A slip trip or fall accident can occur anytime, anywhere – causing serious injury or even death. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), one of five falls causes a serious head injury or broken bone, with over 800,00 people are hospitalized each year because of a fall injury.
The National Safety Council reports that falls are the third leading cause of unintentional death in the U.S., accounting for nearly 32,000 fatalities in 2014.
Falls are usually preventable, with common locations including doorways, ramps, uneven surfaces, ladders and stairs. More often than not, a slip-and-fall accident occurs because the owner, manager, operator or renter of a commercial or residential property ignored a dangerous situation on his or her property. As a result, someone has a slip-and-fall accident that causes a serious injury or even death.
At CaseyGerry, we have specialized in personal injury law for more than 70 years and have helped numerous fall victims and their families cope with debilitating loss. For more information or a consultation on your case please contact us.