CDC: Senior Falls Lead in Injury and Fatality

These holidays, amidst growing concerns for the Covid-19 pandemic, the CDC continues placing senior citizens at high risk for falls.

In fact, falls are the leading cause of injury and death among adults aged sixty-five and over. Consequently, both fatal and non-fatal, unintentional falls are expected to increase to 52 million by the year 2030, according to the Centers for Disease and Control (CDC).

And while many will rely on Medicare and Medicaid to pay bills for injuries associated with their fall, others will be denied or incur exuberant out-of-pocket expenses.

Costs Associated with Senior Falls

In Florida alone, the cost of out-of-pocket expenses associated with such falls totaled as high as $458,000,000, as per the CDC.

This is because falls, most especially among aging adults, have costly consequences including: broken hips, pelvis or humerus, and traumatic brain injury; as well as spillover consequences including blood clots, UTI’s and Pneumonia to name a few.

So, what happens when an external circumstance causes you to fall, ie. ice/liquid on the floor?

Well, the short answer is that it may be a life altering circumstance; one that you may not be able to afford.

Legal Counsel for Senior Falls

Seeking legal assistance to determine your legal rights is key.

If, for example, the responsible party did not clear the ice or liquid that caused your fall in a timely fashion, you may be able to seek reimbursement for all your out-of-pocket expenses, including future medical treatment and bills, as well as pain and suffering.

Hence, it is crucial to select a personal injury law firm with experience and compassion; Bringing peace-of-mind at a time when many feel their world has been turned upside down.

At the Law Offices of James G. Graver, P.A. we will listen respectfully and address your concerns. We can visit you at a mutually agreeable location if you are unable to drive. In addition, we can greet you from the safety of your home via our virtual conferencing capabilities; or setup an in-person, Covid-19 friendly meeting, in our offices or at a destination of your choice.

We strive to serve and accommodate all of our clients in their time of need. Please feel free to contact us for a free, no obligation legal consultation. Call us today at 561-228-7820 or toll-free at 888-GRAVER-3.