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How Bad Is A Slip And Fall Injury?

When people hear the term “slip and fall” they just simply imagine someone slipping on a wet floor, stumbling, and falling to the ground. It doesn’t seem that it sounds that bad right? So why are there slip and fall accident claims? The reality is, most slip and fall accidents are not a big deal and may just leave you a little sore in the morning. However, there are also slip and falls that can cause life-long debilitating injuries.

Severe Slip And Fall Injuries

Some slip and fall injuries can be so severe they can lead to surgery, physical therapy, and even paralysis. Here are some of the worst injuries that can occur from a slip and fall:

Shoulder Injuries: Your shoulder is full of nerves, so a shoulder injury can be extremely painful. This is amplified by how often we use our shoulders to do simple activities like taking food out of the fridge or typing a document for work. Shoulder injuries most often happen when a person can’t catch themselves during a fall. The simple physics of a fall makes people often hit the ground shoulder first with all their weight.

Hip Fractures: Hips are another area that often hits the ground first after a fall. In fact, according to the CDC, 95% of all hip injuries are the result of a fall. This critical joint is necessary for our mobility and a hip injury can take you off your feet for a long time. What’s worse, is statistically 1 in 5 people will die within a year due to a hip fracture. This is an especially bad problem for the elderly.

Back Injuries: Back injuries are incredibly debilitating as we rely on our spine for our mobility. Back injuries can include muscle tears, broken bones, and slipped discs, all of which can dramatically change your life. Back injuries also last a lifetime and can cause recurring pain. As a result, back injuries are the most expensive injuries to treat. Surgeries are very complex, there is a lot of therapy involved, and there is typically years of pain.

Head Injuries: Head injuries can fundamentally change your life. Not only do head injuries cause severe pain, they can also lead to traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). TBIs can cause a range of psychological damage including memory loss, mood disorders, and can progressively get worse over time. TBIs cause a huge financial and emotional burden.

All of these severe injuries can be the result of a slip and fall.

What Happens If My Slip And Fall Was The Result Of Someone Else?

Slip and fall injuries are often the result of the negligence of someone else. Building without adequate safety features or warning signs, create hazards that can lead to falls, but could also be prevented by the building owner. In these cases, the building owner is at fault for your injuries and they should pay for all the costs associated with them. If your slip and fall was the result of someone else’s negligence, you need to speak with a slip and fall attorney immediately.

At All Injuries Law Firm, we know how serious a slip and fall can be. We’ve been representing slip and fall accident victims in Florida for over 30 years. We’ve seen the physical, emotional, and financial burden a slip and fall can cause. We also know that insurance companies will downplay these injuries to get out of paying for the building owner’s negligence. Our attorneys won’t let them get away with this, we’ll fight to make sure that you get the care you need to recover from these debilitating injuries. Call us today at 1-942-625 HURT for a free consultation to learn how we can help you recover from your fall.