Santana and Carlos Law Firm, P.C.

500 Second St., Yuba City, CA 95991

Phone: 530-822-9500   Fax: 530-751-7910

 

Business Hours:

Monday–Thursday 8 a.m.–6 p.m.

Friday 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

 

Flexible schedule before/after hours also available

 

Slip and Fall Accidents

 

Slip and fall accidents occur much more frequently than most people assume.  Examples of slip and fall accidents include a negligently maintained sidewalk, a foreign object or liquid on the floor of a business establishment, open or hidden hazards in construction areas, or in other cases wherein the unsuspecting victim is injured as the result of another's negligence.

 

By some estimates, millions of people each year are treated in hospitals for catastrophic injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and other personal injuries, and sometimes death.  Falls are also the leading cause of injury-related death for adults age 65 and older, according to Injury Facts 2015, the statistical report on unintentional injuries created by the National Safety Council. This is not surprising considering falls are among the most common causes of traumatic brain injury.  About 29,500 people died from falls in 2013, and the vast majority of them were over age 65.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

 

      •One in three older adults falls each year

      •About 2.5 million nonfatal falls were treated in emergency departments in 2013

      •Of those, 734,000 people were admitted to the hospital

      •That year, 25,500 older adults died from unintentional falls

      •More than 250,000 hip fractures are reported every year, and 95 percent of those are from falls

 

Slip and fall accidents have the potential to negatively impact your health, your family, your job, and your quality of life. Even an apparently minor slip and fall accident may result in serious injuries. If you have been hurt because someone was negligent or reckless, you are entitled to compensation for your injuries, including pain and suffering, past and future medical bills, and lost income.

 

The attorneys at the Santana and Carlos Law Firm, P.C. have been assisting victims of slip and fall accidents for decades.  They have helped victims and their families through difficult times, and have obtained justice and accountability through large settlements and verdicts from individuals, corporations, and businesses responsible for the slip and fall accidents.

 

 

 

Address

 

500 Second St.

Yuba City, California 95991

 

530-822-9500 phone

530-751-7910 fax

Santana and Carlos Law Firm, P.C.

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