Slip and Falls

Personal Injury

Slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere, from a wet floor in a store to an obstacle on a sidewalk. It is important to get a professional assessment after a slip and fall accident to determine if there is any underlying injury that requires medical attention. 

Facts and Statistics

Understanding the facts and statistics surrounding slip and fall accidents can help create awareness about the prevalence and potential risks:


Slip and fall accidents are a leading cause of injuries worldwide, accounting for a significant number of emergency room visits and hospitalizations each year.


The National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI) reports that slip and fall accidents account for over one million visits to the emergency room in the United States annually.


According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), slip and fall accidents are a significant cause of workplace injuries, resulting in lost workdays and decreased productivity.

Most Common Injuries

Slip and fall accidents can result in various types of injuries, depending on the circumstances of the incident. Some of the most common injuries associated with slip and fall accidents include:

Fractures and broken bones: Falls can cause fractures and broken bones, particularly in the wrists, arms, ankles, and hips. These injuries may require medical intervention, including casting, surgery, or physical therapy.

Head injuries: These accidents can lead to head injuries, ranging from mild concussions to traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). Head injuries can have long-term consequences and require extensive medical treatment and rehabilitation.

Back and spinal cord injuries: Falls can result in back injuries and spinal cord damage, leading to chronic pain, paralysis, or loss of motor function. Severe spinal cord injuries may require specialized medical care and long-term rehabilitation.

Soft tissue injuries: Sprains, strains, and bruises are common in slip and fall accidents. These injuries can cause pain, swelling, and limited mobility.

Cuts and abrasions: Falls can cause these injuries, particularly when sharp or protruding objects are involved. These injuries may require cleaning, suturing, and proper wound care to prevent infection

How to Proceed When Involved or Hurt in a Slip and Fall Accident

If you are involved in a slip and fall accident or have been injured as a result of such an incident, it is important to take the following steps to ensure your safety and protect your legal rights:

Seek medical attention

Your health and well-being should be the top priority. If you are injured in a slip and fall accident, seek immediate medical attention, even if your injuries seem minor. Some injuries may not be apparent at first but can worsen over time.

Report the incident

If the slip and fall accident occurs in a public place, notify the property owner, manager, or supervisor about the incident. If it happens in a workplace, report the incident to your employer or supervisor and complete an incident report.

Document the scene

If possible, take photographs of the area where the slip and fall accident occurred. Document any hazardous conditions that may have contributed to the incident, such as wet floors, uneven surfaces, obstacles, and lighting conditions. These photographs can serve as evidence later.

Gather witness information

If there were witnesses to the slip and fall accident, obtain their contact information. Their statements may be valuable in supporting your case.

Preserve evidence

Keep any clothing or footwear worn during the incident in a safe place, as they may be substantial evidence. Additionally, retain any medical records, photographs of injuries, and receipts.


Call us at

(954) 664-0339

We will guide you through the legal process and will investigate the accident circumstances, help you understand your rights, file a claim, and pursue compensation for your injuries, medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages. Also, we will communicate with your insurance company and deal with every piece of paperwork.

How Can We Support You?

At Christina Kalin Law Office, you will have the support of a professional personal injury team that will work to ensure you receive the best possible compensation. We will also refer you to a top-quality medical provider to guarantee that your recovery is in the best hands.


Your rights are our priority.

Contact us today, and we will review your case for free.


Please note that every personal injury case is unique; therefore, the information provided here is for general guidance only and should not be considered legal advice. For personalized advice, call us, and we will ensure you have the precise information for your case.