If you currently face hardships in the wake of a fall, or you worry about becoming injured in a fall-related accident, it is important to address any concerns that you have. For example, you should carefully review the details of an accident that has left you hurt, and gather evidence if another party’s negligence contributed to the accident. You should also focus on safety measures to avoid falling down in the first place.
Regrettably, many people continue to fall down as a result of the carelessness of others, and statistics reveal how devastating these accidents are.
Data highlights the consequences of falls
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that falls account for more traumatic brain injuries than any other factor, and more than 800,000 people require hospitalization each year after falling down. According to CDC data, 20% of falls lead to serious injuries, such as head injuries and broken bones.
In addition, falls are especially concerning with respect to older adults. On an annual basis, more than 3 million older adults receive treatment in emergency departments after falling down.
Moving forward after a fall
If you become hurt after falling down, it is pivotal to focus on your physical well-being and recovery. However, you also need to think about the potential financial and emotional consequences you currently face and could experience in the future due to the accident. For example, a fall could impact your ability to work, pursue hobbies and take care of various responsibilities.
If a property owner failed to address a hazard properly and their negligence caused you to become injured, stand firm for your rights.