From snow-packed and icy sidewalks to wet flooring or a broken step, on a weekly or even daily basis, the average person is likely to encounter numerous slip-and-fall hazards. It’s not surprising then that slip-and-fall accidents are among the most common of all types of accidents. Depending on the specific circumstances involved, injuries that may result from these types of accidents can range from painful contusions to broken bones and traumatic brain injuries.
According to 2015 statistics from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, there are an estimated 15,700 nursing homes throughout the United States which are home to 1.7 million residents. The vast majority of individuals who live in nursing homes are elderly and many suffer from physical and/or cognitive ailments which inhibit their ability to safely live independently.