Trip and Fall Injuries at the Center of Most Injury Claims
Slip and fall accidents are surprisingly common occurrences that many might assume are fairly low intensity. To be fair, many occasions where people slip and fall because of a slippery surface or walking obstruction result in fairly mild injuries like scratches, bruises, or mild sprains. However, there are plenty of occasions where people end up hitting the ground or another surface in a rough way so that they suffer severe injuries. Typically there are a few types of injuries that people involved in slip and fall accidents tend to suffer more than others.
Florida Slip and Fall Accident Claims
When someone suffers a severe injury as a result of a slip and fall accident they will likely suffer significant damages that can drastically affect their life. Extensive medical bills for surgeries, medications, and therapy can drain finances and can sometimes become recurring costs. You can lose wages during recovery or have your ability to work affected. You can seek compensation for these damages and more by filing a slip and fall injury claim. If your injuries were caused by a slip and fall accident that occurred because of a liable party’s negligence then you may have a case for seeking compensation. Property owners have a duty to ensure the safety of their guests by ensuring there are no trip or fall hazards that can injure them and can be liable when they fail to address any known slip and fall risks.
If you believe that you have a viable trip and fall injury claim do not attempt to handle matters on your own. Foregoing the assistance of an experienced slip and fall injury attorney can result in mistakes being made that can reduce the value of your claim. To reach the experienced lawyers of Eberst Law about your slip and fall claim, you can either call our office at 772-225-4900 or contact us online.
The Most Common Injuries Suffered in Slips and Falls
Back Injuries Caused by Slip and Fall Accidents
When many people slip and fall they have a way of landing on their back which can cause some serious damage. Falling on your back can lead to injuries to the tissues that compose your back and in worse scenarios, you can suffer damage to your spine. Soft tissue injuries to your back can cause damage to your muscles and consist of severe contusions or muscle sprains. Spinal injuries tend to be the worst of the back injuries that a person can suffer because of a slip and fall accident. Damaging the spine is quite serious since it houses the spinal cord which is responsible for helping relay sensory information from various parts of the body to the brain. Fracturing vertebrae or slipping a disc can lead to pressure on the spinal cord or even direct trauma that can sometimes be permanent. Since the spinal cord is such a complex bundle of nerves that we have yet to fully understand, damage to it cannot be repaired like with other organs. Spinal cord injuries can result in issues with sensation in the limbs, loss of motor function skills, loss of control of certain organs leading to things like incontinence, and even paralysis.
Traumatic Brain Injuries
One of the most common and severe injuries that a person can suffer in a slip and fall accident is a traumatic brain injury. These injuries are defined as any injury that causes physical damage to the brain due to a physical force that acts upon the head which can consist of an impact with an object or violent jerking movements of the head. Traumatic brain injuries can do permanent damage to the brain which can result in cognitive issues like sleeping problems, issues concentrating, loss of balance or coordination, reduced problem-solving skills, speech problems, mood swings, changes in personality, and many more problems that can severely impact a person’s life. Some of the most common traumatic brain injuries include concussions, coup-contrecoup injuries, brain contusions, diffuse axonal injuries, and penetrating brain injuries.
When people slip and fall only to land on their side, they can land on their hip and fracture it. Fractures and even breaks in the pelvis and other bones in that area can be serious since they are in close proximity to major organs and blood vessels. These injuries have a tendency to occur within older age groups since they are much more prone to falling and have more brittle bones due to their advanced age. However, this kind of injury has the potential to be suffered by even small children.
Consider Eberst Law Firm for Your Slip and Fall Accident Claim
If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident in the Stuart, Florida or Gainesville, Florida area, contact the experienced personal injury team at The Eberst Law Firm. We are ready to handle your case. Our skilled lawyers will be happy to speak with you about the details of your case and offer some options of what kinds of legal action you can take. With representation from Eberst Law, you can be assured that you will have an experienced injury lawyer in your corner fighting to ensure you receive the compensation you need.
Slip and fall accidents can often turn out to be much more complex than many would anticipate. Sometimes there may be more than one liable party or perhaps a pre-existing condition may complicate matters. Regardless, it is within a plaintiff’s best interest to speak to the experienced attorneys of Eberst Law about how we can help you secure the settlement that you deserve.
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