5 common, avoidable reasons for slip and fall accidents On behalf of Casey Colonna of Smith Magram Michaud Colonna, P.C. posted in Slip & Fall Accidents on Wednesday, January 11, 2017. Every year, about 8 million Americans end up in the emergency room after a fall. That's just over 21 percent of all emergency room visits. About 1 million visits come after a slip and fall accident.