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15 January 2014

The Cause Of Senior Slip & Fall Accidents

If you or a relative are elderly and are injured as a result of a fall in the home or anywhere else, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and the first call you should make is to the law firm of Lipsig Shapey, Manus & Moverman P.C. Our law firm has a history of obtaining significant awards and has the specialized knowledge and experience to litigate on behalf of victims of slip and fall accidents.

As reported recently by the New York City Health Department, the number of hospital emergency room visits by elderly New Yorkers injured in falls rose 22 percent over the past five years. In 2010 alone, more than 28,000 older adults were treated and released from Emergency Rooms due to falls, and the danger and costs of these falls would rise dramatically between 2010 and 2030 when the city’s elderly population is expected to grow 45 percent.

30% Of Older New Yorkers Report Suffering One Fall Each Year

The agency’s additional findings include: the fact that thirty eight percent of older New Yorker’s reported suffering at least one fall the previous year; five neighborhoods on the east side of Manhattan, northwest Bronx and in Staten Island had the highest hospitalization rates for falls; most falls occurred in people’s own homes, typically the bedroom; and the top risk factors for falling were throw rugs, taking four or more prescription drugs and having clutter in the home.

Lipsig’s Slip & Fall Case Experience

Our law firm has had tremendous success in obtaining results for victims of premises negligence including the two million seven hundred thousand ($2,700,00) dollars recovered for the 12 year old who tripped and fell due to the protruding base of a scaffold support pole, causing him extensive injuries to his left leg that required multiple surgeries; two million three hundred thousand ($2,300,000) dollars recovered in a pretrial settlement for a 37 old man who fell down stairs due to a defective handrail after visiting a family member’s building; and a one million six hundred thousand ($1,600,000) dollar settlement as a result of a fall on defective pavement at a building entrance.

These verdicts and settlement clearly show that we are results oriented and have a proven track record of success for a variety of different clients in varied scenarios.
If you are a loved one are elderly and suffer a fall resulting in injury or death, you must contact our firm to see if you are entitled to compensation for your injuries.

Contact Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman P.C., If You’re Injured!

Contact the law firm of Lipsig Shapey Manus & Moverman P.C., 40 Fulton Street New York, NY 10038 today for a free consultation. Call us toll free at 1 800-9-LIPSIG (1-800-954-7744) or fill out a contact form today for a free case evaluation and consultation. We will come to your home or hospital if you are injured.

Remember, we work on a contingency fee basis, and are only paid if we obtain compensation for your injuries. There is no fee for our services unless a recovery is won. We have been fighting to protect your rights and obtain maximum compensation for injured persons for over 80 years and are ready to help you.