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Preventing Bathroom Falls

Preventing Bathroom Falls

Posted By The Weinstein Firm, LLC || 10-Jan-2017

Aside from car accidents, wrongful death, and medical malpractice cases, our Atlanta personal injury attorney at The Weinstein Firm, LLC has represented many clients involved in slip and fall accidents. Each year, millions of elder adults fall and suffer catastrophic injuries. Falls are the most common cause of injuries for those 65 years of age or older, with 80% of them occurring in the bathroom.

Furthermore, minors are also at risk of slip and falls. Approximately 235,000 people ages 15 years old or more visit emergency rooms due to bathroom fall incidents. Out of that number, around 14% end up hospitalized.

In order to prevent bathroom falls, the following are a few tips to protect yourself from potential hazards:

  • Install grab bars near the toilet – as well as inside showers or bathtubs – to make it easier to sit and stand.
  • Use nightlights to betters see when it is dark.
  • Maintain clean showers and tubs to prevent soapy buildup.
  • Use non-slip mats or adhesive strips insides, as well as outside, the shower or bathroom.
  • Use liquid soap to avoid bending over.
  • Install the bathroom door to make it swing outward.
  • Check your vision on a regular basis since vision issues can cause disorientation.
  • Exercise on a regular basis to maintain good health and perverse balance.

Slip and fall accidents often result in broken bones, bruising, sprains, and other injuries which require ample time for recovery. By applying these safety tips, bathroom falls can be avoided. It doesn’t matter how old you are, slip and fall accidents can be quite dangerous, which is why you must always be cautious.

If you have suffered a serious injury after being involved in a slip and fall accident caused by a negligent party, request a free consultation with The Weinstein Firm, LLC today.

Categories: Slip and Fall