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Slip & Fall

Winter Pedestrian Safety: Avoid Slips

Published on December 15, 2016 • Last updated December 6, 2021 by Ken Christensen
Topics: Being Safe in Utah (General Safety), Pedestrian Accidents, Slip & Fall

Utah may look like a winter wonderland, but the icy conditions can make walking dangerous. Slips and falls become more frequent and more dangerous during the colder months, so it is important to emphasize winter pedestrian safety. At Christensen & Hymas, we often see how slips and falls result in serious injuries. While helping accident victims recover their…

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What to Do After a Slip and Fall Accident

Published on January 21, 2016 • Last updated December 6, 2021 by Ken Christensen
Topics: Being Safe in Utah (General Safety), Slip & Fall

In the middle of the winter, walking outside can be a dangerous game, especially in Utah. As temperatures plunge below freezing and snow piles up, the chances of a slip and fall accident on sidewalks, in parking lots, or any place outdoors increase dramatically. These falls can cause serious injury and, in many cases, could have been…

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I Slipped and Fell; Do I Have a Personal Injury Case?

Published on September 30, 2013 • Last updated December 6, 2021 by Ken Christensen
Topics: Slip & Fall

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, recorded more than 200,000 business-related slip and fall cases in 2009. Businesses are required by OSHA to maintain clean and dry floors as well as maintain the premises as one  in a state of good repair. The floors must be free from protruding parts, debris and clutter. These…

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The Lure of Climbing

Published on June 14, 2013 • Last updated December 6, 2021 by Ken Christensen
Topics: Slip & Fall

Miley Cyrus’ song entitled “Climb” describes the act of climbing as an uphill battle involving a possibility of losing. According to the song, it’s not how fast one can accomplish it or what is waiting on the other side or at the top – it is merely the joy of climbing. Miley sings about taking…

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If They Jumped Off a Cliff Would You?

Published on May 17, 2013 • Last updated December 6, 2021 by Ken Christensen
Topics: Slip & Fall

The famous line against peer pressure, “if everyone jumped off a cliff would you?” points to the ridiculousness of following the crowd. This summer however lots of people will be jumping off the cliff. Rappelling is a popular summer activity for the adventurous in Utah’s national parks. Stewart Green, a blogger on rappelling described it…

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5 Strategies for Surviving a Long Fall

Published on April 11, 2013 • Last updated December 6, 2021 by Ken Christensen
Topics: Slip & Fall

“It’d make great video if I, like, fell…rolled down the hill…on these rocks…that’d be cool.” These were the facetious words of a hiker on the “Y” just before he fulfilled his own sarcastic prophecy and took a tumble down the mountainside.  At least, that’s the idea we get from the title of the video—“Slip and…

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5 Brain Injury Recovery Stories

Published on March 14, 2013 • Last updated December 6, 2021 by Ken Christensen
Topics: Brain Injuries, Slip & Fall

The Brain Injury Association of America estimates that 5.3 million Americans live with mild to severe brain injury.  These injuries exact a toll of $76.5 billion each year in the U.S.  While 75% are classified as mild, other survivors experience difficulty returning to even the simplest tasks of self-maintenance.  Brain injury recovery is different for…

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6 Risk Factors in Ladder-Related Injuries

Published on March 6, 2013 • Last updated December 6, 2021 by Ken Christensen
Topics: Fatal Accidents, Slip & Fall, Wrongful Death

For over 10,000 years, the ladder has been helping mankind attain to greater heights, both literally and figuratively.  Thanks to our runged servant, advanced construction, agriculture, and the retrieval of cats from trees have been made possible.  For the most part, they have served us well over the millennia.  However, although ladders are a safe…

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