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Common Injuries Associated With Slip And Fall Accidents

Trips, slips, and falls happen more often today than one might think. According to research by the National Safety Council, approximately 9.2 million people sought treatment in emergency rooms for fall-related injuries in 2016. They can have short or long term effects on the individual. These events can occur at home, work, or somebody else's property, and unfortunately, sometimes, they lead to death as well.

If the issue happens at a place of business or at someone else's house, the injured party may be able to recover compensation for their damages. However, they must prove that the organization or individual was negligent in some way. For instance, perhaps there was liquid on the floor at a grocery store without a caution sign being present, or maybe a workplace had wires strung out across the floor instead of being installed properly. Then again, there could be a hole in a homeowner's yard that they neglected to fill in or tell anybody about.

The bottom line is that a lot of different things can cause slips, trips, and falls. Proving that the other party is at fault is often easier said than done though. After all, by the time police, insurance adjusters, or a lawyer is investigating the scene, it is highly probable that the issue will have been addressed. That is where having a personal injury attorney in your corner can prove to be beneficial. Our firm has over 30 years of experience in navigating the complex Florida legal system.

The team fights with the best interest of each client in mind, and they will be more than happy to do the same for you. Our lawyers will build a strong case by collecting witness testimonies, security camera footage, pictures of the accident scene, and more. Don't get stuck paying medical expenses for injuries that were no fault of your own. Instead, put a proven commodity in your corner to recover the money that you deserve. We serve the areas of...

• Arcadia, Fort Myers, Venice
• Port Charlotte, Englewood, Punta Gorda
• North Port And Sarasota

Common Damages With Slips, Trips, And Falls

Head Injuries

Minor issues like concussions usually clear up on their own after a period. However, if the person lands just right, the matter can become much, much more serious. He or she may experience bleeding or swelling in or around the brain. The problem may be able to be corrected in some instances with medications or surgery. Yet, on other occasions, the symptoms may not be correctable. Hence, the person has to live out the rest of his or her life with the ailments.

Fractures And Broken Bones

While these wounds may not sound like they are all that severe, they can be, so they should never be taken lightly. That is not to say that every fall will result in a catastrophic event such as a shattered hip or knee. Rather, sometimes, the dilemma is a minor fracture. Nevertheless, breaks that require numerous surgeries to fix can be part of the equation as well. These damages are painful, and they can be quite costly to repair.

Spinal Injuries

Spinal cord injuries are one of the most expensive types of damages to deal with, as some research indicates that they can cost close to a million dollars in the first year alone. When the issue occurs higher up in the spinal cord, there is a chance of the individual becoming fully paralyzed. Meanwhile, lower injuries regularly produce paraplegia or partial paralysis of the lower limbs.