Are you injured from a slip or fall? If so, you are part of a remarkable growing trend. National statistics show that trauma centers across the county are experiencing an increase in the number of slip and fall-accidents. Amazingly, if the trend continues, slip and fall accidents could account for more injuries and fatalities than those from firearms or from traffic collisions. The number of car crashes has actually fallen more than 25 percent since 2002. Unfortunately, that decrease has been lost because of an increase in the number of deaths that are the result of slip and fall accidents, which are up more than 45 percent.
Have you been in an accident?
Charlotte personal injury lawyers understand that the total auto accident mortality decreased by about 5 percent over the last decade. The numbers dropped even though there was an increase in the number of miles driven by Americans, and a 10 percent increase in the number of firearm injuries. One theory behind the increase in slip and fall injuries are that trauma patients are sicker and older than they were just 10 years ago.
Admittedly, there is a lack of knowledge about risk factors for slip and fall, and proper methods of prevention. Some people believe that falls are a normal part of aging are not as preventable or effective as automobile safety or gun safety. Increased numbers of baby boomers will quite naturally, increase as the number of baby boomers turn seventy years old or more.
The numbers do not lie
A fall can happen anywhere, but an estimated 50% of all falls happen at home. Some of these falls are caused by preventable occurrences. For example, a slick floor or a loose throw rug can cause a fall.
Special care must be taken to ensure that preventable conditions are closely monitored in an effort to create environments that are safer for populations that are prone to slips and falls. This includes renovation bath and kitchen areas, stairways, as well as exterior paths and walkways. The numbers do not lie, and the numbers always change for the better when we focus on the problem and create solutions.
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If you have been in an accident, truck crash, motorcycle crash, bicycle accident, or any other type of driving incident, contact the Olive Law Firm of Charlotte, NC. The he Olive law firm has been helping Carolinians find just compensation for personal injury cases for over 56 years. Call their office today to schedule a free consultation for your personal injury case. Why are you injured and you have not called Olive Law Firm?