You probably have heard that older people are just prone to falling. In fact, the National Council on Aging (NCOA) says that falls are the single biggest cause of injuries -- fatal and otherwise -- among adults over 65 years of age.
Are you getting ready to escort a princess or a pirate through the neighborhood to collect candy during this year's annual Halloween festivities? If so, take the time to review these tips that can help protect you and your child from slip-and-fall accidents.
As summer slips into fall, hunting seasons will soon begin. That makes this a good time to brush up on safety issues that are of particular concern to hunters -- but we aren't talking about gun safety.
Have you ever been on an escalator that seemed like it was moving far too fast to be safe? Or one that "stuck" at points, throwing you off balance and causing you to grip the handrail for dear life. One incident like that is enough to make you hunt down the nearest elevator instead.
Because of winter weather, one of the biggest hazards you face while shopping for the holidays could be right under your feet.
What's the biggest danger you face on a daily basis?
A chill is starting to gather in the air at night and leaves are already starting to turn on a few trees -- which means that autumn is surely here.
In a slip-and-fall injury, your clothing and shoes can both end up being important pieces of evidence if the case goes to trial. They may even factor into whether or not a case is settled outside of court.
People often make time in the summer to visit their friends, especially for backyard parties. Unfortunately, accidents can happen during those visits that can end up putting a strain on the friendship.
Slip-and-fall accidents are terribly common -- and they can be more devastating than most people realize. Depending on your age, your health and the type of fall you take, you can end up with anything from a torn ligament in your knee to a traumatic brain injury.