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April 29, 2021 | Slip & Fall

5 Facts About Slip & Fall Accidents in New York

The Devastating Truth About Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip, trip, and fall accidents are one of the most common causes of injury and death in New York. Slip and fall accidents affect people of all ages, leading to thousands of hospitalizations each year. Tragically, many of these accidents and injuries are preventable.

At Ajlouny Injury Law, we represent individuals and their families who have suffered injury as a result of a slip and fall accident in New York City. Our attorneys are proud to offer free legal advice to injury victims. If you have suffered physical harm in a slip and fall accident, contact our office for a free consultation.

  1. Falls are a leading cause of injury hospitalizations.

According to the New York State Department of Health, fall-related injuries are the leading cause of hospitalizations for children between the ages of 0-14 and adults 25 years or older. Slip and fall-related hospitalizations cost New York State over $1 billion each year.

  1. Falls are the number one cause of unintentional injury deaths for adults 45 and older.

For adults 45 years and older, falls often prove deadly. The New York State Department of Health states that falls are the primary cause of unintentional injury deaths for this age group. 

  1. Falls death rates continue to rise.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that by 2030 there could be up to seven (7) fall deaths every hour. From 2007 to 2016, fall death rates increased by 30% for older adults. If this trend continues, the number of fall-related deaths could hit a shocking level in less than a decade.

  1. Fall-related injuries killed more people in the United States than motor vehicle accidents.

Data provided by the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics indicates that unintentional fall deaths exceeded the number of motor vehicle traffic deaths in 2019. Nearly 40,000 people were killed in unintentional fall deaths.

  1. Nearly 20% of falls result in serious injury.

Research conducted by the CDC indicates that one out of five falls causes serious injury. Furthermore, falls are the leading cause of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in the country. Slip and fall accidents can also cause broken bones, spinal cord injuries, nerve and tissue damage, and slipped or herniated discs.

Injured in a Slip and Fall Accident? Contact Ajlouny Injury Law Today!

If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident that was the result of someone else’s negligence or wrongful act, you might be entitled to compensation. Contact Ajlouny Injury Law today for a free, no-obligation consultation. 
Our attorneys are here to help you understand your legal rights and pursue a claim for damages against a responsible party. If you are injured in a slip and fall, do not sign anything without first having your case reviewed by an attorney. Even if your case was rejected by another lawyer, we might still be able to help. Call our office at (718) 233-3913 for a free second opinion.

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