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Category: Slip & Fall

The National Council on Aging Offers Helpful Steps to Prevent Falls For People Over Age 65

Posted on May 31, 2017 Nursing Home Accident,Personal Injury,Slip & Fall

According to the  National Council on Aging (NCOA), falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries for people over age 65. Because the key is to know where to look, the NCAO lists the following common factors that can lead to a fall: Balance and gait: During the aging process, people commonly lose… read more

Premises Liability: Can You Recover for Slipping on an Icy Surface?

Posted on April 12, 2017 In The News,Local News,Personal Injury,Slip & Fall,State Law,What Does This Word Mean?

Winter might be winding down, but there is still ample opportunity for snow, ice and other wintry precipitation in the Badger State, which can make for slick sidewalks, parking lots, driveways and roads. While icy conditions are dangerous for drivers, pedestrians are also at risk. In January, the La Crosse Tribune reported that numerous hospitals… read more

New Regulations Help Nursing Home Residents Seek Justice

Posted on October 18, 2016 Federal Law,In The News,Nursing Home Accident,Nursing Home Neglect,Personal Injury,Slip & Fall,What We Do For You (Civil Process)

The United States Department of Health and Human Services finalized an administrative rule that will deny Medicare and Medicaid benefits to nursing homes that require residents to sign forced arbitration agreements. The new regulations will help preserve the rights of individuals injured as a result of nursing home neglect.  These important rights include the right… read more

Seniors Face Injury Risks

Posted on July 15, 2015 Personal Injury,Slip & Fall

Seniors age 65 and older are injured more frequently and with more severe consequences in household accidents, as compared to other age groups compared in a study published by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. In 2011, injured seniors accounted for more than two million emergency room visits, more than 40% more visits than younger individuals.  Over 25%… read more

Slip and Fall Accidents – What You Can Do to Minimize Them in Your Home

Posted on June 17, 2015 General,Personal Injury,Slip & Fall,Unsafe Places (Premises Liability)

Slipping, tripping, and falling are more common than most people realize. And they often involve serious injuries. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), unintentional falls accounted for over 30,000 deaths in the United States in 2013. The CDC estimates that up to 30% of the people who slip and fall will suffer moderate… read more

Winter Slip and Fall Cases

Posted on December 4, 2012 General,In The News,Pedestrian Injury,Personal Injury,Slip & Fall

Winter in Upper Midwest usually means at least a few months of snow and ice, and winter conditions can present a hazard both to those operating motor vehicles but also to pedestrians traveling by foot on icy and snowy sidewalks, parking lots, staircases and walkways. Certainly not every slip and fall on icy conditions gives… read more

Preserving Evidence – A picture is worth a thousand words.

Posted on April 6, 2012 Pedestrian Injury,Personal Injury,Slip & Fall,You’re Injured, Now What?

When you are injured in an accident the first thing on your mind is typically your injury and getting medical attention.  This should be your primary concern, but once you are stable and have sought medical attention you should remember to take photographs.  Photographs can be very beneficial in proving your case, in particular in… read more

Mitigation of Damages – Be sure to follow your doctor’s orders.

Posted on November 15, 2011 Bicycle Injury,Boating Injury,Personal Injury,Slip & Fall,Spinal Injury,Whiplash Injury,You’re Injured, Now What?

After an accident, it can sometimes be difficult to make the time to see your doctor, chiropractor or physical therapist. Life gets hectic and it can be easy to skip an appointment here or there because you don’t you are busy or do not fell up to it. Skipping appointments is problematic for a couple… read more

What is a fair settlement amount?

Posted on September 19, 2011 Bicycle Injury,Boating Injury,Brain Injury,Bus Accidents,Construction Accidents,Dangerous Products (Product Liability),Dog Bites,Drunk Driving,Farm Accidents,General,Insurance Disputes,Medical Malpractice,Motorcycle Injury,Pedestrian Injury,Personal Injury,Pharmaceutical Product Injury,Semi Truck Accidents,Slip & Fall,Spinal Injury,That’s Outrageous!,Vehicle Accidents,What We Do For You (Civil Process),Work Injury,You’re Injured, Now What?

When it comes to analyzing a settlement offer that an injured person has received from an insurance company–whether that person is represented by an attorney or not–there are a great many factors that must be considered.  First and foremost, the nature and extent of the injuries, and whether there will be continuing or even permanent… read more

Wisconsin’s Highway Safety Statute should not be repealed.

Posted on August 16, 2011 Bicycle Injury,Bus Accidents,Construction Accidents,In The News,Pedestrian Injury,Semi Truck Accidents,Slip & Fall,State Law,That’s Outrageous!,Vehicle Accidents

            Wisconsin Assembly Bill 180 and Senate Bill 125, still in committee as of August 16, 2011, would repeal Wis. Stat. § 893.83, Wisconsin’s highway safety statute, except for suits related to snow.  This change would end Wisconsin’s long commitment to keeping Wisconsin highways (including shoulders, bridges and sidewalks) safe for use by the public. … read more