Many car accidents are preventable, but they leave victims with injuries that can last a lifetime. A study recently released from California AAA cites links between a senior who has sustained multiple falls and a higher likelihood of behind the wheel crash. Doing physical things can become more complicated after you have sustained a fall and elderly individuals who have sustained multiple falls may be suffering from issues like vision impairments and poor balance.
Are Car Accidents Tied to Fall Injury History?
Although every individual is different, it is important to understand that a relatively elderly driver who has suffered injuries from multiple falls should be examined medically in order to determine whether or not there can be benefits associated with fitness activities improving flexibility or driver impairment courses. Without an awareness of the potential risks, car accidents may be more likely.
Individuals behind the wheel of a car could sustain problems with falls. If you have been injured in an accident because the other driver was negligent or not paying attention behind the wheel, you may have grounds for filing a personal injury claim. It is imperative that you get medical attention as soon as possible. Unfortunately, far too many people do not realize the extent of their injuries until it is too late. Do not hesitate to get medical attention from a professional as soon as possible. Car accidents can yield serious injuries and problems for the future.
SENIOR PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY & FIRM FOUNDER
Michael Pines is a former insurance company attorney who graduated from the University of California Hastings College of the Law in 1987. While he was an insurance attorney, he learned from behind the scenes how insurance companies work and how they decide how much to pay injured people. Now that he works against insurance companies, Michael’s inside knowledge has resulted in significant benefits to his clients injured in car accidents. Learn more about Michael Pines