Causes of Fort Myers Slip and Fall Injuries
More than one million people suffer from slip and fall or trip and fall injuries in the U.S. each year, and more than 17,000 people die from these injuries. Fort Myers slip and fall accidents are both common and dangerous.
There are two primary types of Fort Myers slip and fall accidents: same-level falls and elevated falls. Though elderly people are especially vulnerable to Fort Myers slip and fall injuries, they can happen to anyone at anytime.
While slip and fall or trip and fall accidents can come out of nowhere, some common causes of these accidents include:
- Poor lighting
- Cracked or uneven walkways
- Slippery or wet surfaces
- Loose stairs or railings
- Misplaced or falling objects
- Banana peels
Those injured in a Fort Myers slip and fall accidents may sustain a wide range of serious injuries. These can include, but are not limited to, broken bones, sprains or dislocations, back or neck injuries and head or brain injuries that can be life-threatening.
If you or a family member has been injured in a slip and fall or trip and fall accident on someone else's property, they may be liable for the related costs. These can include:
- Medical bills
- Physical therapy or ongoing care
- Missed time at work
For more information, call the Fort Myers slip and fall attorneys of Chalik & Chaliktoday. You can schedule your own free no obligation consultation about your case by calling toll free (888) 539-5297.