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Category: Slip & Fall

The National Council on Aging Offers Helpful Steps to Prevent Falls For People Over Age 65

Posted on May 31, 2017 Nursing Home Accident,Personal Injury,Slip & Fall

According to the  National Council on Aging (NCOA), falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries for people over age 65. Because the key is to know where to look, the NCAO lists the following common factors that can lead to a fall: Balance and gait: During the aging process, people commonly lose… read more

Premises Liability: Can You Recover for Slipping on an Icy Surface?

Posted on April 12, 2017 In The News,Personal Injury,Slip & Fall,State Law

Winter might be winding down, but there is still ample opportunity for snow, ice and other wintry precipitation in the Badger State, which can make for slick sidewalks, parking lots, driveways and roads. While icy conditions are dangerous for drivers, pedestrians are also at risk. In January, the La Crosse Tribune reported that numerous hospitals… read more

New Regulations Help Nursing Home Residents Seek Justice

Posted on October 18, 2016 In The News,Nursing Home Accident,Nursing Home Neglect,Personal Injury,Slip & Fall,What We Do For You (Civil Process)

The United States Department of Health and Human Services finalized an administrative rule that will deny Medicare and Medicaid benefits to nursing homes that require residents to sign forced arbitration agreements. The new regulations will help preserve the rights of individuals injured as a result of nursing home neglect.  These important rights include the right… read more

Seniors Face Injury Risks

Posted on July 15, 2015 Personal Injury,Slip & Fall

Seniors age 65 and older are injured more frequently and with more severe consequences in household accidents, as compared to other age groups compared in a study published by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. In 2011, injured seniors accounted for more than two million emergency room visits. This is more than 40% more visits than younger individuals…. read more