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Fall Injuries

Boston Fall Injury Lawyer

As a Boston fall injury attorney, Jeffrey R. Chapdelaine knows about the serious injuries suffered by thousands of people each year. Uneven pavement, inadequate lighting, wet surfaces, and faulty stairs and handrails are common causes of Massachusetts fall injuries.

More than one-third of adults over the age of 65 suffer a fall each year in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Falls are the leading cause of injury death for older Americans.

In a 2005 study by the CDC, more than 15,800 people over 65 died from fall injuries and almost two million were treated in emergency rooms.

Fall injuries are a leading cause of serious head injuries and can often result in broken bones, including hips and joints. Additionally, falls, especially in older adults, can lead to psychological problems involving the fear of falling, reduced mobility and increased dependence.

Unlit parking lots and walkways; cracked, uneven or broken sidewalks; wet floors and missing or faulty stairs or handrails can all lead to fall injuries. Business owners, landlords and property owners can and should be held responsible for serious injuries or death caused on their property due to the negligent maintenance or care.

If you or a loved one has suffered a fall injury and you need to speak with a Boston fall injury attorney, call The Law Offices of Jeffrey R. Chapdelaine at 617-404-1410 for a free appointment to discuss your case.