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Facts About Slip and Fall Accidents

According to the National Safety Council (NSC), an estimated 25,000 people fall victims to slip and fall accidents everyday.  Some slip and falls cause only minor injuries, such as bruises, however many slip and fall injuries can be quite serious and costly.  Common injuries include fractures, torn ligaments, spinal injuries, concussions and other forms of traumatic brain injury. These injuries may require emergency medical services, hospitalization, surgery, doctor’s visits, physical therapy, and rehabilitation.  For elderly people, slip and fall injuries often mean moving into a nursing home or other care facility and sometimes they are never able to go home and care for themselves.  If your slip and fall accident was caused by negligence or a dangerous condition in a public place, you deserve compensation for your injuries from the responsible party.  Call a Coweta County accident attorney to help with your financial recovery.

 

The average cost of treating a slip and fall injury is estimated to be $12,000 per accident.  The NSC reports that slip and fall accidents cost approximately $3.5 millions dollars each hour of each day.  Slip and Falls are the number one reason behind accidents in restaurants, grocery stores, hotels, and other public buildings.  The average restaurant reports 3-9 slip and falls every year.  Slip and falls are by far the primary cause of employee and guest injuries in grocery stores spend nearly $450 million annually to reimburse slip and fall victims.

 

Slip and fall accidents also frequently occur in the workplace.  Compensation for employees who slip and fall is over $70 billion per year.  Workplace slip and fall injuries are often very serious, as well.  In fact, nearly one fourth of workplace slip and fall injuries cause victims to miss at least 31 days of work.  On top of medical expenses, you could lose wages due to your accident.  You and your family could take a serious financial hit due to a slip and fall.

 

If you slipped and fell because of dangerous floor conditions or because property owners or managers were negligent, you are entitled to reimbursement for any losses you have suffered.  Call the Law Offices of Shane Smith at (770) 487-8999 to sshedule a free consultation with an experienced Coweta County slip and fall attorney today.  We can help guide you through every stage of your case.

 


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia