The Most Common ER Visit Can Be Prevented
Most people visit the emergency room when the care needed for themselves or a loved one requires immediate medical attention. Chest pains, broken bones, Connecticut auto accidents, severe burns, and gastrointestinal illness are among some of the reasons Connecticut residents get treated at their local emergency department. However, according to a New York City physician, the biggest reason people visit the emergency department is due to slip and fall accidents.
While many fall injuries are truly accidents, most head injuries sustained in falls are preventable by use of a helmet especially falls from a bicycle or motorcycle. Connecticut helmet law requires all bicyclists under the age of 16 to wear a helmet. Motorcyclists age 17 years and younger are required to wear a helmet while all motorcyclists are required to wear protective eyewear unless their bike is equipped with a windshield.
If you or your loved one was injured in a Connecticut slip and fall accident or some other type of fall, and believe someone else to be at fault, call our office. Our team of experienced attorneys will help you protect your interests.