Common Injuries In Slip And Fall Accidents
A slip-and-fall accident can happen anywhere. Whether on a residential, commercial, or industrial property, dangerous conditions can lead to a slip-and-fall accident that results in serious injuries. Indeed, some slip and fall accidents are unpreventable. However, most slip and fall accidents are preventable.
Most slip-and-fall accidents occur due to the negligence of other people, such as property owners. In Florida, you might be qualified to recover financial compensation if you sustain an injury in a slip and fall accident because of another party’s negligence. And fortunately, slip and fall victims can seek compensation for all sorts of injuries.
Common Injuries in Slip and Fall Accidents
After slipping and falling, there are many different injuries that a person can suffer. However, some injuries are more common than others. The following are some of the most common injuries in slip and fall accidents;
Traumatic Brain Injuries
According to Mayo Clinic, falls are the most common cause of TBI. A traumatic brain injury (TBI) arises when a person suffers a blow or jolt to the head. While traumatic brain injuries are more common in older adults and young children, any slip-and-fall accident victim can sustain a TBI. Depending on the circumstances involved, a slip and fall accident can cause a mild TBI, moderate TBI, or severe TBI.
Some common symptoms of traumatic brain injury include;
- Nausea or vomiting
- Problems with speech
- Difficulty sleeping
- Loss of coordination
- Loss of consciousness
- Weakness in fingers and toes
- Loss of balance
The force involved in a slip-and-fall accident can easily cause broken bones. Broken bones are painful and can range from minor to severe breaks. Among the most dangerous types of breaks are fractured hips. A fractured hip can cause severe compilations. Nonetheless, breaks in the legs, arms, collarbone area, rib cage, or shoulders can also cause severe complications.
Spinal Cord Injuries
A spinal cord injury arises when the spinal cord is severed or compressed. Spinal cord injuries can be quite devastating. Often, these injuries result in problems that last for a lifetime. After suffering a spinal cord injury in a slip and fall accident, seeking immediate medical attention is crucial.
Soft Tissue Injuries
After a slip and fall accident, it can be difficult to identify a soft tissue injury since soft tissue injuries are not outwardly visible. Unfortunately, if a soft tissue injury is not treated, it can cause, among other things, chronic pain. After being in a slip and fall accident, you should seek prompt medical attention even if you feel fine so a doctor can help determine if you sustained a soft tissue injury.
Cuts and Abrasions
If a person falls on sharp objects, they may suffer cuts or abrasions. Often, these injuries require superficial treatment and some stitches. However, if the impact of a slip-and-fall accident is substantial, a person can suffer serious cuts or abrasions.
Contact a Coral Springs Slip & Fall Lawyer
If you have suffered injuries in a Florida slip & fall accident, contact our Coral Springs slip & fall lawyers at Lyons & Snyder. We can help you secure the compensation you deserve for your injuries and damages.