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Fall injuries are serious matters. Many of us have been conditioned to think otherwise. We may think of the proverbial person walking into a courtroom with a fake neck brace. This was an effective comedy tactic. It’s also something that people in general need to put out of their minds when they think about fall accidents. Every San Diego slip and fall attorney who has represented clients for any period of time can remember several terrible stories of permanent injuries or even fatalities resulting from falls. That’s why people need to know more about the seriousness of fall accidents, how often they occur, the harm they cause and other facts. The San Diego personal injury lawyers at Gomez Trial Attorneys would like to present you with 20 important statistics regarding fall injuries.
The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, tracks data that relates to several different ways in which people can suffer harm. One of them involves fall accidents. Below you’ll find 10 statistics relating to fall accidents that occur in the United States. These statistics deal with fall accidents suffered by Americans who are 65 years old or older:
Those who would like to review the entire breakdown can find it here. When breaking down the statistics further, the following information is revealed:
These are clearly surprising statistics for many people who may assume that fall injuries are relatively rare. As stated above, these incidents cause serious injuries and lead to a tremendous amount of economic loss.
The National Floor Safety Institute, or the NFSI, also tracks data relating to fall accidents and fall injuries. The NFSI was founded in 1997. It is a non-profit organization. According to its Web site, its mission is to aid in the prevention of slips, trips and falls through education, research and standards development. Below you’ll find 10 statistics relating to fall accidents affecting people of all ages that are provided by the NFSI:
Those who would like to see all of the data can find it here. As can be seen, falls are dangerous for people of all ages. These accidents are a constant risk in the workplace but even people’s own homes are far from safe from these terrible accidents.
If you or someone you love slips and falls while on someone else’s property, there are certain steps you should keep in mind:
Ultimately, what you need to do is have your situation thoroughly reviewed by a San Diego slip and fall attorney. Slip and fall accidents are complicated matters that require several different layers of analysis before a proper course of action can be defined. In addition, an attorney can help you identify all of your losses, including those that are financial and intangible in nature, both now and in the future. All of these losses need to be accounted for properly so that you can be made whole with a successful legal claim.
If you face this situation, seek the help of a San Diego personal injury lawyer who understands what it takes to stand up for the rights of injured clients. Contact Gomez Trial Attorneys today for a free case evaluation.
John Gomez founded the firm alone in 2005. Today, John acts as President and Lead Trial Attorney. He has been voted by his peers as a top ten San Diego litigator in three separate fields: Personal Injury, Insurance and Corporate Litigation. Since 2000, he has recovered over $800 million in settlements and verdicts for his clients with more than 160 separate recoveries of one million dollars or more. A prolific trial lawyer, John has tried to jury verdict more than 60 separate cases.
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