Slip and fall or trip and fall accidents happen more frequently than many people may believe. In fact, it is incredible to us that roughly two-percent of Americans suffer an injury due to an unintentional fall that requires emergency room treatment. These numbers jump to 12 percent when we consider all injuries that end up needing medical treatment.
The Bronx personal injury law firm of Feiner & Lavy takes these numbers very seriously. The reason is the word unintentional: These are accidents that are caused through no fault of the person injured, were completely avoidable, and have the potential to change someone’s life forever.
The federal government’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention compiles statistics on slip and fall accidents, as well as many other causes of unintentional and intentional injuries that result in emergency room visits.
What is scarier about the numbers that we are citing is that these represent an unknown percentage of the injuries caused in slip and fall accidents. Accidents that go unreported for one reason or another are unknown in quantity but do happen in places like the Bronx and neighborhoods like Riverdale, Pelham, or Grand Concourse.
There are a few observations we would like to share on unintentional slip and fall accidents:
- More women than men will suffer injuries in preventable slip and fall accidents.
- More than 40 percent of those falls involve people 65 and over.
- Slip and fall injuries are the direct cause of 40 percent of nursing home admissions.
- Slip and fall injuries, on average, will cost around $50,000 in medical treatment and rehabilitation.
- Slip and fall injury victims will miss, on average, more than 10 days of work, while about 20 percent of those injured will miss more than a month. Ouch!
When someone’s negligence has led to you suffering a slip and fall injury, you need to be prepared. They may try to be very nice to seduce you into forgiveness or they will try to intimidate you to prevent you from taking action. These are the telltale signs that you have a case, a probably a very good case. This is why you need Feiner & Lavy in your corner.
Fewer than 20 percent of all cases brought due to a slip and fall injury will actually end up in court. This is another reason you need the Bronx personal injury firm that will fight for your injury settlement, Feiner & Lavy, in your corner. We will scrap with the insurance company, lawyers and even the person who caused your injury to ensure you are receiving the maximum settlement for your injury.
Don’t be a statistic or worse – one of those uncounted people who suffer an injury and don’t fight for what they’re entitled to. The lawyers at Feiner & Lavy believe that we share an obligation to hold accountable the people who caused your injury. We employ a highly capable and caring staff and investigators ready to help us prepare your claim, so you get a maximum settlement. We are a local Bronx law firm, and we know our neighborhoods, courts, and the people who live here. Call us today at 212-393-9130 for a free consultation and learn how we can help you.
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