While the Fourth of July is usually a happy midsummer holiday, it — and the period surrounding it — can be dangerous. Why? Fireworks.
Recent statistics indicate a dramatic rise in the number of deaths caused by falls in older adults. Between 2007 and 2016, deaths caused by falls climbed over 30% in people more than 65, according to a recent Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, a publication issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
If you or a loved one has been in a slip and fall accident, you may be wondering if you can be compensated for any injuries or other damages.
If slipping and falling seems like a minor accident that can’t do serious harm, think again. Slipping, tripping, and falling causes 15% of all accidental deaths in the United States. Only car crashes cause more fatalities.
Falls causing injury are dangerous. They caused approximately 32,000 deaths in homes and public places during 2014, the last year for which statistics are available. In workplaces, falls caused nearly 600 additional deaths and 47,000 injuries.
More than 75 percent of the drownings and pool-related injuries from 2012-2016 involved children younger than 5 years of age, states a recent report from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). This public health crisis is the focus of a new Pool Safely campaign, launched jointly by the CPSC and the Michael Phelps Foundation. Since its launch more than 7 years ago, the Pool Safely campaign has cultivated over 1,000 partners that assist in public outreach and education to help parents and families learn more about safety measures in and around pools and spas.
If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident due to the reckless disregard of an irresponsible New York property owner, filing a lawsuit may be a course of action that you should consider.