Boca Raton, FL, USA, 12/12/2017 /SubmitPressRelease123/
Boca slip and fall accident lawyer, Joe Osborne, knows that there are some people who are statistically more at risk of suffering slip and fall accident injuries. Recently, he discussed who those groups are and why they need an experienced slip and fall accident lawyer to represent them in their claims.
When the Elderly or Very Young Suffer a Slip and Fall Accident
Statistics show that the elderly and the very young are most at risk of suffering falls. In fact, it’s reported that more than two million young children (under the age of 14) are treated for slip and fall accident injuries in emergency rooms each year in the U.S. When it comes to adults, the risk of suffering serious injuries from slip and fall accidents increases with age. Falls can be devastating for seniors. It’s estimated that one in three people over the age old will be injured in some sort of slip and fall accident. As the population of the U.S. ages, the problem of slip and fall accidents continues to increase.
In a recent John Hopkins School of Public Health Center for Injury Research study, it was reported that there has been a disturbing increase in the deaths of older people that are attributable to slip and fall accidents. These types of accidents are known to be the most common cause of broken hips and traumatic brain injuries. Additionally, slip and fall accidents may cause other serious injuries like spinal fractures, and fractures of the leg, ankle, wrist, upper arm, and hand.
Lastly, statistics show that women are more at risk of suffering a slip and fall injury than men, by nearly 50 percent.
Being More at Risk for Slip and Falls Doesn’t Provide a Defense
Despite the fact that some groups of people are more at risk of suffering injuries due to slip and fall accidents, Mr. Osborne indicates that it is important to remember that it does not provide a defense that excuses a landlord, tenant, or property owner from a negligence claim for allowing a hazardous condition to exist. However, it does mean that you need an experienced slip and fall attorney to represent your best interests in your case.
At Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, P.C., our personal injury lawyers have been assisting victims of slip and falls and other accidents caused by dangerous or poorly maintained property since 1981. Slip and fall accidents can occur in a wide variety of places and involve various dangerous conditions. Our NJ or NY accident lawyers can help you get back on your feet physically, financially and emotionally after a serious slip and fall.
Get Help from Florida Slip and Fall Accident Attorney, Joe Osborne
If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, whether you are included in the at-risk groups or not, Joe Osborne, can help your recovery – physically, financially, and emotionally. Give him a call today at (561) 293-2600, for help with your claim.