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Posted 1 year ago in Personal & Home Safety Podcasts by Larry Bodine  
Your Legal Duties to Trick-or-Treaters [WBBM News Radio]

iStock/Thinkstock With Halloween soon approaching, people are decorating their homes, preparing costumes and planning on giving sweets to trick-or-treaters. So, now is a good time to also think about preventing any lawsuits that could come knocking at your door. Lawyers.com Editor-in-Chief Larry Bodine speaks to John Cody of WBBM Newsradio (780 AM, 105.9 FM) in Chicago on ways to avoid legal liability on October 31. Remember to clear off your lawn, patch any holes in your sidewalks and put away …

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Posted 1 year ago in Podcasts Your Home & The Law by Larry Bodine  
Avoid the Halloween Nightmare of a Lawsuit [WBBM Radio]

  Before trick-or-treaters can leave you with the horror of a lawsuit, clean up your lawn and patch up your sidewalks. Lawyers.com Editor-in-Chief Larry Bodine shares tips like these in a WBBM (780 AM, 105.9 FM) Newsradio interview with John Cody in Chicago, Ill. They help the grown-ups get ready for Halloween. You don’t want children coming to your property at night, falling into holes and injuring themselves. They may be dressed as witches, ghosts or goblins but they are …

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Posted 1 year ago in Jury Awards Personal Injury by Sylvia Hsieh  
Woman Wins $725,000 for Slip-and-Fall on Public Sidewalk

A woman who slipped on a sidewalk riddled with pebbles won a $725,000 jury verdict against the owner of the building in front of that section of the sidewalk. Tammy Schoening, 52, was walking back to work after lunch with friends in downtown Eugene, Ore., when she turned around to respond to one of her friends. At that moment, she stepped on loose gravel and fell with her feet straight up in the air. She broke her wrist in the …

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Landlord Must Pay Tenant $1 Million for Icy Sidewalk

A tenant who fell on an icy sidewalk and broke her hip and shoulder won a $1 million jury award for her injuries, lost wages from missing work and other expenses. The 59-year-old woman, who did not want her name to be reported, was leaving for work at 7 a.m. on March 1, 2010 in North Bergen, N.J., when she slipped on ice at the bottom of the building’s front steps. She fractured her hip and needed surgery to install …

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Posted 2 years ago in Editors Picks Jury Awards Personal Injury by Sylvia Hsieh  
Walmart Customer Falls on Gatorade Sign, Wins $1.3M

A Walmart customer who slipped on a fallen Gatorade sign won a $1.3 million verdict for his injuries. Tom Papakalodoukas, a 41-year-old Florida resident, was carrying a water bottle while shopping at a Walmart in Port St. Lucie, Fla., when he stepped on a Gatorade sign that had fallen off a display. He took a violent spill, tearing a tendon in his right bicep. Papakalodoukas underwent three surgeries and had to get an Achilles tendon from cadaver tissue inserted in …

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