As Las Vegas is a resort town, millions of visitors each year and slip and falls resulting in injury are not uncommon. Las Vegas casinos and hotels are often aware of potentially dangerous conditions, but they refuse or neglect to correct them. This sets the stage for an unsuspecting slip and fall victim.
If the Las Vegas casino or hotel is aware of the potentially slippery condition and fail to fix or take other corrective measures to eliminate the slip hazard, it may be liable for the resulting fall and injuries.
Fall fatalities are divided equally between men and women. However, more women experience slip and fall accidents than men. Falls account for 8 million emergency room visits each year. Slip and falls account for over 1 million visits.
The most typical injury from a fall is a fracture which occurs with 5% of all people who fall. Slip and falls are the primary cause of worker's compensation claims and lost time from work.
Falls account for greater difficulty and deaths for Las Vegas seniors
Of all fall fractures, the hip fracture is the most serious and can often lead to death in senior citizens. Of all deaths associated with falls, 60% involve people older than the age of 75. Falls account for 87% of all fractures among people over the age of 65. Half of all adults over the age of 65 hospitalized for a hip fracture cannot return home or live independently after the fracture.
Over 60% of all nursing home residents will fall each year. 30% of people over the age of 65 will sustain a fall of which 10% will result in serious injury.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, floors and flooring materials contribute to more than 2 million falls each year. Eighty-five% of people involved in falls while working fell on a slick floor.