Slip and fall injuries are likely more dangerous than you think. In fact, CDC figures reveal that more than 17,000 people lose their lives every year because of a slip and fall injury. These injuries are also associated with serious injuries, including broken bones, broken backs and, in the worst cases, even death.
You may have heard a term that's recently become very prevalent in the media, traumatic brain injuries (TBI). TBIs are most associated with veterans returning from the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, but they happen at home, too, and they happen quite a lot in conjunction with slip and fall injuries. In slip and fall injuries, TBIs are the actual causes of death of more than 40% of the falls that take the lives of the elderly.
As you can see, taking a spill in a restaurant, retail store or other commercial location is oftentimes a legitimate reason to sue. When the owners of such an establishment fail to properly safeguard their customers against harm, the consequences can be severe, even deadly.