Most slip-and-fall accidents are caused by objects on the ground that trip someone, poor lighting in an area like a stairwell, or walkways in poor repair. During the winter, weather plays a large part in creating unsafe conditions. Falling rain, sleet, and snow often result in wet and slippery sidewalks. These conditions can make reasonably safe areas quite treacherous, and when combined with poor lighting or cracked sidewalks, present an even greater danger for pedestrians. Read the rest »
Sports fans flock to Seattle stadiums like CenturyLink Field and Safeco Field every year to watch their favorite teams play. But sometimes, the action doesn’t stay on the field—particularly when a fan gets hurt in a slip-and-fall (or trip-and-fall) somewhere in the stadium. Read the rest »
The winter months are fast approaching in Seattle and ‘tis the season for slip and falls involving snow and ice. During these months, patches of ice can quickly form on cold cement, and piles of snow can quickly crowd out sidewalks, making them quite dangerous. If you slip and fall, it can lead to injuries such as cuts and bruises, broken bones, or worse. This can ruin anyone’s holidays, and it’s natural to be angry and wonder who’s to blame. The experienced Seattle personal injury lawyers at Hardwick & Pendergast P.S. can help you find out who that is.
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Winter is approaching, and with it in the Seattle area is the arrival of the rainy season. With so much rain coming our way, it means there will be plenty of wet sidewalks and floors and, on the coldest days, the potential for ice as well. That means the danger of slipping and falling increases as well.
A slip and fall, sometimes referred to as a trip and fall, is a personal injury claim that arises from, as the name implies, someone slipping and falling. Such cases are generally based on the premise that the property owner or manager was negligent in allowing a dangerous condition to exist that caused the fall.
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