Falls are the leading cause of injuries suffered by elders in Massachusetts, according to a recent news article from the Worcester Telegram. This article focuses on how these falls are not only dangerous for elders, but are also largely preventable. In terms of a personal injury lawsuit involving an elder injury, it is often a question of whether or not a defendant acted reasonably so as to prevent the fall accident from occurring.
One man interviewed for the article said his fall was a result of wearing socks on slick bathroom tiles. He suffered serious injuries as a result of his fall in the bathroom, and he showed the results of those injuries to his classmates in an exercise program to help get seniors to improve their balance and maintain their strength, so these types of accidents are less likely to happen in the future. He also said beyond stretching and improving his balance, he is learning to be more cognizant of his movements as means of preventing another serious fall accident. Continue reading