Are You Surprised by Any of These Slip and Fall Accident Facts?
At Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas we work with victims of premises liability accidents. We find that people are often surprised when they learn the facts about the average slip and fall accident. Keep reading to learn what we mean and then contact Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707 if you require a free legal consultation.
Slip and Fall Accidents Are the Most Common Cause of Visits to the ER
Would you believe that slip and fall cases are the most common reason that a person visits the emergency room at a hospital? In fact, they may up more than 21% of all ER admissions. This shows you just how common these injuries are and how serious they can be.
Slip and Fall Accidents Are Much More Common for One Gender
The Bureau of Labor Statistics studied the numbers of fatal slip and fall injuries at work by both men and women. Their study found that more than twice as many men died from the accidents related to slipping and falling. Overall, slip and fall accidents are the top cause of workers’ compensation claims and more than one-quarter of such claims result in at least 30 days of missed work.
Can You Guess How Many Seniors Over the Age of 65 Die from Falls Each Year?
According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 15,000 seniors aged 65 and over die each year from falls. The most common fall that results in death is a hip fracture because it often reduces a person’s mobility and overall health, but a senior can die from any type of fall and any type of injury.
Floors and Flooring Are Often the Cause of Slip and Fall Injuries
In some cases, a slip and fall accident is just that – an accident. In other instances it could be caused by a property owner not keeping their property in a safe condition. For example, floors and flooring directly cause or contribute to more than two million fall injuries every year – that is according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
A Person Who Suffers in a Slip and Fall Accident May Have Legal Recourse
Some people think that no one can get legal help if they slip and fall on the property of another party. Others believe that anyone who falls on a company’s floor can sue them and get millions of dollars. The truth is somewhere in between.
If a person slips and falls on the property of another person, and that fall was the result of the owner of the property not keeping it safe for people who were legally on their property, then the owner can be found responsible for damages. To learn if your case qualifies, contact Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707 for a free legal consultation.