Slip and fall accidents might occur at any time and location. The injuries sustained from these incidents can range from minor lacerations and bumps to more severe trauma to the brain and spinal cord. According to research conducted by the National Safety Council, slip and fall incidents account for an average of 44,000 deaths annually in the United States, making them the second largest cause of incidental death in the country.
2. Parking Lot & Garage – some of the things that might cause people to fall are cracked pavement, inadequate illumination, and hazardous railings. Pedestrian ramps and stairways that are defectively constructed or destroyed also provide a risk, as can goods that have been abandoned in the parking lots.
3. Public Areas – Accidents involving slipping and falling can also be caused by differing environmental conditions in public locations, such as parks and plazas.
The following are some examples of environmental slip and fall hazards:
Transitions in flooring, the process of transitioning from one type of flooring to another
4. Office and Commercial Buildings – Slip and fall hazards abound in commercial buildings, including poorly maintained restrooms, broken escalators, elevators, stairs, poorly lit parking lots, and places with damaged or worn flooring. These tragedies can also occur on faulty stairways and ladders within structures for the reasons below:
The elderly are particularly vulnerable to injury caused by slip-and-fall accidents. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, falls are the top cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries among the elderly (CDC). Around half to three-quarters of nursing home patients experience a fall yearly. Fall prevention begins with education. Therefore seniors and their caregivers must understand the most prevalent risk factors and solutions to avoid falls. As a result of a fall, many people suffer from the following common injuries.
Serious or lasting injuries, incapacity, expensive medical expenditures, and even death can result from unintentional falls. The attorneys at Gosuits are here to assist if you, a relative, or a friend is a victim of slip-and-fall that occurred on someone else’s property due to the owner’s failure to provide a safe environment.
Our slip-and-fall accident lawyers will explain your legal options, file the necessary paperwork, investigate the incident, and negotiate reasonable compensation to cover your damages. If you call our office, we can have one of our skilled attorneys meet with you for a free consultation to go over the specifics of your accident and give you a ballpark figure for how much your case might be worth.
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