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Top Slip and Fall Facts

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  1. Number of falls

    According to the Centers for Disease Control, about 1 million Americans suffer a slip and fall injury each year, and there are about 10,000 deaths per year in the U.S. due to injuries from slip and fall accidents.  Most of these injuries happen to persons under the age of 65, but in older persons, the injuries are much more severe and usually led to a reduced quality of life.

  2. The five most common injuries from falls are:

    • Broken bones
    • Knee and elbow injuries
    • Cuts and bruises
    • Neck, back, and/or spine injuries
    • Concussion

  3. Basis of slip and fall liability

    Slip and fall liability is a premises liability claim.  This means that the owner of the property is liable for accidents caused by his or her negligence for failing to maintain the property in a safe manner

  4. Causes of slips and falls

    There are many reasons that a landowner could be liable for a slip and fall, but the most common types of conditions that cause slips and falls are wet or greasy liquids or food on floors and uneven sidewalks.

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  5. How to reduce the risk of falls

    The Mayo Clinic has an excellent list of ideas on how to reduce your risk of falling, such as making sure areas are well-lit, reducing clutter on the floor, and having the correct eyeglasses prescription.

  6. Fall checkup quiz for elderly people

    The National Council on Aging has a handy checklist to determine an elderly person’s risk of falls.  To perform the checkup and take their quiz, click here.

    If you have any questions with slip and fall accidents, contact a Personal Injury Attorney Las Vegas at Hinds Injury Law Las Vegas for a free consultation. 

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