slip-and-fall News

Trial Begins in Slip and Fall Case Focused on David Copperfield Show

The tricks behind a disappearing act that magician David Copperfield performed for years in Las Vegas were revealed in court Friday, the first day of trial in a civil case brought by a British tourist who claims he slipped, fell …

U.S. Tennis Association Found Mostly Liable for Player’s Fall

The United States Tennis Association on Thursday was found mostly liable for when Canadian player Eugenie Bouchard slipped on a wet locker room floor at the 2015 U.S. Open and hit her head, suffering what she said was a “serious …

Delaware High Court Upholds Slip-and-Fall Lawsuit Dismissal

The Delaware Supreme Court issued an opinion this week upholding the dismissal of a lawsuit filed over a slip-and-fall accident at a gas station during freezing rain four years ago. On January 10, 2014, Michael Laine, slipped and fell on …

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 …