Preventable falls due to unsafe or poorly maintained premises impact thousands of people every year. If you fell on snow or ice, from a scaffold or ladder while on the job, or because a parking lot or sidewalk was not properly maintained, your injuries may be serious.
Unfortunately, people suffer injuries caused by preventable falls every day in shopping malls, super markets, parking lots, apartment complexes, and even in the workplace. When preventable falls happen, you need an experienced North Carolina Personal Injury team that will fight hard to protect your rights and hold negligent property owners accountable.
If you or a loved one suffered serious injuries from a fall that was caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to financial compensation.
The Facts Are:
Injuries from falls are a widespread public safety problem. In fact, falls were the leading cause of visits to Emergency Rooms nationwide in 2013, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Research indicates that young children and older adults are at highest risk of suffering serious injuries due to a fall, but no matter your age or level of health, the consequences of a Slip & Fall can be devastating.
Here are some additional statistics about the dangers of Slip & Fall accidents:
- According to the Centers for Disease Control, one out of every five falls results in serious injury.
- Falls are the leading cause of Traumatic Brain Injuries, accounting for over 40% of new TBI cases every year.
- Falls are the second leading cause of accidental fatal injuries worldwide, behind only road traffic accidents.
Slip and fall accidents can result in a wide range of catastrophic injuries including:
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Broken or fractured bones
- Nerve damage
Property owners have a responsibility to keep their premises free from hazardous or dangerous conditions. If your fall was caused by an icy, wet, or poorly maintained premises, contact Henson Fuerst right away.