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Statistics And Facts About Slip And Fall Injuries

Whether at work, walking down the street or sidewalk, or in your favorite local store, slip and fall injuries can happen at any time. Every year, over 1 million Americans suffer an injury from a slip and fall, and these accidents are responsible for millions in damages. With the help of a personal injury lawyer, Florida residents who suffer from a slip and fall accident can recoup their losses from the negligent parties who have allowed the hazardous conditions to remain causing the accident.

Elevated Versus Same-Level Falls

When it comes to slip and fall accidents, there are two major types – elevated falls and same-level falls. Elevated falls occur when a person slips and falls from a distance or a height to the ground, and same level falls are falls where a person falls on seemingly level ground. More than 60% of all slip and fall related injuries are the result of same-level falls, but most serious injuries or death are the result of elevated falls.

Over 60% of elevated falls happen at a height of less than 10 feet, and it’s these types of falls that cause the most serious and costly injuries. Around 30% of people who are involved in a slip and fall accident will receive moderate to severe injuries, including traumatic brain injuries, and these are most often caused by falls of the elevated type. That is not to say, however, that same-level slip and fall injuries cannot also result in serious injury, they’re just more common in elevated accidents.

The costs associated with slip and fall injuries are more than just the medical costs incurred from injuries. On average, a person will lose around 11 days of work after suffering injuries from a slip and fall, which means they’re also losing 11 days worth of wages to keep families afloat, pay bills, and cover injury costs. In cases of severe fractures or severe traumatic brain injuries, a person can expect to lose more work time and rack up more medical costs.

Compensation For Slip And Fall Injuries

If your slip and fall accident was caused by someone else’s negligence, you can have the peace of mind that your damages are covered. Pursing a personal injury lawsuit with a Florida personal injury lawyer can help you to recoup lost work wages, pain and suffering damages, future medical costs, and current medical damages. With the help of a Florida personal injury lawyer, you’ll be able to collect evidence and determine your likelihood of winning your case and receiving a settlement, giving you a way to recuperate from your injuries more easily and without all the stress of the costs your accident incurred.

Whether you slip and fall due to a hazard at work, in the street, or at your favorite store, enlist the help of a Florida personal injury lawyer to get your case organized and ready to pursue a settlement. With our help at, your slip and fall and subsequent injury doesn’t have to be such a stressful and uncertain experience.

During his time as a public attorney for the State of Florida, Bernard Walsh developed a passion for defending the legal rights of Florida's citizens. Having seen many people being taken advantage of after being injured and the financial harm that can cause for families he committed himself fully to helping injured clients get justice, by fighting to make greedy insurance companies pay what they owe.

Statistics And Facts About Slip And Fall Injuries

Goldman Babboni Fernandez
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