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Watch Your Step: To Do Otherwise May be Dangerous

Authored by Joseph Cammarata

Did you know that the number one reason for injury and death among people age 65 and older is falls? Did you also know that more than two million older people went to an emergency room in 2000 because of a fall? This information comes from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention according to an article in the Wall Street Journal.

You should not be comforted by the statistics if you are younger than age 65 because you too can suffer serious injury, such as broken bones or brain injury, and death. Younger people are not immune from injury from falls. Falls can occur because of a variety of reasons including the failure of a store owner, mall operator, homeowner to keep the premises safe from tripping or slipping hazards. Such hazards may exist because uneven or unmarked pavement or wet services.

If you or a loved one suffers an injury from a fall, call the Washington, DC personal injury lawyers at Chaikin Sherman Cammarata & Siegel, P. C. for a free consultation. We have handled many cases involving falls in the metropolitan D.C. area, including Maryland and Virginia.