Approximately 1 Million People Go To The ER Due To A Slip And Fall Accident Each Year

September 2, 2021
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Throughout our country emergency room visits are actually quite common.  In fact, there are a reported 8 million emergency room visits per year for various injuries and illness.  Each year nearly 1/8th of those visits are due in part to slip and fall accidents.  These types of injuries are generally true accidents that cause significant injury and must be treated immediately.

New Haven slip and fall accidents are just as common and require immediate attention and care from a medical professional.  These accidents can occur in any location including the stairs on your stoop, the sidewalk, at the grocery store, in a park, and just about any other location throughout the city.  Depending on the severity of these injuries you should be seen by a medical professional before you do anything further.

A large percentage of people who slip and fall are over the age of 65.  Those who are over 65 years old account for 1/3 of all slip and fall emergency room visits each year.  Seniors and aging adults are at higher risk due to worsening vision and the inability to be as light on their feet as their younger counterparts.

No matter the age group however, slip and fall accidents are one of the most common ways that people get injured each year.  Regardless of your youth or lack of youth it can be dangerous to slip and fall unexpectedly.

There is good news in all of this and that is that the vast majority of injuries that result in an ER visit do not result in broken bones, a small percentage, under 5%, do result in broken bones.  If you experience a broken bone from a New Haven slip and fall accident you will need to be seen by a medical professional of course, and you may also want to document your injuries in the case that you seek legal representation over the injuries.

Whether you’ve had to visit the emergency room or not due to a slip and fall accident you may want to speak with an experienced attorney who can work with you to make sure your injuries are accounted for and your long-term interests are taken care of as well.  Contact our office and one of our attorneys will review your case.