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Common Causes of Fall Injuries

Falls are a leading cause of major injury and accidental death in the U.S., especially in workplaces. Every year millions of Americans are treated for injuries resulting from falls, and thousands of them die from their injuries. Young children and the elderly are especially vulnerable, but these serious accidents can happen to anyone.

Nearly all of these accidents are preventable by following basic safety protocol. If you or someone you love has suffered a fall injury on neglected or overly hazardous property, you may have grounds for legal action. Learn more by calling Jacksonville fall injury lawyer Don Guthrie at 904-296-1088.

How Falls Happen

Falls are often the result of reckless behavior or negligent property owners. Some of their leading causes include:

  • Poorly maintained stairways, porches, or pedestrian bridges
  • Puddles on the floor in stores and other businesses
  • Windows, balconies, or other structures without necessary railings
  • Construction site accidents
  • Lack of supervision of children or mentally impaired adults

It is a tragedy when people suffer severe or even fatal injuries due to another party’s recklessness or lack of foresight.

Consequences of Falls

The consequences of a fall are often severe; in fact, these accidents are a leading cause of injuries requiring hospitalization. The potential effects of a fall, particularly a long one, include:

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Bone fractures
  • Spinal cord damage
  • Severe skin lacerations
  • Nerve damage

Contact Us

If you or a loved one has suffered major injuries after a preventable fall, you may have grounds for legal action. Contact Jacksonville fall injury attorney Don Guthrie, PA at 904-296-1088.








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