Slip and Fall Accidents

Posted By Gwinnett Medical Back & Neck Pain || 14-Apr-2017

Slip and Fall Accidents

According to the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI), more than one million hospital emergency room visits are caused by slip and fall accidents. Next to car accidents, slip-and-fall injuries are second only to car accidents when it comes to accidental death and disability. Falls represent the third leading cause of death in children and are a leading cause of death in senior adults. They are also the leading type of accidents in hotels, restaurants and public buildings.

Seventy percent of slip and fall accidents happen on flat and level surfaces. You may be out shopping, visiting a friend or eating out with your family. We’ve all experienced times when we might get a little clumsy and may stumble or fall. If you slip and fall, though, it may not be your fault so don’t be embarrassed. Your fall may have been caused by unsafe conditions. Maybe the waitress spilled some water on the way to a table. Maybe the walkway was uneven, the hand rail was broken or the lighting was so poor you couldn’t see adequately.

Slip and fall accidents are a common cause of the neck and back injuries we treat at Gwinnett Medical Back & Neck Pain. If you are suffering from slip and fall back pain in Atlanta, doctors like Dr. Bartolo of Gwinnett Medical, an Atlanta chiropractor who is National Board Certified in Parts I, II, III, IV, and PT, can help. You could begin slip and fall injury treatment in Lawrenceville or Norcross today, if you turn to Gwinnett Medical.

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