I know elderly people are more prone to falling. How can I help my elderly mother avoid a slip and fall accident?
It’s true. Unfortunately, as people age, their bodies are more wobbly and they have a hard time walking. As a result, elderly people, in general, are more prone to falls than those who are younger and stronger. In addition, seniors are typically fragile and have weak bones, making it easier for them to get injured in a slip and fall accident in Florida.
While some slip and fall accidents aren’t preventable due to environmental hazards, spilled liquid, neglected maintenance, and overall negligence on the part of someone else, seniors can help reduce their risk for falling.
According to the Brain Injury Association of America, elderly individuals should take the following steps to minimize being in a slip and fall accident:
- Get regular eye examinations
- Wear shoes with a non-slip sole
- Stretch and exercise to build strength and flexibility
- Ensure the proper lighting is in the home
- Keep homes and walkways clutter-free
Because seniors over the age of 75 are more likely to fall and suffer a brain injury or other serious injuries, relatives can help make sure their elderly loved ones are taking these steps to reduce their fall-related injuries. However, even seniors who have taken these steps might be a victim of a slip and fall accident due to someone else’s negligence.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip and fall, it is important to speak with a premises liability attorney in Florida who can share with you your rights and help you pursue justice. You can reach the Law Offices of David Benenfeld at 866-9 HELP NOW or 866-943-5766 for a free consultation today.