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Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and Fall Accidents in Illinois

Slip and fall accidents

Slip and Fall Accidents in Illinois Are the Leading Cause of Traumatic Brain Injuries.

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), falls are the leading cause traumatic brain injuries  (TBI). Specifically, nearly half of brain injuries and TBI-related deaths are the result of a fall.  

Falls can cause numerous types of brain injuries such as a brain bleed can develop from striking or penetrating the head. Falls can also crack your skull. Head Trauma is also the leading cause of a brain bleed. Emergency treatment is needed for cerebral hemorrhage. Sometimes surgery is required to relieve pressure around the brain. If left untreated, any condition requiring brain surgery can cause further damage to the brain.

Falls Can Be Dangerous At Any Age.

Nearly 1 in 3 older people fall each year, but only half tell their physician. The elderly population suffering a fall is at an all time high. 1 in 5 of these falls are serious. More than ninety-five percent (95%) of hip fractures are due to a falls.  Elderly women are more likely to fall inside the home I’ll elderly men are more likely to fall outside. Men die from falls more than women.

Children fall the most from playground equipment.

Where Do Most Falls Happen

There are numerous places falls may occur, these are the leading locations in Illinois:

  • Playgrounds
  • Nursing Home Falls
  • Parking Lot Falls
  • Snow and ice falls
  • Grocery Store Slip and Falls 
  • Apartment Complex Falls
  • Inside the home

Why Do People Fall

  • Falls from bed, ladder, down stairs, in the bath are the leading types of falls to cause of traumatic brain injury
  • Trip and fall loose carpet edges, missing floor tiles, uneven floors and steps,
  • Spilled oil or slippery liquid that is left on the floor for longer than need to clean it up
  • Insufficient lighting to see hazards or obstructions
  • No handrails in stairways or handicapped bathrooms
  • Unsalted parking lots covered with ice
  • Pot holes in the parking lot
  • Home hazards or dangerous conditions such as no handrails and broken or uneven steps

Who Are The Responsible Parties In Premises Liability Cases

  • Homeowners
  • Business Owners
    • Building Code Violations (e.g., defective stairways, no handrails)
    • Violation of Illinois Snow Removal Laws

What should do after Slip and Fall Accidents in Illinois 

  1. Seek medical attention! 
  2. Report the accident 
  3. Take photos
  4. Save shoes and clothes wearing
  5. Call an attorney

Cullotta Law Offices, located in Glenview in Chicago Illinois,  provides free consultation for any slip and fall accident in Illinois. Do not delay.

Call our Slip & Fall Accident Attorney at Cullotta Law Offices right now 847-651-7191 to schedule your free case review.  You pay nothing unless we win.

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