Many of these injuries could have been easily prevented. It is your duty to salt and sand icy conditions and walking paths. If you own your own property and are expecting customers or guests, you should take steps to make sure your walkways are clear of ice.
Minnesota Winters cause many of us to slip and fall. Some of these falls lead to serious injuries.
It is not only the snow and ice that we must contend with. Sometimes we encounter slippery or dangerous conditions in the retail stores we shop in. Spilled fluids or misplaced products and tools can lead to life changing injuries.
Denny's settled a slip-and-fall case, but the source of trouble at a Coon Rapids restaurant remains.
Much has changed since Barbara Anderson slipped on some ice two years ago in the parking lot of a Denny's restaurant in Coon Rapids. But one thing is the same: The downspout from the roof of the Denny's still empties into the handicapped parking space, creating what one safety consultant called a "freezing lake effect" that left Anderson flat on her back and screaming in pain.
Wendy Kihlstadius, whose son died after falling off an inflatable obstacle course, says the school district, rental company and manufacturer are at fault.
Eighteen-year-old Seth Kihlstadius died May 21, 2004, after suffering a fatal head injury at a post-prom party. The injury occurred when Kihlstadius flipped off the top of an inflatable obstacle course and landed on his head. The student's mother filed a lawsuit saying the Lake Superior school district did not provided adequate training for parents who were supervising the device.
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