You may count steps on your fitness tracker, your phone, or not at all. Whether or not you track your steps, you are probably walking a significant number of steps every day, even if you don’t try very hard. As you walk through grocery stores, on icy walkways, up and down stairs, and many other places, you may get hurt in a slip and fall accident.
You are not alone.
Fall Injury Statistics
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than one-quarter of older people fall each year. These falls cause:
- Approximately three million emergency room visits
- 800,000 hospitalizations
- Serious injuries—about 20% of fall victims suffer serious injuries such as broken hips, other broken bones, and head injuries.
Older people may be more susceptible to serious fall injuries, but they aren’t the only ones who get hurt in fall accidents.
What to Do After a Wisconsin Slip and Fall
Medical conditions and advanced age may make people more likely to fall and to suffer fall injuries. However, sometimes poorly designed or inadequately maintained property causes accidents. For example, the CDC recognizes slip and trip hazards, such as broken steps or unsecured area rugs, as common reasons for fall accidents.
If you have been hurt after a fall on someone else’s property, then it is essential to know why you fell. Our experienced Wisconsin fall injury lawyers will investigate every aspect of your case, identify who may be liable, and help you recover damages for your injuries. Our team will handle all insurance company negotiations, pursue a lawsuit, as appropriate, and fight for your fair recovery of past and future medical costs, lost income, out-of-pocket expenses, physical pain, emotional suffering, and other damages.
Take the first step toward your fair recovery today by contacting us for a free, no-obligation consultation. We would be happy to meet with you in any of our Wisconsin personal injury law offices, in your home or hospital room, or by phone or video conference.