If you are or have been involved in some type of slip and fall accident in Atlanta, the chances of you straining or breaking one of your limbs significantly increase because of the way in which you fall.
If you happen to slip and fall forward, your body is naturally inclined to put your arms and hands out in an effort to cushion yourself. This type of reaction can leave you with a sprained wrist or a broken arm, depending on the extent of the fall.
Conversely, falling backward tends to see people landing on the back of their head, causing a concussion, or some type of back and neck injury.
If you are hurt in a slip and fall accident, contact our Atlanta Chiropractors to learn how we can help you recover.
Call us today at (404) 889-8828.
Whether you are injured from falling down the stairs at home or from a slippery surface at your job, the results of these accidents are devastating in more than one way.
The National Floor Safety Institute offers the following statistics that highlight the type of impact slip and fall accidents have on those affected, the environment, and the economy.
Some of the most common injuries and symptoms our Atlanta Chiropractors treat when dealing with slip and fall accidents, include:
Some of these conditions are a result of contusions that develop within your nervous system.
If you have pinched or damaged your nerves as a result of your fall, the paths your nerves and blood flow through are narrowed, essentially preventing your body from communicating with itself. This environment also diminishes and slows your body’s natural recovery process.
Bruises are evidence of contusions and they can be treated by applying cold packs or ice and compression, as well as elevating the injured limb.
While you can avoid many slip and fall accidents when proper safety precautions are followed, when someone is negligent, you pay the price.
The good news is that our experienced Atlanta slip and fall Chiropractors can help you with many of the repercussions of a slip and fall.
We give you what you need to heal.
Call now at (404) 889-8828.
According to the State of Georgia’s current legislation regarding slip and fall accidents, any person injured in a slip and fall accident must align with the following considerations in order to move forward with a justified lawsuit.
In order to prove that the property owner or manager was aware the dangerous condition(s), an attorney must present evidence that demonstrates that the potential threat had existed over a long enough period of time where it should have been discovered through scheduled inspections required by state law.
All Georgia personal injury cases, including slip-and-fall lawsuits, also consider all circumstances and actions conducted by the accident victim in order to determine if they are at fault or share some of the responsibility.
If you are the victim of a slip and fall accident and engaged in some type of activity that is considered to be careless by a court, you can be held responsible for all damages, including financial costs.
Georgia state law dictates that if you are found to be at fault, then you do not deserve to be compensated for any damage sustained.
If you’ reconsidering filing a lawsuit after being involved in a slip and fall accident, understand that the statute of limitations that will affect any claim made in the State of Georgia.
Under Georgia Code section 9-3-33, the law states that “Actions for injuries to the person shall be brought within two years after the right of action accrues.”
This means that anyone who is involved in a slip and fall accident and wants to file a lawsuit against the property owner, they have two years to do so from the original date that the accident took place.
With an MRI machine available at each of our locations, AICA Atlanta offers the most comprehensive treatment you’ll find in Atlanta.
Whether your accident resulted in hurt vertebrae, pulled muscles, ligament strains or tears, AICA Atlanta’s board-certified Chiropractors will find the treatment that will carry you toward full and complete recovery.
No injury is too minor or severe.
Come to one of our treatment centers today. You’ll receive excellent care, including a proper diagnosis of your specific condition and the best care.
First, you have to look where you’re going. Don’t tread over loose rugs and carpets, over ice and rough ground. Wear the best shoes that you can buy, with solid soles and a good hug around your foot. It’s even important for everyone to emplace handles in their bathroom showers – this can help all ages of people, not just the elderly.
Good housekeeping is the first and the most important consideration for preventing falls at home. Review the following practical steps you can take to reduce the risk of injuring yourself:
Your hip is at great risk in a slip and fall. While the hip is most fragile among those who are over 60 years old, a slip and fall can sometimes be serious enough that any injury should be examined by a specialist.
So make sure that after an injury, you contact the experienced Chiropractors at AICA Atlanta. We’ll even pick you up if you can’t get to us on your own because of your injuries.
Before you let the pain go on for another day… Call AICA Atlanta.
Our Atlanta Chiropractic Clinic is located at:
1132 Hightower Trail, Sandy Springs, GA