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  • "A very special thanks. I don't know what I would have done without you. You were always there when I needed you. You helped to make the worst experience of my life so much easier to live with.

    - Nancy F.
  • “Richard Spencer was there for us from the day after my accident, representing me and my wife, and there throughout the whole lawsuit until it was settled.

    - Felix D.
  • A little over year ago I found myself in need of legal counsel. It's stressful enough when you are in an accident that stops your life as you know it.

    - Marie K.
  • My son and I were involved in a major car accident and my son was seriously injured. I met Richard and he got my son the maximum we could get.

    - Eran F.
  • I've used Mr. Spencer's services a couple of times now and could not be happier with the level of service, his professionalism, and the manner.

    - Gabriel S.
  • Richard is my GO TO ATTORNEY, I know he will take care of my legalities and I trust Richard in every aspect of handling my law case.

    - Sandra B.

The dangers of stairs for the elderly and tips to stay safe

Falls are the No. 1 one cause of injury and death for senior citizens in the United States. It's because every second of every day a senior citizen suffers a fall in one way or another. Falls can occur just about anywhere, but are most likely to occur in the home. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) there were 29 million fall cases in 2014.

Seniors can take their safety into their own hands, especially at home, when it comes to suffering a fall. Preventing a fall is quite simple and can be done with a few adjustments to the home, if possible. One is to install a chair lift that carries the senior up the steps. There's also the possibility of installing a ramp or even an elevator for those who have the funds.

Seniors should always discuss their medications with their doctors. Find out which medicines are likely to cause drowsiness, or instability, which can lead to falls. If at all possible, have the medication switched to one that is less likely to cause a fall.

Seniors should have their eyes checked annually. If glasses need to be updated, this should also be performed. Having a clear line of vision makes it less likely for a senior to suffer a fall.

Seniors should also rid their homes of hazards that can cause falls, such as junk lying around on the floor, throw rugs, small furniture and much more.

Have you or a loved one suffered a fall that has led to injuries? Contact our San Fernando Valley firm to speak with a personal injury attorney about your case and how you can go about getting compensation for your injuries.

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22801 Ventura Blvd
Suite 112
Woodland Hills, CA 91364

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