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Everything You Need to Know About a Slip and Fall Accident

Everything You Need to Know About a Slip and Fall Accident

Did you know that falls are the second leading cause of accidental injury deaths worldwide? That’s right – and while not every fall accident is fatal, you can still suffer serious injuries and will often be entitled to compensation. If you’ve suffered a fall and aren’t sure what to do next, this article is for you. Keep reading for everything you need to know about slip and fall accidents. You’ll Need to Fill out an Accident Report Immediately after your fall, you’ll probably be asked to fill out an accident report by the owner of the property where you fell. It’s important to fill this out correctly, noting down all important details. For example, if you fell because of wet flooring or a loose cable, you should be sure to include this in your report. Since an accident report is so crucial when it comes to seeking compensation, you should always report falls to the property owner or appropriate person as soon as they happen – or you won’t have a report to fill in. You Could Be Eligible for Compensation Slip and fall accidents can affect your life in a variety of ways, so the type of compensation you fight for will vary from case to case. For most injuries, you’ll be able to claim for medical bills, pain and suffering, and out-of-pocket expenses incurred as a result of your injury. If you had to take time off work because of your injury, you could also claim for lost wages. Be sure to speak with an experienced attorney to ensure you get everything you’re entitled to. Liability Usually Rests With...

Liability Waiver Saves LA Fitness from Personal Injury Lawsuit

Going to the gym is nothing new, but being active has been a trend for a few years now. Some will jog or use their own treadmill to stay active, but most will frequent gyms like LA Fitness. The great thing about gyms like these is the option to work out with a personal trainer. However, for every membership, there are pages of legal paperwork that you have to sign. Usually, we think just to skip over this and sign away, but this is exactly what caused Patricia Evans to lose her personal injury case against LA Fitness. When signing up for a membership, the legal work normally includes documents like membership agreement, personal training agreement, and a release of liability. The release of liability page states something along the lines of acknowledging that you read the terms and assumption of risk. No business ever wants someone to get hurt on their premises, but they still need to have an action plan in case something does happen and in this case, it was their release of liability. While working out with her personal trainer, Evans fell while she was sprinting and performing “suicide runs.” Evans fractured both of her wrists after trying to catch herself from her fall, which also resulted in nerve damage after the healing. Evans claims that she fell after her trainer continued to tell her to go faster. However, one of the biggest holes in her case was that she was not forced to exercise and when exercising it is at her own risk. In this case, the wording would have also been crucial to her...

Jail and Bail Event Continues To Raise Money To Fight Cancer

David W. Singer & Associates partnered with The American Cancer Society to organize the annual Jail and Bail fundraising event in Broward County, Florida. This event is held to support the fight against cancer and has been going strong for over 20 years and has raised close to $3 million to help the cause.This year’s event was covered by Eye On South Florida, watch some highlights from the event...

Theme Park Safety Tips

Theme parks are a great way to have fun as a family. There are rides that are suitable for everyone’s comfort level, delicious foods, and fun activities like parades and live shows. We’ve compiled a list of safety tips to keep in mind for your next theme park vacation to avoid any serious injuries and make for a memorable trip! 1. Wear Sunscreen When walking around all day in a huge theme park, it’s important to apply sunscreen 20 minutes before arriving, and reapply regularly. No one wants to deal with a stinging, itchy sunburn on their vacation. Set a timer on your phone to help you easily remember when it’s time to reapply.   2. Stay hydrated It’s important to keep yourself hydrated to avoid serious health issues that could wind up ruining your family vacation. Symptoms of dehydration can include dry mouth, dizziness, headaches, and confusion. To avoid these complications, have each member of your family or group carry a reusable water bottle and refill at water fountains often. You can even get a nifty one with a strap for hands-free fun!   3. Keep your health in mind If you have a known condition that could be agitated by intense rides, know your limits. If you’re prone to motion sickness or have high blood pressure, heart, back or neck pain, inner ear infections, or experience Claustrophobia, some theme park rides can present a health risk. Some roller coasters involve sudden turns or flips, fast speeds, and safety restraints that can agitate conditions. Roller coasters are also not recommended for women who are pregnant. If you have an...

David Singer and Associates, P.A. Makes Holiday Visit to Children’s Hospital

Nothing helps to build the holiday spirit like spending time with the deserving children at the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital in Hollywood, FL, and that’s where David Singer and some of the staff of David w. Singer and Associates, P.A. spent the day recently. Each year, members of the firm take time out of their schedule to bring holiday cheer to children at the hospital. This year, the kids got the chance to see a magic show and they were also treated to a visit from Santa and his elves. David Singer personally visited with each child and went to the rooms of the children that could not attend the event. Also, no child went away empty handed: they each received a toy. The Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital is one of the nation’s leading pediatric care facilities. The hospital treats minor illnesses, trauma injuries, and complex medical conditions. The hospital has 204 beds in a kid-friendly environment where the “Power of Play” is an important part of...