According to the National Safety Council, around 8.9 million visits to the emergency room are the result of a slip and fall accident. Those who are 55 and older are more prone to being victims of a slip and fall accident, resulting in more serious, life-threatening injuries. Of course, falling can happen to anyone no matter what age, so it’s important to be aware of the most common locations falls take place and to remember certain preventative tips that could help avoid a slip and fall accident. Many falls occur in doorways, ramps, cluttered hallways, uneven surfaces, areas prone to wetness and spills, areas with heavy traffic, stairs and ladders. Being aware of this information could help you prepare you if you happen to come across a situation where you need to walk through a cluttered hallway or an uneven surface. Being hyperaware of your surroundings and where you’re going will go a long way when it comes to slip and fall prevention. Other helpful tips like securing cords out of traffic areas, removing tripping hazards, checking walkways regularly for damage and cleaning up spills immediately are also very important if you want to avoid a slip and fall accident. If you or someone you know has been injured in a car crash or truck accident and are in need of an accident attorney in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Naples, Ocala, Orlando, Tampa, Gainesville, Jacksonville, Tallahassee, Ft. Myers or any other city in Florida
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