*Over 540,000 slip-fall injuries needing hospital care occur every year in North America.
*Slip and falls are the leading cause of death in the workplace.
*Slip and falls account for over 300,000 disabling injuries per year in North America.
*According to the CDC In 2005, more than 15,000 people over the age of 65 died as a result of a fall. Up from 7,700 a decade earlier.
It is the second leading cause of accidental death and disability after automobile accidents.
*Slip and falls account for over 20,000 fatalities per year in North America.
Under premises liability law, property owners and businesses have a duty to provide a safe environment. If they fail to do so, and someone is injured as a result, the property owner, through their insurance company, may be held liable for lost wages, physical pain and suffering, mental anguish, and benefits. Conditions which may give rise to a legal claim can include falling due to snow and ice, poor lighting, poorly installed or maintained carpeting, overly polished floors, spilled substances, falls created by building code violations or poor maintenance.
The information found on this website is for limited general information only. Specific cases should be evaluated through direct consultation with an attorney. Due to complexities of the law, do not attempt to evaluate your case on your own.
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