It is estimated that by the year 2020 the annual costs for injuries sustained during slip-and-fall accidents by our elderly citizens will reach $54 billion. Fall-related injuries among our seniors are one of the 20 most expensive medical conditions. However, securing compensation in a slip-and-fall case can be tricky.
Elderly citizens may be enticed by insurance companies to settle for less than what they are entitled to. This is why you should have an Atlanta personal injury lawyer working on your case if you or your elderly loved one has been injured in a slip-and-fall. Kaufman Law, P.C. has been representing injured victims since 1977.
Even after taking precautions, Georgia residents can still become victims of a slip-and-fall accident. If you have been injured, you will need both medical and legal consultation. The experienced personal injury attorneys at Kaufman Law, P.C. are ready to help you in your time of need. Please call us today for a free review.
The average medical costs of fall-related injuries for people age 72 and older is nearly $19,500 and rising. As we age, our bones become less dense, making us more susceptible to fractures. Just over one-third of elderly, non-fatal slip-and-fall injuries are fractures, which account for 61 percent of direct medical costs. Among adults 65 and older, hip fractures are the primary cause of hospitalization or death.
When looking at potential costs from a slip-and-fall accident, many factors beyond the initial treatment of injuries need to be considered:
If you have been injured in a slip-and-fall accident, you will need the help of an experienced attorney to obtain adequate compensation. The Atlanta personal injury attorneys at Kaufman Law, P.C. are standing by to answer any questions you may have concerning your rights. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.