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Protecting Elder Loved Ones from Injury Accidents

By Kelly Balamuth on March 31, 2015

San Francisco Personal Injury“Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.“ —Mark Twain

This is a good quote, but perhaps not accurate. When an older adult suffers a life-changing injury, it is difficult not to mind. Seniors are particularly vulnerable to accidents like tripping and falling or being knocked over. When such accidents occur, broken hips or other bones are not uncommon and can be devastating. Injuries can take away your comfort and self-sufficiency, requiring added care costs and stress. It is frightening to lose independence. Frankly, getting older is difficult enough without the added insult of getting hurt. Read the rest »

Winter Weather May Increase Risks of Slip and Fall Accidents in Northern California

By Kelly Balamuth on December 6, 2012

Residents across California have undoubtedly noticed the cooler temperatures and chill in the evening air, which means colder temperatures and warmer clothing will be here to stay until the summer season arrives next year. While winter weather is beautiful and can have a number of perks, such as enjoying skiing or snowboarding, it can also present unique hazards and produce significant opportunities for a weather-related accident.

Slip and fall accidents are unfortunately common during the winter season as slippery surfaces and low visibility can be a dangerous combination, which is why it is essential property owners take the appropriate steps to ensure the safety of passersby. If in an area where snow has fallen, snow should be cleaned off all walkways as soon as conditions allow and sand or salt should be applied to keep walkways clear of ice. Read the rest »

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