Accidents that cause injuries at businesses, offices, parks and other public places or private homes may be caused by dangerous conditions that go unrepaired or without proper warnings. Falls are a very common and very dangerous accident for people of all ages, and particularly for older adults. About 8 million people go to the emergency room for treatment of injuries related to falls each year, and about 1 million of those are slip-and-fall accidents, according to the National Floor Safety Institute NFSI. About five percent of slip and fall victims suffer some type of bone fracture, the NFSI reports. Falls can also prove fatal, particularly among older people.
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