Ways to Prevent Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and fall accidents can happen any time of year. However, during the winter, slip and fall accidents occur more frequently. This is due to inclement weather causing slippery floors and walkways. According to the National Floor Safety Institute, falls account for over 8 million hospital emergency room visits, representing the leading cause of visits (21.3%). Slips and falls account for over 1 million visits, or 12% of total falls. These are just the number of people that go to a hospital emergency room. Think about the countless others who slip and fall, but aren’t hurt seriously enough to warrant a visit to the emergency room. Because this is such a common type of injury, it’s important to be on the lookout for things that might cause you to slip and fall. Wet Floors If Read More

Slip and Fall Incidents on the Rise During Winter Months

Slip and fall accidents happen when you least expect them. According to the National Safety Council, falls are one of the leading causes of unintentional injuries in the United States, accounting for approximately 8.9 million visits to emergency rooms each year. Read More

VIDEO – OPO Wins Fight for Concert Guest Injured During Slip and Fall Incident

A concert guest suffered serious injuries to her leg when she was on the grounds of a local amphitheater. We took the case to trial because the dangerous condition causing her injury could have easily and inexpensively been avoided. Inadequate lighting and an improper walkway for venue guests caused our client to fall off of a 3 foot ledge. She broke her leg so severely that it could ultimately result in her losing part of her leg. View the video below to see Managing Partner Susan Owen discuss the case: Read More