Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents – Infographic
Slip and fall accidents are some of the most common causes of injury in the United States. Every year, more than one million people go to the emergency room with injuries sustained in a slip and fall accident. Slips, trips, and falls cause 15 percent of all accidental deaths – second only to motor vehicle accidents.
While one’s own carelessness can cause a slip and fall accident, many incidents are due to the negligence of the business or property owner. The most common causes of slips and falls include debris-strewn floors, unsafe stairs, snow- or ice-covered walkways, uneven or cracked pavement, torn carpeting, poorly lit walkways, wet or slippery floors, and untidy housekeeping.
A slip and fall accident can cause serious and disabling injuries, leaving you with mounting medical bills and months or years of recovery ahead. Injuries may leave you unable to work and out of a paycheck. You may also experience emotional distress and loss of enjoyment of life.
The personal injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Harold J. Gerr offer this infographic that provides general information about slip and fall accidents. A successful slip and fall claim starts with understanding your legal rights and responsibilities.
If you were seriously injured in a slip and fall accident that was not your fault, you may have a valid legal claim and may be entitled to recover damages for the pain and suffering experienced. Our New Jersey slip and fall lawyers will work to help you obtain the financial compensation you deserve. Contact us online or call us today at 732-537-8570 to discuss your case, review your options, and answer any questions you may have.