Slip and Fall Injury
Michele Mirman | Slip & Fall Injuries | August 20, 2018
A Slip-and-Fall Accident Can Happen to You In a Split Second & Change Your Life Forever
You’re pushing a shopping cart down the supermarket aisle, browsing the shelves for the items you need. All of a sudden, you slip on a wet area. Your cart keeps rolling forward, but you fall hard on your back, hitting your head on the floor. You’re too dazed to move. The next thing you know, you’re in a hospital emergency room. Nurses and doctors are hovering over you. Everything is fuzzy, and the lights are too bright. You’re confused. You don’t know why you’re there.
You’ve just experienced a Slip & Fall injury. The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) reports that millions of people, many of them older, end up in emergency rooms with serious Slip & Fall injuries every year. Over 17,000 Slip & Fall victims will die from their injuries. Slip & Falls can cause life-changing injuries that are often among the most expensive injuries to treat.
Have You Had a Slip-and-Fall Injury But Don’t Know Your Rights?
We are Slip-and-Fall Attorneys who can help you receive an award of settlement for being injured by the negligence of others. Whether your injury happened in a supermarket, shopping mall, office building, or on a broken sidewalk of an apartment complex, you may have a valid case for compensation.
The $50-Billion Medical Bill for Slip-and-Fall Injuries
The CDC reported that $50-Billion was the total for just one year—2015. Since then both the number of falls and the costs to treat fall injuries have risen as the baby boomer generation ages.
Treating fall injuries is very costly. In 2015, total medical costs for falls totaled more than $50 billion. Since the U.S. population is aging, both the number of falls and the costs to treat fall injuries are likely to rise. The following statistics paint a clearer picture:
- Over 800,000 patients a year are hospitalized because of a fall injury, most often because of a broken hip or head injury.
- Falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injury (TBI),
- Falls cause 40 percent of all TBIs in the United States that require emergency room treatment or hospitalization, or lead to death
- With an average hospital cost of over $30,000, fall injuries are among the 20 most expensive medical conditions. The cost of treating them increases with age.
$1 Billion in Recoveries for Mirman, Markovits & Landau Clients
It’s not uncommon for Slip & Fall victims to receive million-dollar-plus settlements. Recently six victories in Slip & Fall accident cases for our clients totaled over $8-million dollars. Slip & Fall Victories
Our New York City Slip & Fall Lawyers Offer Free Consultations
In order to make sure that your rights are fully protected and that you have not overlooked an opportunity to obtain deserved compensation, speak with a New York City Slip & Fall attorney at our firm. We have been advocating for the rights of seriously injured victims since 1977, and now we are ready to assist you. We can meet you in our offices or visit you in your hospital room. Contact our office today to find out how we can put more than 100 years of experience to work for you! We are available to take your call 24 hours a day