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.
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?
A woman who fell in a convenience store has been awarded almost $2 million by a jury. According to reports, she was purchasing sodas before slipping and falling in water that had pooled in front of an ice bin. Injuries Sustained by the Accident The woman fell on her tailbone with her right hand outstretched. … Read more