Slip and fall accidents take many forms and can injure patients of any age or health condition. Outdoors, wet roads, uneven sidewalks, and debris can cause a trip with a hard landing. Indoors, you might be visiting someone’s home or business when you fall on a stair, or you might be doing chores around your own house. Even if the circumstances are simple, you shouldn’t assume the injury is a minor one—slip and fall accidents can be very serious.
There are a few precautions everyone can take to avoid injuring themselves or their guests. From a practical point of view, always make the effort to keep your property tidy and in good repair both inside and out. Even if you know about a loose step at your front door, your guests won’t, and you could end up liable for their medical bills if they fall.
For your own protection, we at Injury Centers of Brevard recommend basic stretching and stabilizing core exercises that you can do regardless of your physical fitness level to improve your balance, posture, and strength should you ever need to catch yourself from falling.