Elderly Falling & Technology - Reyes Browne Reilley Law Firm

Author: Angel Reyes  

Personal Injury

With the world continuing to become more technologically advanced by the minute, society as a whole has benefited tremendously. From medical advancement to the mass production of resources in order to sustain a much higher global population, technology has enabled us to grow exponentially. With that being said, one of the purest forms of bliss deriving from technological advancements has to be enabling independence as an individual gets older.

Falling may not seem like a big deal when it comes to a 20-40-year-old. However, to the elder members of our societies, this can mean far worse consequences. Falling above the age of 60 can compromise many things for a person’s health. Healthcare professionals have been developing ways for people to continue their life outside of assisted living for as long as they can make it work safely. Technology has played a huge part in that effort.

Getting older and slowing down can be difficult for some to deal with. Fortunately, getting older doesn’t necessarily put you into a nursing home anymore. With technology, we have enabled a way for senior citizens to live within their own homes for years to come before they need the help of assisted living services. Medical alert systems are becoming more popular each day and have far more capabilities than anyone could have imagined a decade ago.

Which Technology Can Help

On the radar of many youths in America, the majority of medical alert systems they know exist, are Apple Watch’s features. With fall detection and EKG capabilities, the Apple watch has provided many benefits to independent living for our senior citizens. However, there are many caveats when it comes to Apple Watch. To put it simply, there are better options out there that specialize in medical alert systems. When most people begin ranking the medical alert systems, their rankings are based on subjective user experience. However, there is a more objective way to find the best medical alert systems in 2020.

Medical alert systems are incredibly helpful to our senior citizens who want to continue living independently. However, you need to carefully research which one is the right one for your loved one. Our law firm hears about slip & fall cases that come our way just about every day. Typically, they consist of an individual slipping and falling in a supermarket, on a sidewalk that’s uneven, or on any slippery surface where there is no wet floor sign to be found.

These public instances of a fall are less terrifying than when an individual falls at home. Why is this? When an individual falls at home, they may be home alone and have no way to reach the phone to call for help. In a public place, it is typical to have witnesses who can help the fallen individual. At home, it’s purely accidental on the part of the individual. In public, it typically has to do with negligent employees at an establishment not taking proper reasonable care of their premises to provide a safe environment for the public to inhabit.


To prevent the terrifying from happening at home, get a medical alert device. Take your time to research which one will best suit you or your loved one’s needs. To ensure you receive compensation for your injuries due to another’s negligence, call our attorneys. Our slip and fall injury lawyers are the best in the business at holding negligent individuals on their premises accountable. You deserve to have your medical bills paid for and receive compensation for any future instances you may miss out on due to your injuries.

You can reach our dedicated legal professionals day or night. We always take care of our clients like family. Our policies offer 100% free and confidential case evaluations. We operate on a contingency fee basis. This means we do not charge you unless we win for you. Call us today at (214) 526-7900.

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