Common Slip & Fall Injuries
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Slip and fall accidents commonly occur where property owners fail to maintain the premises in a safe condition. Spills, damaged walkways, poorly maintained stairwells, and inadequate lighting can all lead to slip or trip and fall accidents. These accidents can cause serious injuries resulting in months of painful medical treatment and therapy.
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The following are the most common slip and fall injuries the attorneys at The Trial Professionals, P.A, have seen among their clients:
Back, Neck & Spinal Cord Injuries
Sudden and unexpected falls can damage vertebrae and result in herniated or slipped discs. These injuries can be exceedingly painful and hinder mobility. It is not uncommon for these injuries to be accompanied by partial paralysis or loss of sensation and radicular pain in the affected parts of the body. Depending on the severity of the injury, disc damage may not heal on its own over time. It is important to see a medical professional to accurately diagnose and treat a spinal cord injury.
Sprains & Strains
The abrupt movement involved in a slip and fall accident can cause the victim to twist an ankle or knee. These injuries can be painful and prevent movement for extended periods of time. The abrupt movement of slipping and falling may also result in a more serious ligament tear or injury.
Slip and fall accidents frequent result in fractures of the forearm, leg, ankle wrist, and hand. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC, the majority of fractures in older adults are the result of a fall. In fact, 95 percent of hip fractures are the result of a fall. Serious fractures often require surgery and lengthy hospitalization.
A sudden jolt to a shoulder from a fall can result in a shoulder dislocation. A shoulder dislocation occurs when the upper arm bone pops out of the cup-shaped socket that is a part of the shoulder blade. A shoulder dislocation can be a very painful injury and once dislocated, the joint may become prone to repeat dislocations. Brachial plexus injuries are also common shoulder injuries that can result from a slip and fall. Minor brachial plexus injuries are common in contact sports and are often called stingers or burners. A brachial plexus injury occurs when the nerves that send signals from your spine to your shoulder, arm and hand, are stretched, compressed, or torn from the spinal cord. Severe brachial plexus injuries can result in the loss of function of sensation in the arm and require medical attention.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention list falls as the most common cause of traumatic brain injury or TBI. Slip and fall accidents have been known to cause concussions that may resolve in a few weeks. Severe head injuries, however, may result in continuing cognitive impairment, mood swings, seizures and other dangerous medical conditions.
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