Our Michigan personal injury lawyers often handle cases involving fall injuries to elderly persons. Falls are very common among individuals aged sixty-five and older and cause serious injuries and death among the victims. These include falls due to defects on a property or sidewalk, due to ice and snow, or due to negligence in a hospital or nursing home.
Fatal Fall Injuries Analysis
The number of falls for elderly people in Michigan is significant and the injuries from those accidents are often severe and can sometimes cause wrongful death. The statistics were tailored by the Michigan Health and Hospital Association and the Michigan Department of Community Health.
- Between 1990 and 2002, the death rate due to elderly falls nearly doubled from 17.9 to 32.5 per 100,000 population.
- An average of 345 older Michigan residents died each year from a fall between 1999 and 2002. Given increasing fall death rates and a Michigan senior population that is growing, there may be a substantial increase in the number of these deaths in the absence of prevention.
- The rate of fatal falls increased dramatically with age. The death rate approximately doubled from one five-year age group to the next.
- Rates were 25% greater for men compared to woman; whites had twice the rate of African Americans.
Legal Rights After A Michigan Fall Injury
Individuals who suffer injuries due to a fall do have legal rights. The person, or most typically a concerned family member, should contact our office immediately after a fall accident to investigate the cause of the accident. These injuries are often not well-documented and it is necessary to do a full investigation, especially because the person does not always have the ability to remember or describe the incident. An injured person may be entitled to monetary compensation for the injuries suffered in a fall if the fall took place in a hospital and the hospital failed to take proper preventative fall measures.
Our No Fee Promise For Michigan Fall Injury Cases
We will represent you in your Michigan under our NO FEE PROMISE. This means that you will not be charged any legal fees whatsoever unless we obtain a settlement or recovery for you. You will have absolutely no obligation for legal fees unless we win your case. If we do not obtain a settlement for you, you owe us nothing!
Contact a Michigan Fall Injury Lawyer
Call us now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our experienced Michigan personal injury lawyers about your case. Our lawyers will start working on your case immediately, gathering all the evidence necessary to prove and win your case.