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Slip & Fall Accidents
Slip and Fall Accident Facts
Every day, nearly 2,000 people in the United States visit emergency rooms for injuries related to a slip-and-fall accident. If you have ever been tempted to think about slip-and-fall accidents as simply minor mishaps, think again! The facts about slip-and-fall tell a different story. Slip and Fall Accident Facts The workplace is one of the … Read more
Slip And Fall Injuries Increase In Winter Months
It is an undeniable fact that people have more accidents in winter, particularly slip-and-fall accidents. After all, icy sidewalks and steps, slushy entryways to businesses, and slippery driveways all cause their share of slip-and-fall trauma. How can you protect yourself during the winter months and what should you do if you experience a slip or … Read more
The Connection Between Slip And Fall And TBI
Every year, millions of people are taken to emergency rooms across the country due to slip, trip and fall accidents. In fact, in a recent publication by the Centers for Disease Control, unintentional falls accounted for an incredible 91.8 percent of injury-related ER visits. By comparison, vehicle crashes accounted for only 7.8 percent. Of course, not … Read more
Slip, Trip And Fall Hazards Increase In Winter Months
Slip. trip and fall accidents are some of the most common types of personal injury accidents and occur more frequently during the winter months than during other times of the year. With a bit of knowledge and attention, you can reduce your risk of a serious slip-and-fall accident and the subsequent pain, suffering, and financial … Read more
Slip and Fall and TBI: How They Connect
Traumatic Brain Injury, or TBI, remains one of the most costly and serious types of personal injury. However, many people assume that deadly TBIs occur in things like vehicle accidents or from violence such as a gunshot wound or assault with a blunt object. In reality, slip and fall accidents account for about half of … Read more
Don’t Slip and Fall this Fall!
Slip-and-fall accidents are often dismissed as being “not as serious” as vehicle crashes, but the truth is that many people are injured and die in falls each year. In fact, while about 1.35 million people die in car crashes each year worldwide, about half that number, or 684,000, die in falls each year. This makes falls one of the leading causes of accidental death worldwide.
The Facts About Slip and Fall Cases
Many people misunderstand the terminology of “slip and fall” cases and, as a result, often mistakenly believe that these accidents are relatively minor and not worthy of legal action. The fact is that many slip and fall cases cause serious, significant, and life-changing injuries and should be dealt with as seriously as a vehicle or workplace accident.
Why Slip and Fall Accidents Can Be So Serious
Many people think of a slip and fall accident as something relatively minor. They believe that while you may get a few bumps and bruises, slipping or tripping and falling happens to most people and usually results in minor injuries. In fact, some of the most dangerous types of accidents involve slip and fall, and many of these incidents result in serious, long-term injury. Even worse, many victims of slip and fall accidents feel that they should not talk about their injuries for fear of not being taken seriously.
The Truth About Slip and Fall Injuries
Slip and fall injuries are the leading cause of emergency room visits in the United States, making them one of the most common types of personal injury accidents. What constitutes a “slip and fall,” and how are these cases handled by personal injury attorneys seeking compensation for their clients?