Thousands of people slip and fall all over the United States ever day. Some of these people walk away with little or no injuries, while others end up severely hurt. In fact, more than a million people each year seek treatment in emergency rooms due to slip-and-fall injuries. They happen both to people who are at work and to people visiting a store or walking down the sidewalk.
Contrary to popular belief, the elderly are not the only people at risk for severe injuries resulting from a slip-and-fall. Older adults do risk broken hips and other severe injuries, but people of any age can sustain severe injuries after slipping. If it happens in a public space, like in a parking lot or a busy store, there may be premises liability involved.