s Daycare Center?

Published on Aug 26, 2020 at 3:10 pm in Premises Liability.

Kids playing with toys at daycare

Sending your child to daycare can be a difficult decision. You want to ensure that your child is getting great care and is safe with whichever daycare you decide to take them to. But unfortunately, no matter how much research you do, a daycare can still mistreat your child or not be completely safe.

How Often Do Slip and Fall Accidents Go to Trial?

Published on Jun 4, 2020 at 2:22 pm in Premises Liability.

wooden gavel

Pursuing legal action can be intimidating. Even though you feel like you deserve justice after a fall that wasn’t your fault and caused you harm, you might not want to go through the process of filing because the thought of going to trial and speaking in court is scary. You’ll need someone on your side who will support you through the process while simultaneously fighting to protect your rights. Thankfully, that’s what a Jackson slip and fall accident lawyer from Pittman Roberts & Welsh, PLLC is here for. Let’s take a look at what slip and fall accident cases look like and how often they go to trial.

Who’s Responsible for Accidents That Happen at the Gym?

Published on Mar 12, 2020 at 1:24 pm in Premises Liability.

Person working out in a gym

Going to the gym for a workout is a common way people maintain their physical health. While their focus may be on getting through their workout, there could be other complications that arise in a gym. If an accident occurs and someone is hurt, they may be eligible for compensation. Because determining liability can be a complex situation, you need the assistance of a skilled premises liability lawyer from Pittman, Roberts & Welsh, PLLC.

Common Injuries That Children Receive at Childcare Facilities

Published on Mar 5, 2020 at 9:30 am in Premises Liability.

Schoolbooks, an apple, crayons, and blocks on a table.

As a parent, you’re not able to watch your child all day every day because of your busy schedule, and that’s where childcare facilities come into play. When you place your child in someone else’s hands you expect them to treat them as well as you would, but sometimes that isn’t the case. No matter how much research you do about a facility, you never know if your child is in danger until after the fact.

How Dangerous Are Truck Stops?

Published on Feb 27, 2020 at 2:22 pm in Premises Liability, Truck Accidents.

Aerial view of truck stop

When truck drivers are on the road, their focus on safety is most likely centered around driving and making sure their vehicle is ready for the road. What they may not expect is to experience issues at truck stops. However, between the stop itself and the other people they may encounter, negligence is always a possibility. Sometimes, negligence can cause injuries. Let’s take a look at how dangerous truck stops can be and what you can do if you’ve been injured at one.

Questions to Ask After Injuring Yourself in a Fall

Published on Jun 19, 2019 at 11:32 am in Premises Liability.

Slip and fall accidents often happen in a matter of seconds, but can have months or even years of repercussions. When you’re hurt, you may not be thinking about what you need to do to protect your rights because you’re preoccupied with your health. This is perfectly normal, but it’s important to make sure you’re doing everything possible to ensure you get full and fair compensation.

Pittman, Roberts & Welsh has helped many victims of slip and fall accidents in the past. When they’re overwhelmed with insurance companies, costs of healthcare, and letting their injuries heal, we step in to provide guidance and let them know that we’re in their corner.

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