New York City Personal Injury Attorney Discusses the Most Common Causes of Slip-and-Fall Accidents

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  • New York, NY (1888PressRelease) September 16, 2012 - Kenneth A. Wilhelm weighs in on liability issues in New York slip-and-fall accidents.

    Slip-and-fall accidents are quite common in New York City as they are elsewhere in the nation. Anyone can become the victim of a slip-and-fall accident, but they tend to affect children and older adults the most, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC's website reports that falls are the leading cause of non-fatal injuries for children ages 0 to 18. Everyday, about 8,000 children are treated in emergency rooms nationwide for fall-related injuries. In 2009, 2.2 million non-fatal fall injuries among adults older than 65 were treated in emergency departments and more than 581,000 of these patients were hospitalized.

    There are several reasons why slip-and-fall accidents occur in New York. One of the most common reasons is a slippery floor. A CDC study determined that about 234,000 people ages 15 and older were treated in emergency departments in 2008 for slip-and-fall injuries that occurred in bathrooms. One-third of adults aged 65 and above who were injured in bathroom falls were diagnosed with fractures. Among adults 85 and older, 38 percent were hospitalized as a result of their injuries.

    Slip-and-fall accidents may also occur due to a broken or defective staircase. Some of the more serious injuries occur as a result of such falls. Victims may suffer a broken neck, traumatic brain injuries, broken bones and other severe injuries from falling down a flight of stairs.

    "Property owners must fix any dangers on their premises immediately," Wilhelm said. "If they need more time to fix the hazards on their property, they must post a visible, clear warning to caution visitors and guests about these dangers."

    Injured victims of slip-and-fall accident attorney can seek compensation from negligent property owners or any other liable parties for damages including, but not limited to, medical expenses, lost wages and benefits, hospitalization, rehabilitation, permanent injuries, past and future pain and suffering, etc.

    "Slip-and-fall victims need a skilled attorney on their side who will fight hard for their rights and help them obtain maximum compensation for their losses," Wilhelm said. "Victims of these serious accidents need an attorney who will go the extra mile for them and be 100 percent committed until the very end."

    The Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm is a personal injury litigation firm with an unwavering dedication to its clients. With more than 40 years of experience, our firm strives to obtain the best compensation for those who have been injured or those who have lost a loved one due to an accident or by someone else's negligence. We handle cases dealing with personal injury, medical malpractice, wrongful death, workers' compensation, dental malpractice, transportation accidents, rape, paralysis, false arrest, and many other types of accidents and injuries.
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    1-800-RADIO-LAW, 1-888-WYPADEK, OR 1-800-LAS-LEYES

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