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Library Category : Slip And Fall Premises Liability

Slip and Fall Injuries Include Pinched Spinal Nerves

When someone falls from spilled liquid, falls over a hazardous obstacle, or falls due to dangerous premises, the person may endure trauma to their spinal discs. These discs are found on the spinal column, which runs down the back from the top of the neck to the tailbone. Because the spinal column is so long, it is broken up into three areas, known as: Lumbar, which is the lower back Thoracic, which is the mid back Cervical, which is the… Read More

Compression Fractures Could Be the Result of Premises Liability Negligence

Maybe you were in a grocery store, big box store, department store, or a hotel and you fell hard on your buttocks. Unfortunately, embarrassment isn’t the only thing you may walk away with. You may have noticed your back was hurting after the slip and fall accident. Instead of brushing the pain off or assuming it will go away, it is important to know that you could be suffering from a spinal compression fracture. What Is a Spinal Compression Fracture?… Read More

Promoting Fall Prevention Awareness Week for the Elderly in Florida

Did you know that the main reason older adults suffer unintentional injuries, hospital admissions for trauma, and injury deaths is caused from falling? In light of Fall Prevention Awareness Week, September 23-29, 2015, (the first week of fall), the Law Offices of David Benenfeld would like to take this opportunity to discuss slip and fall accidents and ways to prevent them — especially among the elderly. There are many reasons why elderly people are involved in slip and fall accidents,… Read More

The Various Types of Shoulder Injuries Suffered in Slip and Fall Accidents

Our arms and shoulders are used every day, even in the simplest of ways including brushing our teeth, combing our hair, drinking, eating, and driving. In addition, most people use their arms and shoulders to get their jobs done. So when a shoulder injury occurs, it can be debilitating. Shoulder injuries are often the result of a traumatic accident, such as a slip and fall accident. When a person lands on his or her shoulder, it can cause trauma to… Read More

Suing a Movie Theater for a Slip and Fall Injury

Maybe you have been waiting to see an action movie all week. While you may expect that someone might fall or get beat up on the movie screen, you probably never imagined that you would come out of the movie injured. Unfortunately, many people suffer slip and fall injuries in movie theaters. Why Are Movie Theaters Common Locations for Slip and Fall Accidents? Due to movie theaters’ poor lighting and spilled food such as greasy popcorn, slip and fall accidents… Read More

Did You Suffer a Slip and Fall Injury in Florida on Vacation?

People go on vacation to relax and spend quality time with the people they love the most — all while taking in new sights and enjoying a break from the day-to-day grind. When a couple or a family decides they are going to go on a vacation, they spend time researching where they want to travel and they save money for the trip. Never does it enter someone’s mind that he or she may suffer an injury while on vacation.… Read More

The Seriousness of a Mild Head Injury Following a Florida Slip and Fall Accident

Everywhere you go including the grocery store, mall, department store, work, or any location can present dangers that could lead to a slip and fall accident. When lighting is dim, walkways are cluttered, liquid pools on the floor, carpet is torn, premises are poorly maintained, or a hazardous environmental factor occurs, people can fall to the ground and hit their heads—suffering serious injuries such as head injuries. Even a mild head injury in a slip and fall accident can cause… Read More

Exposure To Asbestos

When a business owner or landlord exposes tenants or customers to asbestos, it falls into the legal category of premises liability. Asbestos, which is a mineral fiber that was previously used in some building construction materials for insulation, has been discovered to cause serious health problems in adults and children. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) have banned numerous products that contain asbestos. However, many old buildings still have harmful amounts of this… Read More

Broward County Boasts The Strictest Dog Bite Laws In Florida

Dog bites and dog attack injuries are one of the most common types of premises liability cases in Florida – and it is important to understand that dog bite laws and aggressive animal laws can vary by state, by county, and by city. This week the spotlight is on Broward County, Florida, where a dog attack has drawn attention to just how strict dog bite laws can be. Broward County has some of the strictest aggressive dog ordinances in the… Read More

When Icy Sidewalks Aren’t Maintained, Florida Slip & Fall Accidents Can Occur

Just as it is important for property owners or property possessors to keep their premises safe and free from hazard during the summer, fall and spring, it is even more critical that property possessors keep their properties free from danger throughout the winter time. During the winter months, rain, frost, sleet and snow–although rare–can occur. Even though snow, sleet and ice are far more uncommon in Florida than in many other states, these weather conditions have occurred in the Sunshine… Read More

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