Facts about Slips, Trips, and Falls
Facts/Stats about Slips, Trips and Falls. Awareness is an essential part of prevention for all STF.
Shoes with low heels and slip-resistant soles offer traction to prevent unnecessary falls. When shoes are comfortable and easy to get on and off, they provide optimal support. Learn more about fall prevention in this infographic from an assisted living center in Northern California.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury in a slip and fall accident, you may be able to file a claim to try to collect compensation. NYC Personal injury attorney David Kapelman can review and help you understand your legal options. You can reach us by calling (212) 563-2010 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss a slip, trip and fall case. #slipandfalllawyernyc | http://www.kapelmanlaw.com/
Nearly one pedestrian injury occurs in the U.S. every 7 minutes. Product liability cases have the second-highest median damage awards in all personal injury cases, at $300,000. Over 17,000 slip and fall accidents (also known as premises liability accidents) occur every year. The NSC estimates some 35,200 auto-related deaths occurred in 2013.
Statistics show that slips, trips and falls are the most frequent accidents leading to personal injury. Many accidents occur each year because of poorly maintained sidewalks. This includes raised sidewalks and cracked or broken concrete. Property owners can be held liable for injuries caused by poorly maintained walkways and cost HOAs big dollars in damage awards for past and future medical expenses, lost wages... MORE: http://www.carassoconstruction.com/pedestrians-vs-concrete-hoa-loss/
Whoops! You just lost your balance and tried to maintain it. In a matter of seconds you’ve just attempted to do the impossible by regaining your balance on the slippery ice. Despite your best efforts, you’re no figure skater, and you’ve injured yourself. It’s the start of some unexpected worry and expense. On reflection, you feel that you may be entitled to compensation for your injury. The question is: Who’s responsible for your fall?