When you consider a slip and fall accident, you may just be thinking about bumps and bruises or sprained wrists, but there are a variety of serious injuries that can be caused by slippery conditions which may be the result of a property owner’s negligence.
Here are some common types of serious slip and fall injuries?
• Head injuries. Traumatic brain injuries as a result of a fall victim’s head striking the ground can have severe and lifelong consequences. Victims who suffer brain damage may need extensive rehabilitation and could struggle with ongoing mobility issues, memory problems, cognition problems, and behavioral problems.
• Neck, back and spine injuries. A slip and fall – or even catching yourself from slipping and falling – can result in extremely painful and hard to treat neck and back injuries. A slipped disk, broken back, or other injury could lead to chronic pain, a need for surgery, or an inability to return to work.
• Broken hips or broken pelvis. Did you know that a large percentage of slip and fall victims are elderly? Unfortunately, senior citizen are both more likely to fall and more likely to be seriously injured in that fall. A fall accident that breaks a victim’s hip or pelvis could result in a prolonged nursing home stay or a hip replacement surgery.
• Torn tendons and ligaments. Tearing a tendon or ligament in your feet, knees, and wrists is very painful and can have long-term consequences. Many tears take months to heal and require physical therapy. Some tears could require surgery, and some patients never return to 100 percent.
If you feel that it is possible that your injury was caused by the negligence of another, contact The Law Offices of Dussault & Zatir