If you have been suffering from injuries caused by a slip-and-fall accident and are trying to decide whether or not you should pursue legal action, it is always recommended to speak to an attorney. A slip and fall accident claim can help you recover losses from the accident, and by talking to a skilled attorney, you will be able to better understand the details of your case and any best course of action moving forward.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in every five slip-and-fall accidents results in a broken bone or head injury. There can be many causes of slip and fall accidents, but they are most frequently a result of wet and uneven surfaces. The following hazards may also increase the risk of an unwanted accident:
- Potholes in parking lots
- Loose floor mats
- Poorly constructed stairs
- Lack of handrails
- Waxed or newly mopped floors
- Ice, snow, and rain collection on sidewalks
Slip and Fall-Related Injuries
Slip and fall injuries can result in several different injuries depending on the severity of the fall. Some of the most common types of slip and fall-related injuries include:
Head Injury – If a slip and fall cause a victim to hit their head, the impact could cause anything from a mild bruise or concussion to a traumatic brain injury.
Spinal Cord Injuries – If the spinal cord is compressed or severed due to the victim’s fall, they could risk suffering from a life-threatening injury.
Broken Bones – Although with medical treatment, most broken bones can be healed with a cast or surgical operation, these injuries can still impact a victim’s day-to-day activities, like working or driving.
Cuts or Lacerations – Slip and fall-related cuts are usually superficial and would only require a bandage or stitches, but in some cases, cuts may be an indication of a bigger problem, such as a broken bone.
Getting Legal Help After a Slip-and-Fall accident
Preparing to file a lawsuit for your slip and fall-related injuries can be stressful, especially when trying to take the time you need to recover. Let us help you through your time of need. Here at The Law Offices of John R. Mathias, P.A., we have a team of skilled attorneys committed to getting you back on your feet after your accident.