Did you know that falls are the leading cause of death and hospitalization in older Americans? According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an older adult is treated in an emergency room for a fall every 11 seconds. Transportation injuries are similarly common among people of all ages, and can lead to serious injuries like whiplash or spinal cord trauma, and even death.
When an elderly person suffers harm in a fall or traffic accident, it is important to consider what caused the incident. Was negligent supervision at a nursing home the reason a fall occurred in the first place? Did a drunk or distracted driver cause a car accident that left an older adult seriously injured?
At Fay Law Group, our mission is to help seniors and their families in the aftermath of falls, transportation accidents, and other incidents that cause serious injuries. We have been representing clients in Maryland and the District of Columbia for over 40 years and have been at the forefront of personal injury litigation throughout these decades. Through hard work and proven skill, our Washington DC elder neglect lawyers fight for fair compensation for the injured.
To find out how we can help you and your family after a fall or transportation accident, call (202) 759-7833. Your consultation is completely free and private.
What Causes Falls?
When an elderly person falls, the results can be catastrophic, leading to broken bones and debilitating injuries that ultimately lead to immobility, decreased enjoyment of life, and even death. When we take on a case involving a fall, we look to determine its cause and who is responsible. This helps our attorneys pursue compensation from any and all accountable sources.
The following are examples of negligence by nursing homes or other entities that can lead to elderly fall injuries:
- Failure to provide a walker, cane, or wheelchair for an unstable patient
- Improper supervision or assistance walking
- Poor maintenance of property grounds (inadequate lighting, defective flooring, etc.)
- Failure to warn of a hazard, such as wet floors
- Improper or inadequate treatment of wounds sustained in a fall
- Physical assault that causes a fall
Accountability and answers can be sought through legal counsel by a competent Washington DC elder injury attorney. Get experienced help after a transportation accident or fall by calling (202) 759-7833.