Despite the whimsical name, slip and fall accidents are often extremely dangerous and can lead to surprisingly serious injuries. A slip and fall accident can lead to significant physical, financial, and emotional consequences with long-lasting repercussions for your life and livelihood.
Slip and fall accidents are closely associated with four types of serious injuries:
1. Spinal Cord Injuries
Slip and fall accidents can lead to spinal cord injuries, and even a minor injury to your spine can cause extreme pain and debilitation. Spinal cord injuries occur when the vertebrae, ligaments, the discs in your spinal cord, or your spinal cord itself suffers damage. Your spinal cord and brain—together—constitute your body’s central nervous system. The central nervous system manages your movements and physical sensations. A severe spinal cord injury can lead to partial or complete paralysis. All spinal cord injuries are serious injuries, so treat them as such.
2.Traumatic Brain Injuries
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are complicated, and the recovery process can require a lifelong battle. TBIs are typically caused by blows to the head, and slip and fall accidents are one of the leading causes of these injuries. TBIs can lead to pronounced cognitive, psychological, sensory, physical, and behavioral issues. In fact, TBI sufferers can face lifetimes of unpredictably negative consequences.
3. Broken Hips
A fractured or broken hip is an extremely serious injury, and those older than 65 are most susceptible to these injuries in slip and fall accidents. No matter your age, however, a broken hip can lead to further health complications. Because your hip is elemental to your ability to walk and freely move your body, a broken hip typically necessitates surgery—and sometimes full or partial replacement of the broken hip.
4. Breaks and Sprains
While a broken bone or a sprained limb will usually heal with time and proper treatment, it can also cause serious physical and financial setbacks. Furthermore, a broken bone results in extreme pain, and complications from broken bones do arise. If setbacks plague your broken bone’s healing process, they can have detrimental ongoing ramifications for your health.
If you’ve suffered any of these four serious injuries in a slip and fall accident, you need experienced legal counsel. Slip and fall accidents may lead to serious injuries that you should never ignore.
If someone else’s negligence has left you injured in a slip and fall accident, contact the skilled legal team at The Law Office of William W. Hurst in Indianapolis. Our experienced personal injury attorneys have the skill, knowledge, and commitment to help guide your slip and fall accident claim toward its most positive resolution, and we’re here to help. Your rights and your rightful compensation matter, so please contact or call us at (317) 636-0808 to schedule a free consultation today.