When it comes to personal injury, damage to your spinal cord can have serious repercussions on your daily activities, mobility and, ultimately, your quality of life.
A recent study from John Hopkins University shows evidence that indicates an increase in spinal cord injuries throughout the United States. It’s no secret that slip and fall accidents are the main culprit of spinal injuries.
Car accidents are still a major cause of spinal cord injuries, but according to researchers, the rate of spinal injuries has increased dramatically due to slips and falls among older adults and senior citizens. These slip and fall accidents can result in reduced mobility, constant pain, temporary numbness or even quadriplegia.
Thanks to breakthroughs in medical science, people are living longer than ever. This may be one reason for the growing numbers of senior accidents. That is why it’s so important for businesses and homeowners to make every effort to prevent these devastating injuries.
While falls that involve older adults may sometimes be the result of age-related changes, they often result from hazardous conditions such as wet floors, bunched carpeting or a lack of handrails.