Slips and falls can result in serious and even life-threatening injuries depending on your individual situation. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the number of recorded work-related fatal falls rose to nearly 700 in 2016, an increase of 8% over the previous year

Slip and fall incidents are a leading cause of injury for people over age 65. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that “each year, 2.8 million older people are treated in emergency departments for fall injuries.” However, these types of injuries can occur anytime and anywhere, affecting people of all ages and backgrounds.

Some of the common reasons why people slip and fall include:

  • Uneven floor surfaces
  • Poor stair design
  • Building/construction code violations
  • Slippery flooring
  • Poor or inadequate lighting
  • Liquids on the floor such as water or oil
  • Foreign objects obstructing a walkway and
  • Torn or pushed up carpeting

Some of the most common types of injuries that result from slips and falls include:

  • Broken bones and bruises
  • Soft tissue or internal organ tissue damage
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
  • Spinal cord injuries (SCIs)

Slipping and falling can leave you with potentially significant or debilitating injuries. If your injury took place at a business or on another person’s property, a slip and fall lawyer can help you prove negligence in the case. The attorneys at Lowman Law Firm have the knowledge and experience in slip and fall cases to help you receive justice and compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and the pain and suffering you have endured.