The X Factor’s Paula Abdul will have to pay out $900,000 after a woman slipped and fell on her driveway. According to TMZ, the woman sued Abdul in 2009 saying she took a bad fall while at Abdul’s house filming the reality show, “Hey Paula.” Abdul agreed to pay the woman for the damages she suffered. The woman also sued the production company and they settled for $100,000.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 1 million people are injured in slip-and-fall accidents every year. Over 17,000 people die from slip-and-fall-related injuries and the remaining victims often end up suffering serious injuries. Although many of these accidents happen at the workplace, they can also occur at other locations such as restaurants, parking lots, bus stops, public sidewalks, and homes, etc.
According to New York law, property owners are responsible for making sure their premises are safe. This includes cleaning up any spills, clearing any debris and fixing and hazardous situations on their property. Government agencies may be responsible for making sure that sidewalks and roadways are reasonably safe. Homeowners may be held liable if someone, such as a deliveryman, slips and falls on their property.
Injuries that result from a slip-and-fall can be minor, moderate, serious or even catastrophic. Broken bones, back injuries, head trauma, herniated discs, sprains and strains are examples of some injuries that may occur as the result of a slip-and-fall accident. If you were involved in a slip-and-fall or a trip-and-fall accident due to the property owner’s negligence, you can seek compensation for damages including, but not limited to, medical expenses, lost wages and benefits, hospitalization, rehabilitative treatments, surgeries, past and future pain and suffering, etc.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accident, the experienced New York Personal Injury lawyers with the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm can help you better understand your legal rights and options. One of our clients was able to obtain a $1,700,000 settlement after she slipped on a wet floor, herniated a disk in her back, and tore cartilage in her knee. Please contact us at 1-800-WORK-4-YOU (1-800-967-5496). We can also help with personal injury cases in New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, or Florida. If you have been seriously injured in any of the 50 U.S. states, please call us and we will try to help you with your case.
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