trip and fall News

Sidewalk Defects Liability: In Most States, Size Matters

Insurance claim files are overflowing with losses involving individuals injured when they trip and fall over cracked, broken, or uneven municipal sidewalks. In many cases, the injury is a direct result of a municipality failing to institute and/or conscientiously follow …

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 …

Michigan City Council Approves $7,500 Settlement Over Sidewalk

Saginaw City Council has approved a $7,500 lawsuit settlement with a woman who said she was hurt due to a poorly maintained sidewalk. The Saginaw News reports the settlement agreement with Shirley Rice was approved Monday night. Rice sued in …