According to the DPHHA, 0ver 95% of hip fractures are caused from falling.
If you have suffered a personal injury due to a Slip and Fall, you are not alone. According to the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS), Falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries for adults aged 65+. Even more troubling, the DPHHS says falling once doubles your chances of falling again, potentially exacerbating your previous injuries or leading to new ones.
Of course, you don’t have to be 65 or older to be injured by a slip and fall. In fact, according to the National Floor Safety Institute, “Falls account for over 8 million hospital emergency room visits, representing the leading cause of visits (21.3%). Slips and falls account for over 1 million visits or 12% of total falls.”
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Again according to the Montana DPHHS Surveillance Report (August 2019), “Falls are common among Montanans, with 34% of adults 45 years and older reporting a fall within the last year. Among those who did experience a fall, one in three reported suffering an injury due to the fall. Though victims of a fall in the last year were equally likely to be a man or a woman, women were significantly more likely to report sustaining an injury from a fall than men (58% vs. 42%, respectively). Falls are especially dangerous among older populations, and the rate of fall-related deaths among Montanans aged 65+ is significantly higher than that for the US. Falls are reported as the top cause of death in this age group in the Montana Trauma Registry.”
Fall injuries may occur across all age groups, but injuries severe enough to require hospitalization occur more frequently among older age groups, and especially among women.
One 1 of 5 falls causes serious injuries such as broken bones or head trauma. Injuries like these can limit the ability of a person to work, shop, or just be mobile for everyday activities.
Due to the seriousness of all these statistics, you should seek the guidance of a slip and fall lawyer if you find yourself in a situation where you slipped, tripped, or fell due to a condition that is out of your hands. Following are some examples of slip and falls which we may be able to help you with:
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