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Seniors in Kentucky are at risk of falling in public places

Frankfort area seniors understand the importance of not falling. Falling is one of the leading causes of injuries seniors can face, and often it results in serious injuries. Older people are usually more fragile, and recovering from a fall can take much longer. If a senior falls in a public place, it could be as a result of negligence on the part of the property owner.

Seniors are at an increased risk of falling. A fall for a senior can be a serious event with broken bones that take months to recover from. In addition, seniors also have a risk of dying from a fall. Falls are the most common causes of injury for senior citizens and account for 87 percent of fractures for those 65 years of age and older. Thirty percent of falls occur in public places.

There are many hazards that a senior citizen can face when they are out in public. These hazards can lead to a serious injury. One hazard is slippery or uneven floors. Property owners have a responsibility to make sure their floors are safe, but occasionally they are negligent in upkeep and maintenance. There can also be poor lighting, which for seniors is dangerous because they are not able to see where they are going. There can also be unexpected obstacles on the ground, including loose rugs, steps, objects left on the floor, and unstable furniture. Any of these can lead to a serious fall for a senior.

If a senior has been injured as the result of a negligent property owner, the property owner can be held responsible. A premises liability claim can help their injured hold the property owner accountable. Compensation may be available for medical expenses, future medical expenses, pain and suffering and other damages.

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