Lakewood resident injured after slipping on magazines, falling down flight of steps

Magazines sprawled across a Lakewood resident’s front steps sent the homeowner falling down his steps and suffering multiple injuries, TLS has learned.

The homeowner was on his way to Daven at about 6:45 AM last week, when he slipped on wet magazines and tumbled down the stairs. He suffered a torn muscle, broken ribs and other injuries.

“He cannot walk, and is now stuck in bed,” his wife said. She said she hopes this will serve as an awareness to those delivering the magazines.

“They really need to be careful not to spray people’s steps like this – it’s a real danger.”


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  1. Sorry about your husband but don’t blame the people delivering the papers. Homeowners should bring them in and not leave them lying around the property. If you don’t want to receive the papers just call the weeklys and remove your name.

  2. Also please clean up your leaves. I slipped and fractured my knee and was impaired for over a year. Only this month could I begin to stand and walk unassisted and relatively without pain. Caused immense financial problems as well. Please clean up leaves and those tracherous spiky balls.

  3. It’s the courier’s fault!?
    Unless you just moved to Lakewood and/or never had magazines delivered to you before, it’s not like you don’t know they are delivered and that they will be lying near your front door. How about looking and bringing them in. How is it the courier’s fault!?
    But best wishes for a speedy recovery!

  4. According to Dina Demalchusah you should be able to sue the Magazine, the advertisers and the delivery guy.
    The question is if the printer can get sued as well.
    Please note that according to strict Halacha this remedy is not available unless the Dina demalchusa gets incorporated into Halacha, which it sometimes does.

  5. It seems to me that no one has the right to toss items of any kind on the property of another, without prior authorization. This includes all private property such as private steps, walkways and car windshields.

    It is the obligation of the ‘tosser’ to obtain such prior authorization, rather than that of the ‘tossee’ to request them to stop.

    Can’t imagine that halacha would condone creating a bor in another’s reshus hayachid.

  6. What about shoveling your sidewalk so that people can walk without having to resort to the streets (we know how dangerous that place is already!) & kids can have a safe place to wait at the bus stop?

  7. Strangely enough, the homeowner can probably be reimbursed for the medical fees etc through his own homeowners’s policy. (That’s if he doesn’t have an issue with the claim raising his premiums)

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