Did you know? Crashes cause nearly 40 pct of spinal cord injuries

June 12th, 2013 - by DKRPA

An spinal cord injury is typically life-changing. Depending on the type of the injury, where it occurred, and the success of early treatment, such an injury can result in partial paralysis, paraplegia, or quadriplegia. Current statistics indicate that around 12,000 new spinal injuries occur in the U.S. each year and, over a lifetime, those catastrophic […]

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Florida man wins $1.3 million after slip-and-fall at Walmart

March 4th, 2013 - by DKRPA

Usually when we discuss incidents where a person slips and falls under negligent circumstances, a business or establishment fails, in some way, to make their customers aware of unsafe conditions. Maybe some spilled liquid is not cleaned up properly, or maybe an employee forgets to put out one of those yellow warning signs to alert […]

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Researchers propose modest changes to prevent nursing home falls

October 31st, 2012 - by DKRPA

A group of researchers has found an incredibly logical and obvious-sounding reason for why nursing home falls occur: it’s because the patient loses his or her balance. However, the reason as to why they lose their balance in the first place is a bit more complicated. First, the study: it may be hard to believe, […]

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Slip-and-falls are all too common in nursing homes

September 7th, 2012 - by DKRPA

Initially, you may hear of a slip-and-fall incident and think it something minor. Many Florida residents would just consider it an insignificant trip that causes a scrape or bruise, or maybe something a little more serious like a sprained joint. But the fact is that slip-and-fall incidents are far more serious that this initial judgment. […]

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Leaky roof prompts Walmart shopper to sue after slip and fall

May 31st, 2012 - by DKRPA

Three months ago, we brought you the story of a Walmart shopper who saw a large creature in the store — apparently being kept as a pet by store employees, who let it roam the premises seemingly unchecked — and injured herself after becoming startled by its presence. Walmart is under the microscope again after […]

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Importance of Medical Treatment After Injuries

May 17th, 2012 - by DKRPA

Regardless of whether you are involved in a traffic crash, slip and fall, or other type of personal injury, it is imperative to seek medical treatment as soon as possible following any injuries. In the event someone else is responsible for causing your injuries, you may have to file a claim against an insurance company […]

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Victimized in the accident, the woman is suing Walmart and her suit claims that the store failed to offer customers a safe shopping environment.

May 11th, 2012 - by DKRPA

A new report by the National Insurance Crime Bureau says that the number of “questionable” slip-and-fall claims (claims that may be fraudulent or debatable in nature) jumped 12% from 2010, when there were 1,944 claims, to 2011, which saw 2,168 claims. Of the five states that had the most questionable slip-and-fall claims during this time […]

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Lacking signage or warning, baseball fan slips on wet surface

April 26th, 2012 - by DKRPA

With construction complete on the Miami Marlins’ new $515 million baseball stadium and the season underway, many Palm Beach, Florida residents will make the hour-long trip south to catch a game in the swanky new complex. At a pretty penny, the stadium surely has some incredible amenities, fantastic sightlines and state-of-the-art facilities. Just because a […]

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Slip-and-fall victim gets $7.5 million from Starbucks

January 7th, 2012 - by DKRPA

Starbucks is a well-recognized brand with tens of thousands of locations across the nation. Plenty of Florida residents have stopped by on a hot day to grab an iced beverage, but few consider the dangers that are present just by stepping onto someone else’s property. Unfortunately for one man in San Diego, he slipped and […]

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