slip-and-fall News

Illinois Supreme Court Clarifies Sidewalk Snow Removal Law

In an opinion filed earlier this month, the Illinois Supreme Court outlined the scope of immunity afforded under the Snow and Ice Removal Act. According to the opinion, the plaintiff, Pamela Murphy-Hylton, sustained injuries after she slipped and fell while …

Young Adults Trip and Fall More Than the Elderly

Young adults fall more frequently than expected, and most falls occur during everyday activities such walking and talking, according to new research from Purdue University. “The most commonly cited statistic is that one in three older adults falls each year …

Forensic Expert Says Iowa Woman’s Death Was Due to a ‘Slip and Fall’

Jurors in the first-degree murder trial of a former Boone, Iowa, man accused in the death of his wife heard from a forensic expert who says the woman’s death was an accident. Lawyers for Alexander Fazzino, who is charged with …

Dershowitz Sues TD Garden for Slip and Fall That Happened 3 Years Ago

Harvard Law School professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz is suing the TD Garden nearly three years after he slipped and fell in an arena bathroom while attending a Celtics game. The Boston Globe reports that Dershowitz, an advocate for civil liberties, …

Connecticut High Court Rules Town Liable for Icy Sidewalk Slips

Connecticut’s Supreme Court ruled Monday that property owners can’t be sued for injuries suffered when someone slips on an icy sidewalk in front of their home or business, unless their town has a specific law making them liable. The ruling …

A Third of Midwest Work Comp Claims Were From Slips and Falls

During last year’s difficult Midwest winter, slips and falls on ice and snow accounted for nearly one-third of all workers’ compensation claims that resulted in lost time from work, according to Accident Fund Insurance Company of America and United Heartland. …

Oregon Safeway Sued for $280,000 in Slip and Fall

A woman who says she hurt her back after slipping on a greasy spot at a Safeway store in Sandy has filed a lawsuit against the grocery chain. The Oregonian newspaper reports that Tammy Hadley seeks at least $30,000 for …

Arkansas Insurance Department Outlines January Fraud Convictions

Ted Hamilton entered a plea of guilty to one count of insurance fraud (D felony) and was given a suspended imposition of sentence for 6 years in the Arkansas Department of Corrections. On September 26, 2011, Hamilton was shopping inside …

Iowa Court Orders New Hearing in Icy Sidewalk Case

The Iowa Court of Appeals says a man who fell on an icy sidewalk outside the Shenandoah Medical Center in 2010 is entitled to some compensation for the pain he suffered. A jury last year had awarded Zachary Robinson just …

Texas Woman Seeks $1M for Slipping on Nut Shells

A Texas woman wants $1 million in damages from a steakhouse known for letting patrons throw peanut shells on the floor after she says she slipped and fell on the droppings. Amelia Tijerina says she suffered physical pain, mental anguish …