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Recent Posts in Slip and Fall Category

  • What it Takes to Make a Slip-and-Fall Case

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 22-Apr-2016

    By: Matthew Tievsky Imagine you are on someone else’s property, such as a convenience store. While on the property, you slip on some sort of liquid on the ground that you did not see, and injure yourself. Can you hold the property owner liable? In the District of Columbia, you can successfully sue the property owner, generally under one of two conditions. First, an employee of the property ...
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  • Authored by Joseph Cammarata Did you know that the number one reason for injury and death among people age 65 and older is falls? Did you also know that more than two million older people went to an emergency room in 2000 because of a fall? This information comes from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention according to an article in the Wall Street Journal. You should not be comforted by ...
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  • Authored by Allan Siegel Slip and fall cases are one of the most common types of personal injury cases. Many of us know someone who was injured in a slip and fall accident, and we all know that this is why we see the yellow and orange warnings signs posted in the grocery store when the floor is wet. Many people assume that because there was a warning sign posted that the store is no longer ...
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  • FDA Warning: Surgical Mesh May Not Be Best Route

    Posted By Page1Admin || 12-Dec-2011

    The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued a warning regarding serious complications associated with transvaginal placement of surgical mesh for pelvic organ prolapse. Here's what you need to know: Who's affected Patients who've undergone surgical repair for either pelvic organ prolapse (POP) or stress urinary incontinence (SUI) have suffered serious complications from transvaginal ...
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  • Slip and Fall case settles for $350,000

    Posted By Page1Admin || 13-Oct-2011

    Our client was entering an elevator when she slipped and fell on the floor. Her head hit the side of the elevator door. Partner Allan M. Siegel filed a lawsuit. During the course of discovery it was learned that the property owner had the elevator doors cleaned with elevator polish earlier in the morning. They used an aerosol can to apply the polish and it was believed that residue from spraying ...
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  • Slip and Fall Cases in Maryland

    Posted By Page1Admin || 1-Apr-2011

    In winter we receive many phone calls from clients who have slipped and fallen on ice. Unfortunately, the Maryland Court of Appeals made these cases much more difficult to win in Maryland. Approximately two years ago, the Maryland Court of Appeals held that that an injured party cannot recover when he slips and falls on black ice if he knew that there could have been ice on the walkway. In other ...
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  • What constitutes negligence?

    Posted By Page1Admin || 14-Feb-2011

    The lawyers at Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. have over 60 years experience representing individuals injured as the result of negligence. Negligence is defined at acting carelessly or in a manner less than that which would be expected of an individual in similar circumstances acting reasonably. In other words, its "unreasonable conduct" under the specific circumstances that take ...
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  • The duty of a landowner to individuals on their property varies depending on the status of an individual who is on the property. Generally speaking, an individual who is invited onto a person's property is owed the highest duty of care. An invitee can expect that the landowner used reasonable care to make sure that the property may be expected to be user safe. However, if the invitee goes beyond ...
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  • Kitchens, Bathrooms and Bedrooms Also Pose A Slip and Fall Danger, Particularly to Older Citizens.

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, Siegel, P.C. || 26-Mar-2010

    Continuing our effort to provide prevention tips to avoid slip and falls in the home, we are providing the following suggestions to assure that your kitchen, bathroom and bedroom are safe: In the kitchen 1. Assure that items that you need to use frequently are kept on lower shelves, about waist level, to avoid having to use a step stool to reach them. 2. If a step stool is unsteady, get one with a ...
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  • What You Can Do To Prevent Falls-

    Posted By chaikinandsherman || 24-Mar-2010

    Prevention of slip and falls is not just a matter of making sure that your environment is as safe as possible. You can have an effect on the likelihood that you will suffer a slip and fall. There are many things that each of us can do to protect ourselves, as best as we can, from losing our balance and falling. These are some of those actions: 1. Exercise regularly because exercising makes you ...
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  • Client slips and falls at Subway Sandwich Shop - Obtains settlement of $150,000 Our client was entering a Subway Sandwich Shop, located in the Bowie Wal-Mart, when she slipped and fell on soda which had spilled on the floor. The owner of the Subway Sandwich Shop denied responsibility, claiming that he had already cleaned up the spill. However. the law firm's investigation revealed two witnesses to ...
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  • Partner Allan Siegel Settles Slip and Fall Case for $100,000

    Posted By chaikinandsherman || 29-Oct-2008

    Our client had parked his car in the parking lot of a local retail store. He got out of his car and slipped and fell on a large puddle of oil and/or antifreeze causing him to strike his head and neck. He ultimately was diagnosed as having a herniated disk in his neck. The owner of the store claimed that it was not responsible for the our client's fall since its employees did not cause the oil ...
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  • Woman Suffers TBI While Entering a Restaurant Obtains Settlement

    Posted By chaikinandsherman || 27-Oct-2008

    On November 10, 2005 at approximately 2:30 p.m., our client was entering the California Grill restaurant in Washington, D.C. when her foot got caught on a portion of the floor which was not level with the door threshold, causing her to fall. Her knees struck the floor and her body fell forward causing her head to strike a glass wall which was in the vestibule directly in front of her. The door and ...
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