Slip and Fall Injuries
Annual Injuries from Falling
Every year over a million people in the United States sustain injuries due to falling. The CDC estimates that the annual medical cost for nonfatal fall injuries is over $28 billion dollars.
Who’s at fault when a slip and fall accident takes place?
Business and property owners are at fault when negligence or an existing hazard causes a slip and fall accident. Some of the causes include torn carpeting, poor lighting, a hole in a walkway, defective flooring, failing to mark a wet floor, uneven steps, a lack of hand rails, and tripping over an object when it could have been placed in a safe location.
Slip and fall injuries can create long-term problems and disability:
Slip and fall injuries can make it hard to live alone, and increase the risk of an early death. The traumatic experience of a slip and fall injury can also have long-term psychological implications, including a fear of falling which leads to decreased mobility, physical fitness, and overall quality of life.
According to the Department of Labor 49.7 million people have a disability, and roughly two thirds of them are severely disabled. Whether you need money for medical bills or long-term compensation, our personal injury lawyers will work vigorously to get the victim and their family the money they deserve.