Slip and fall is a major form of accident that can lead to injuries, disabilities and even death. We may find it silly but, only if we become a victim of the same, we will realize the depth of such an accident. As same as the rest of the world, slip and fall injuries are common in California too. The cost that may rest on those met with a slip and fall accident can be very high. Only a properly filed law suit can indemnify those expenses incurred due to such accidents. Some stunning facts on these tragedies are as follows.
Distress Calls Recorded
There have been more than a million emergency calls recorded around the world every year, due to slip and fall accidents, and also there are about 2000 people going to causalities every day only in the US. Approximately 12 percent of accidents reported around the country happen due to slip and fall and from those accidents, about 5 percent result in broken bones.
As per the reports submitted by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it is evident that an average cost incurred by patients due to slip and fall is about 30,000 dollars and the maximum amount spent varies from 40,000 to 48,000 dollars. There is also an increasing trend seen in the society on demand for health insurance due to the upward trend in these accidents.
Age of the Victim
We might think that it is common for kids below the age of 10 to slip and fall, but the surprising fact from the statistics of the cases being reported every year is that, about 60 percent people who slips and fall comes under the age group of 55 to 65. Also, those under the age of 20 hold the second position in this record.
It is evident that most of the slip and fall accidents result only in a small injury but some of those falls may give several serious injuries to the victim. Most of the broken hip bone cases occur due to such accidents.
Some other interesting facts about slip and fall injuries is that only about 2 percent of the victims formally file a claim against such injury every year, even though such facilities are open. Most of the slip and fall accidents can be avoided if we are a bit more careful, not only in keeping ourselves safe but also in keeping our surroundings clutter free.