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Walnut Creek Elderly Slip and Fall Accident Attorney

Legal Representation for Elderly Slip and Fall Accident Victims

The elderly are particularly vulnerable to falls and the serious injuries associated with these traumatic incidents. The same slip-and-fall accident that leaves a teenager with a bruise or sprain could break the hip of someone over the age of 65 or 70. This is why it is crucial for property and business owners in Moraga, Walnut Creek, Oakland, and the greater San Francisco Bay Area to take every step necessary to prevent slip-and-fall accidents.

This is particularly crucial for operators of nursing homes and assisted living facilities that house vulnerable seniors. If you or a loved one has suffered severe injuries as a result of a slip-and-fall accident, please contact the experienced Walnut Creek injury attorneys at Balamuth Law to find out how we can help you. We can be reached toll free at (888) 254-1234.

Understanding the Problem

First, it's important to recognize how big a problem slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accidents are nationwide among the elderly population. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in three adults aged 65 or older has a fall each year. Between 20 and 30 percent of those victims suffer moderate to severe injuries. Of the 2.5 million non-fatal injuries suffered by the elderly as a result of falls, more than 30 percent require hospitalization. Serious injuries suffered by elderly victims make it harder for them to live independently. Slip-and-fall injuries can even increase the risk of early death.

Preventing Falls

Facilities that house the elderly must do their part to prevent slip-and-fall accidents. Making sure sidewalks, entranceways and aisles are clear of liquids is the first of many steps nursing homes and assisted living facilities are expected to take to protect residents. They should also make sure the bathrooms have railings and other support structures for residents to hold on to, that there is adequate lighting in all walking areas, and that their employees are well-trained to get residents in and out of bed.

As with any other personal injury claim, the person hurt has to prove that someone else's negligence caused the fall. If you or a loved one has been injured in a fall you will have to show:

  • There was a hazardous condition.
  • The hazardous condition was created by someone's fault.
  • The condition contributed to a fall accident.
  • The victim suffered actual physical harm in the accident.

Seeking Just Compensation

Slip-and-fall claims help injured elderly victims receive financial support for their extensive medical bills and other related damages. It's important they receive this support because elderly victims of slip-and-fall accidents often suffer bone fractures, painful sprains and strains, traumatic brain injuries and even spinal cord damage as a result of these traumatic incidents.

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury in an East Bay slip-and-fall accident, we understand the physical, emotional and financial challenges involved. We also understand that elderly victims may never recover from their slip-and-fall injuries, greatly diminishing their quality of life. At Balamuth Law, we are here to fight aggressively to help you get maximum financial compensation for your losses. Please call us at (888) 254-1234 to schedule your free and comprehensive consultation.

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