Slip and Fall Injuries
California fall injuries send more than 2 million victims to the emergency room each year.
Serious fall injuries often involve elderly residents, which falls on business property and work-related falls also kill or seriously injure thousands of California residents.
The Anaheim injury lawyers at Howard Law offer free and confidential appointments to anyone injured in a fall in the Los Angeles area, including Santa Ana and Riverside.
Inadequate safety equipment at work, and falls on business property due to faulty or darkened parking lots, loose handrails, darkened stairwells or entryways, uneven sidewalks, lack of handicapped access ramps and wet, slippery or uneven floors are all common causes of fall injuries for which the property or business owner should be held liable.
California fall injuries increased more than 50 percent between 1991 and 2006– from 55,458 injuries in 1991 to 82,264 in 2006, according to the California Department of Public Health.
More than 18,000 people a year are killed as a result of fall injuries in California.
Elderly residents are particularly vulnerable to falls. More than one-third of those over 65 years old will suffer a fall in the United States each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Each year, more than 15,000 older adults die in falls and nearly 2 million are treated in emergency rooms, making it the leading cause of trauma for those over 65.
California fall injuries can result in bruises, hip and joint fractures, broken arms and legs, and are the leading cause of Traumatic Brain Injury.
Fall injuries, particularly in older adults, can reduce mobility and quality of life, shorten lifespan, and lead to emotional and medical complications that frequently threaten independence. The Anaheim injury attorneys and the Los Angeles wrongful death lawyers at Howard Law fight for the rights of clients who have been hurt in fall injuries. Call (800) 872-5925 for a free consultation