Dutchess County Attorney Representing Injured and Sick Seniors
The diagnosis or threat of a life changing disease can devastate a person and their family. We are all familiar with cancer, dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS), heart attack, and strokes to name just a few. Many reputable resources are available for families. Take advantage of the following resources:
- Cancer - https://www.cancer.gov/
- Dementia - http://www.alz.org/dementia/types-of-dementia.asp
- Alzheimer’s - http://www.alz.org/
- Parkinson’s - http://www.pdf.org/
- Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS) - http://www.alsa.org/about-als/what-is-als.html
- Heart Attack -http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/
- Strokes - http://www.strokeassociation.org/STROKEORG/
Slip & Fall Accidents Endangering Elders
Out of all the people in the country, seniors might be the most prone to serious and long lasting injuries than any other age group, including young children. However, seniors are also the most likely to be disregarded when they are hurt. They are unfairly called exaggerators or totally ignored when they ask for compensation. It is an unfortunate situation that Martin Law, PC, hopes to correct.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other safety organizations, falls are the number one cause of injury for Americans over the age of 65. As people age, balance and coordination beings to deplete. Issues that many might consider minor can become major hazards for a senior, causing a painful or disabling slip and fall accident. If the slip or trip hazard should have been addressed by the property owner or controller, liability for the senior’s damages could fall upon their shoulders.
Examples of hazards that could result in a slip accident include:
- Damaged sidewalks
- Broken or uneven steps and stairways
- Missing handrails near steps
- Cluttered aisles in retail or grocery stores
- Slippery conditions caused by snow or ice
- Loose carpeting in homes or offices
- Stray wires or cables
- Puddles on tiles in department stores
Other Causes of Serious Injuries to Seniors
Another common cause of serious injuries to seniors are automobile accidents. Thousands of car crashes occur each day, many of which only result in minor injuries. For a senior, however, even a slow speed collision could create several health conditions that need immediate medical attention, such as a fractured bone or deep laceration.
In addition to car accidents, seniors are vulnerable to harm caused by:
- Caregiver negligence at an assisted living clinic
- Nursing home abuse from malicious or criminal orderlies
- Bedsores, malnutrition, and dehydration at nursing homes
- Medical malpractice and prescription errors
Standing Up for Our Citizens That Need It the Most
Martin Law, PC, knows and respects that seniors have a set of legal rights that protect them from abuse, negligence, and unreasonable hazards. When an insurance company or the liable party is trying to ignore or minimize the true extent of your injuries, it is time to call upon our Firm for help. Call (845)-764-8104 to speak with a team that has more than 20 years of legal experience and a history of using a personal touch whenever managing a client’s case.
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