1. More than 8 million people visit the emergency room each year from falls.
2. Slip and fall hospital and medical bills can cost more than $40,000.
3. Every year, medical expenses for trip, slip and falls exceed $34 billion.
4. Almost one-third of slip and fall cases involve severe injuries or broken bones.
5. People over the age of 65 are more likely to fall.
6. However, trip, slips and falls are the most common reason for injuries for people of all ages.
7. The most common cause of a traumatic brain injury is from falling.
8. And the most common cause of a hip fracture is from falling.
9. If you are involved in a fall, report the incident to the property owner and take pictures of the location and your injuries.
10. Contact My NJ Injury Lawyer Howard P. Lesnik to discuss your trip, slip and fall claim.