Slip and Fall Accident Injuries
Slip and fall accidents can be hazardous and cause serious injury. Additionally, the elderly are particularly vulnerable to experiencing long-term negative effects from slips and falls due to their increased likelihood of having fragile bones. When you’ve been injured in a slip and fall caused by another’s negligence, you have the right to claim compensation. You have three years to file a claim, but in that time, evidence and witnesses can disappear, so getting started quickly can make a big difference.
Common Injuries Suffered in a Slip and Fall Accident
- Broken bones: Broken bones are one of the most common injuries suffered in a slip and fall. These injuries can be particularly severe if the victim falls from a significant height or lands on an object that causes additional impact.
- Sprains and strains: Sprains and strains occur when ligaments and muscles are stretched beyond their normal range of motion, resulting in tears or stretching. Although sprains and strains may seem minor compared to broken bones, they can still be very painful for victims.
- Head injuries: Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are some of the most serious consequences of slip-and-fall accidents because they can have long-term physical, emotional, and cognitive effects. Slipping on wet floors or stairs due to another’s negligence can cause someone to hit his or her head on a hard surface, resulting in a TBI.
- Spinal cord injuries: Victims of slip-and-fall accidents can also suffer severe spinal injuries that may permanently alter their daily lives. Loss of sensation, paralysis, and other serious complications can occur if the victim’s spine is severely damaged due to the fall.
- Soft tissue injuries: Soft tissue injuries can result from slips and falls caused by wet surfaces or objects left in walkways. These injuries include bruises, scrapes, cuts, sprains and strains. They may not seem serious at first but can cause chronic pain and discomfort over time if not properly treated.
- Contusions and lacerations: Contusions and lacerations can occur when a person slips or falls on an object, such as glass or sharp edges. These injuries can range in severity from mild cuts to deep gashes that require medical attention.
- Psychological trauma: Psychological trauma is also common in slip and fall accidents. Victims may experience anxiety, depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). These feelings can interfere with everyday activities and require professional treatment in order to manage symptoms effectively.
With the help of an experienced lawyer, victims of a slip and fall can navigate the legal system with confidence and secure much-needed financial assistance. Taking these steps is necessary for protecting your rights and helping you cope with any physical, emotional, or psychological trauma resulting from the accident. It is important to remember that no two slips and falls are alike, and each case must be approached uniquely to ensure a favorable outcome.
Roeser Law Firm: Slip and Fall Injuries
Contact the Roeser Law Firm if you have been injured in a slip and fall. You can contact our experienced legal team by calling (202) 660-4070 or submitting a request online or submitting a request online. We offer a free consultation to discuss your case, answer questions and let you know how you can recover the compensation that you deserve.