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There are many reasons. Sometimes it’s the fault of the person walking, but negligence may be the cause in a public area that’s the responsibility of another party. Most falls don’t cause serious injuries though there’s a risk that a fall may result in broken bones or a traumatic brain injury. They could potentially lead to chronic physical limitations and long-term changes in a person’s personality, intellectual or emotional abilities.
These types of accidents are common, but it can be challenging to find a profitable case where there is strong evidence for the plaintiff and enough damages to make the case worthwhile. If your firm wants to attract more, better slip and fall cases, ZeroRisk Cases® can help.
What causes people to fall?
A fall is more likely to happen when:
- Floors are wet or recently polished
- Poor lighting
- Rugs or carpets aren’t secured or torn
- The person is reaching up or going downstairs
- The person is in a rush
Those who are older have a higher risk of falls and more severe injuries. They may have balance problems, muscle weakness, poor vision, and headaches or use medications, which may cause dizziness and a brief loss of consciousness.
How much harm is caused by falls?
According to the National Flooring Safety Institute:
- Floors and flooring contribute directly to more than 2 million fall injuries annually, reports the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
- While all fall fatalities are nearly the same for men and women, more women slip and fall
- Falls are the cause for more than 8 million hospital emergency room visits, making it the top cause of visits (21.3%). Slips and falls cause more than a million visits, or 12% of total falls
- Of all fractures from falls, hip fractures are the most serious and lead to the most health problems and deaths
- Of all deaths linked to falls, 60% involve people 75 years old or older
- Injuries due to falls cause 40% of all nursing home admissions and are the sixth leading cause of death among people 70 and older
- Every year 30% of those older than 65 will fall, 10% of falls will cause a serious injury, according to the National Institute on Aging (NIA)
- 85% of worker’s compensation claims result from employees slipping on slick floors
What should you do after a fall?
After a fall, according to the NIA, you should:
- Stay calm and relax
- Stay still on the floor or ground for a few moments
- Decide if you are injured before getting up. Doing so too quickly or in the wrong way could aggravate your injury
- The safest way, generally, to get up without help is to roll over from your back onto your side, rest, slowly get up on your hands and knees and crawl to a chair or sofa
- Put your hands on the chair seat. Slide a foot forward so it’s flat on the floor. Keep the other leg bent, so your other knee is on the floor. Slowly rise, turn your body and sit in the chair
- If you are hurt or can’t get up by yourself, ask for help or call 911. If you are alone, try to make yourself comfortable and wait for help to arrive
What’s the best way to get more and better slip and fall cases for your firm?
How do you compete against other firms to get quality, profitable slip and fall cases? You hire ZeroRisk Cases®. Avoid all these hassles and budget-busting marketing and advertising. Connect to potential clients ready, willing, and able to retain your services. We use our energy and expertise to obtain the highest quality leads for our clients. We use highly sophisticated marketing and advertising campaigns, so you won’t have to.
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