Slip and fall accidents are among the most common accidents in the United States. These accidents can occur in the workplace, at construction sites, supermarkets, and more nationwide. They are often serious incidents that can lead to catastrophic injury and under dire circumstances, death. Below are the different types of injuries that can result from a slip and fall accident:
Slip and fall victims often hit their head on impact. While in most cases the victim will not feel anything beyond mild pain, trouble can be brewing beneath the surface. Symptoms of a head injury will often appear hours or oven days after the incident has occurred. Symptoms can be mild such as dizziness, sudden headaches, and bruising to more severe such as swelling, cognitive problems, difficulty concentrating and more.
Spinal Cord Injuries
The nature of a slip and fall often leaves the spinal cord prone to direct impact. Damage to the spinal cord has body-wide effects that can lead to costly or catastrophic injuries. A slip and fall can cause slipped discs and nerve damage that can greatly affect a victim’s mobility overtime. Victims may find themselves experiencing poor circulation, neck, and joint pain.
Broken / Fractured Hips
Many of the victims of slip and fall accidents happen to be elderly. In fact, statistics show that the elderly are the largest demographic in slip and fall injuries. The most common injury among them is a broken or fractured hip. This kind of injury could require extensive and costly surgery to fix. A victim’s mobility can be severely diminished or eliminated altogether, causing a victim to be out of commission for an extended period of time.
Victims of slip and fall injuries often experience twisted ankles, breaks, and sprains after a slip and fall. A victim may find that the pain does not feel too severe and will often disregard the injury as a minor one. But if left untreated, these sprains could cause irreversible damage that can change how a victim gets around forever.
Slip and fall accidents can be life changing or deadly but they can also be avoided easily. These accidents are often caused by negligence of a workplace or establishment. Nobody should have to suffer long term consequences due to someone else’s negligence. If you or a loved one has suffered a slip and fall injury, the experienced and aggressive personal injury attorneys from The Paris Firm can help. Call (909) 325-6185 or contact us online to arrange your free initial consultation and case evaluation.
From our offices in Chino Hills, we represent clients injured in slip and fall accidents throughout Los Angeles County, San Bernardino County, and Riverside County.