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Common Slip and Fall Injuries

A slip and fall is a personal injury case in where someone slips and falls on another person or company’s property and the fall results in an injury or multiple injuries. Because these accident occur on property that is owned by someone else, it is may be possible for the owner of the property to be legally responsible. These accidents can happen both in indoor and outdoor settings. There are a plethora of conditions that may lead to someone slipping or falling. Some examples include torn carpeting, uneven flooring, wet floors, or improper maintenance. These conditions can cause falls, which can cause serious injuries.

There are several types of injuries that commonly arise from slip and falls.  One type of injury that commonly arises after a slip and fall accident are head injuries. These can occur when someone falls and hits their head. A fall can cause a concussion or even a traumatic brain injury. These conditions can require extensive medical treatment and can also be very costly.

Another type of injury that is common after a slip and fall are back injuries. These can be caused by the impact the person experiences when they fall. This impact could potentially cause fractured vertebrae or herniated discs. Both of these conditions can cause serious pain and limit mobility. Even more serious back injuries can occur, which involve damage to the spinal cord. Damage to the spinal cord can result in neurological and sensory impairments. All of these conditions can require extensive medical treatment and costs along with the pain from the injury itself.

A third type of common injury that can result from a slip and fall are sprains and fractures. Tripping or falling can cause someone to twist an knee or ankle. This twisting can cause strain on ligaments in the joints, leading to a sprain. Slip and falls can also cause fractures. These fractures occur from the impact of falling or hitting something while in the process of falling. Some bones that are likely to be fractured after a fall are legs, ankles, arms, hands and hips.

If you have slipped and fallen on someone else’s property and suffered an injury or injuries, it is a good idea to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney who can help to explain to you your options. Injuries oftentimes result in a lot of pain and expensive medical bills. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you to recover these costs and help to ensure a fair outcome.

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