Slips and Falls Leading Cause of Death & Injuries
Slip and Falls are the leading cause of death and injuries.
Don’t be a victim of negligence without compensation. When someone is injured due to slip and fall as a result of unsafe property or building conditions, they could have a right to make a claim for their damages against the owner of the property.
Numerous homeowners and business owners fail to secure an adequate level of liability insurance to cover the amount of any damages from an accident on their property.
Ideally, an accident report should be completed at the time of the incident noting what happened, who witnessed the accident and the conditions that caused the fall along with any other important information such as lighting. The necessity for a report is generally a store or business policy, rather than mandated by law. Slip and fall accidents are personal injury and are one type of fall-down accidents.
There are four types of slip and fall accidents:
- Trip-and-fall accidents, where there is a foreign object in the walking path.
- Stump-and-fall accidents, where there is an impediment in the walking surface.
- Step-and-fall accidents, where there is an unexpected failure or hole in the walking surface
- Slip-and-fall accidents, in which the interface of the shoe and the floor fails