Common Injuries in Slip-and-Fall Accidents
Falls are among the most common causes of accidental injury in South Carolina and across the United States, according to the National Safety Council. Nearly nine million people are seriously hurt in falls each year. Injuries from slip-and-fall accidents are more likely and often more harmful for older people.
People of all ages face the risk of a disabling injury in falls caused by the negligence of others. Many victims need extensive – and expensive – hospital treatment and rehabilitation to recover from the injuries they suffered in a slip-and-fall accident. Some may face a lifetime of disability. In extreme cases, injuries from falls claim the lives of victims.