A New Year May Mean an Increased Risk of Injury
A new year is often used as an opportunity for new beginning and to make changes. It also signifies the progression of time and the fact that we are all just a little bit older than we were yesterday. Unfortunately, as we age, we can develop certain age-related health conditions that can increase our risk of being involved in certain types of accidents. Some of these are discussed below.
Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents can cause surprisingly serious injuries, especially for older adults. Some of the issues that can increase your risk of a slip and fall include poor balance and impaired vision, both of which can occur naturally with age. Some of the things you can do to protect yourself from slip and falls include discussing your medications with your physician, getting your eyes checked, removing fall hazards from your home, and making sure that you keep things that you use regularly out of storage that requires you to climb onto stepladders or chairs.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Issues with vision, night-vision, reaction time, and memory can significantly increase your risk of involvement in a motor vehicle accident. Some of the ways to reduce your accident risk include making sure your eyeglasses prescription is up to date, limiting driving at night, never driving after you have consumed alcohol, and not driving when you are overly fatigued.
Another thing to be on the lookout for as you age is potential medical malpractice from your healthcare providers. As we need more care and develop certain conditions, it becomes more likely that we will become the victim of malpractice. Types of malpractice to look out for include your physician prescribing medications that interact with one another, failing to diagnose a medical condition for a significant period of time, or misdiagnosing a medical condition that could have been easily treated.
Call a Cumming, Georgia Personal Injury Attorney Today for a Free Case Evaluation
Accidents often entitle victims to compensation, even if age-related factors played a role. For this reason, all victims should be sure to have their case reviewed by an experienced lawyer as soon as possible. To schedule a free consultation with one of our Cumming, Georgia attorneys, call Boling Rice LLC at 770-744-0890 or contact us online.