Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents are one of the most common causes of injuries, especially during the winter months. Check your surroundings for tripping hazards when walking in unfamiliar territory and remove common hazards in your home that can lead to slips and falls. If you’re ever injured, contact our RI slip and fall lawyers for a free consultation.
Slip and fall accidents are one of the most common sources of unintentional injuries in the US, resulting in 8.9 million ER visits every year.
Adults age 65 and older account for 4x more fall deaths than all other age groups.
More than 25,000 slip and fall fatalities were reported in 2009.
Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents:
o Freshly Mopped Floors
o Electrical Cords
o Lack of Handrails
o Clutter and Debris
o Poor Lighting
o Standing Water
o Wet or Damaged Stairs and Walkways
Source: National Safety Council