Scientists Investigate Slips and Falls Which Account for the Most Injuries Among Elderly
I deal with the consequences of many slip and fall cases after I am contacted by people who have been hurt by falling on floors or other surfaces.
Elderly people are particularly susceptible to fall accidents. These are not always the fault of the owner of a store or other premises or a local authority that has failed to repair a sidewalk.
Balance can be a major issue for many older people. Now researchers are finding out more about the science of trips and falls, the Wall Street Journal reports.
Scientists are finding out that maintaining balance requires complex coordination of the feet, arms and other parts of the body.
“Other research is exploring how the brain controls our balance, which isn’t well understood,” the Wall Street Journal reported.
Motion-detector neurons deep in the brain control our balance, the research states.
This pioneering research could one day help training techniques for gymnasts, skiers and other athletes, the report states.
The seriousness of falls cannot be overstated when we have the elderly in mind. Falls are the number one reason for death and injury among the over 65s, states the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
If you have been injured in a fall due to the fault of another you should call a Norfolk, VA slip and fall lawyer. A case can be brought where.
- The property owner or an employee caused the dangerous condition
- The property owner or an employee on the premises knew about the hazardous condition and failed to remedy it.
- The property owner or an employee should have known about the hazardous condition and fixed it or warned of it.
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