According to the National Floor Safety Institute in 2004, roughly $8 MILLION DOLLARS PER DAY is being spent on fraudulent slip and fall claims. That's $2,920,000,000.00 PER YEAR!

The CIA Fact Book estimates the population in the US as of July 2006 is 298,444,215.

Now this may not seem like much, but each year every single person in your family pays over $9.78 to cover the cost of JUST THIS type of fraud. If you're a family of 4, that's almost $40.00 per year.

Consider how much more you're paying for all the other fraud being perpetrated each year. How much of your annual income is bled away, so an undeserving person can take it home?

Do you have any suggestions on how this money could be spent, if it could be saved?

Believe it or not, some people derive all of their income from staged slip and falls. Try to look at it this way: For every person who purposely falls down in the produce section of your local supermarket, YOU pay a few more cents at the cash register. For every person who purposely falls down at your favorite restaurant, YOU pay more for your meal. For every person who slips and falls because of PIGEON POOP on the steps of a federal office building (we are NOT making this up!!!!) and sues for her "injuries" citing that it was negligent to allow a pigeon to fly overhead and, ahem, relieve itself, YOU PAY!

Get mad America.

Fight Fraud America!