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Tips to Reduce the Risk of Falling for Older Adults

Slip and fall injuries are an unfortunate fact of life, and can cause serious injury and may even be fatal. Certain groups are more at risk for falls, and as a result should take the necessary steps to reduce their risks as much as possible. When falls are the result of negligence, victims may be able to recover through a personal injury lawsuit. Many different scenarios could lead to a fall, and there can often be complicated issues of liability and causation that occur in slip and fall cases. As a result, it is important to retain the services of a skilled personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after sustaining an injury. The attorneys of the Law Offices of Shane Smith are dedicated to helping people recover, and know how to get our clients the compensation that they deserve.

Older adults as a group are at an increased risk of falling and sustaining injuries. According to data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in every three adults over the age of 65 falls. These falls can result in injuries ranging from moderate to severe, and may include injuries such as hip fractures or brain injuries. Fortunately for older adults, there are certain steps that people can take to reduce their risk of falling. These include:

  • Regular exercise – exercise can improve muscle strength and balance, reducing the risk of falling.
  • Discuss your medications with your physician – certain drugs or drug combinations can cause dizziness or drowsiness, increasing the risk of falling.
  • Have your vision checked at least once a year.
  • Reduce tripping hazards by making sure that walkways are cleared of objects and your home is adequately lit.

Contact a Coweta County personal injury attorney for a free consultation

If you or a loved one has sustained an injury in a fall, you should contact one of the experienced personal injury attorneys of the Law Offices of Shane Smith as soon as possible. A slip and fall accident entitle you to significant compensation, and an attorney can help you hold the party or parties responsible for your injuries liable. Our lawyers are dedicated to helping the victims of negligence recover. In order to schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys, call us today at (770) 487-8999.


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia