Not surprisingly, people with epilepsy, especially those who have major convulsions, are at a slightly greater risk of accidents and injuries than the general population. Accidental causes of death include fires, drowning, suffocation, falls, and vehicle accidents. While life threatening injuries are not common, the most obvious way to reduce risk is to improve seizure control. Other measures to consider for those that continue to have seizures associated with falls are adjustments made in the home and workplace. Please check back later for more information.