Accidental falls have always been a cause for concern. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), nearly 20% of falls result in some type of injury. In the United States, accidental falls are the most common cause of nonfatal injuries in people over the age of 65. Additionally, three million older patients are treated in the ER for falls, and 800,000 patients are hospitalized for falls each year. Major efforts have been taken to prevent these accidental falls from occurring.
There are approximately 1.7 million traumatic brain injury (TBI) related deaths in America each year. A person does not have to be traveling at high speed or strike a hard object to sustain a TBI. Warning signs of a serious brain injury include:
• Confusion and short-term memory loss
• Unusual sluggishness
• Nausea and dizziness
• Weakness/numbness of one side of the body.
It is crucial that a person suffering from any of the above symptoms, or is likely to be suffering from a TBI, seek medical attention as soon as possible.
Firm attorney, Benny Agosto, Jr. recently settled a case in which a person was ejected from a golf cart and later died after sustaining a traumatic brain injury. There has been substantial criticism over the safety of golf carts. In 2015, The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimated that nearly 18,000 people required emergency care due to golf cart-related injuries. The carts were not designed for use on public roads. However, at least 375 municipalities have ordinances that allow this to occur. With the lack of safety regulations over golf carts and the serious and sometimes fatal results of traumatic brain injuries, this is a serious cause for concern.
Benny Agosto, Jr. is a partner at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner in Houston, Texas. For over 66 years, Abraham Watkins has successfully represented injured people and families who fall victim to catastrophes, including multiple golf cart ejection cases. Our attorneys have the knowledge, experience and resources necessary to obtain just compensation their clients. For more information, please contact the office of Benny Agosto, Jr. at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner, by letter at 800 Commerce Street, Houston, Texas 77002, or by phone at (713) 222-7211.