As the leading cause of emergency room visits, slips and falls are the primary cause for people missing time from work. While accidents are often thought of as being unpreventable, these slip and fall causes are circumstances which can usually be prevented:
- Issues with flooring cause over two million accidents a year. Uneven flooring, ripped or loose carpeting, and wet floors are all things that should be remedied by the property owner to prevent falls.
- As the leading cause of work-related injuries for all people ages 15-24, it is important that items in the work place be maintained and in good working order, so that slips and falls can be prevented. Items such as broken stairways and loose handrails contribute to these awful statistics.
- Nearly one-third of all people over 65 are involved in a slip or fall each year. Often poor lighting is to blame.
If you feel that your accident could’ve been prevented, you need to call a slip and fall attorney who will advocate for your rights. At the Law Offices of David M. Benenfeld, we are dedicated to helping our clients get the compensation that they deserve. With years of experience, David is a slip and fall attorney that you can trust with your case. Contact us today for a consultation.