As people get older, the rate for injury increases. In the U.S., one out of three people over the age of 65 will experience a slip and fall related injury. Half of those people are repeat fallers. Those numbers only increase as one gets older. Here at Robert J. DeBry & Associates, we care about your safety and want what’s best for you.
If you live in Salt Lake City and experience a personal injury, consider reaching out to an attorney. Getting hurt because of someone else’s negligence is not your fault, nor your responsibility. With the fall, you may find yourself dealing with medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. The law holds property owners accountable when their recklessness affects another victim, and we are here to sort out all of the details.
However, if you want to avoid being contacted by a personal injury lawyer, there are always ways to fall-proof your home.
To prevent anyone falling in your residence, remove and pick up items that can cause potential slips. Tripping on clutter, pet toys, cords or other small items are the fastest ways to get caught up and fall. If you know that you will be having guests over who may have diminished mobility, consider picking up beforehand and laying rugs out. Hardwood floors also pose a threat to seniors.
Let There Be Light
Even those with poor vision will appreciate a little extra light. Turning on lights and lamps makes the ground more visible and can decrease an injury.
To prevent rugs from moving, adding a non-slip strip or rubber mat beneath the rug can prevent anyone from getting tangled in the rug. If your guests will be using your shower, placing a rubber mat in the tub is another precautionary step.
If you want to avoid speaking with an attorney due to your own negligence, consider making your home a safer place. Your friends will thank you and so will your elders.