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Can Slip & Fall Accidents Cause Serious Injuries?

A "caution, cleaning in progress" sign on the floorMost of us have slipped and fallen at some point in our lives and walked away with nothing more than perhaps a bump or bruise. It’s important to note, however, that slips, trips, and falls are capable of causing extremely serious injuries, especially to people who are more vulnerable. If you have slipped or fallen and suffered injuries, you should call our office today to discuss your case with an Atlanta slip and fall attorney.

Slip & Fall Injuries

Slip and fall injuries can be surprisingly serious. In fact, in some cases, victims require emergency medical attention and may even be left with long-term medical problems or disabilities. Some of the most common serious injuries that people can sustain in slip and fall incidents include:

Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can occur when a person hits their head during a slip and fall. Even a mild TBI is a serious matter that requires medical treatment and can leave victims with symptoms that can last for weeks or months. More serious TBIs can result in long-term cognitive and physical issues that can have a significant impact on victims’ quality of life.

Severe Sprain and Strains

When you fall, it can force your body to bend or move in ways that it shouldn’t. When this occurs, it can result in serious trauma to various tissues such as ligaments and tendons, causing sprain and strains. These kinds of injuries can result in severe pain, loss of range of motion and may even require surgical treatment.

Broken Bones

Slips, trips, and falls have the potential to result in broken bones, including broken arms, wrists, collar bones, and hips. Broken bones can be extremely painful and prevent victims from engaging in daily tasks or even going to work. In severe cases, victims may need to spend time in the hospital or undergo surgery.

Can You Recover Compensation for Your Slip & Fall Accident?

Whether you can recover compensation for your accident depends on whether your accident was someone else’s fault. Property owners and companies that rent space have a duty to make sure that their premises are in a reasonably safe condition. If they do not, and someone is hurt as a result, they will likely be held liable for any damages the victim suffers. Some examples of slip and fall hazards that typically entitle victims to compensation when they cause accidents include:

  • Wet floors
  • Inadequate lighting 
  • Cracked pavement
  • Torn carpet
  • Debris in walkways
  • Exposed cords and cables

Call Us Today to Schedule a Free Case Evaluation with an Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyer

If you have sustained injuries in a slip and fall incident on someone else’s property, you should speak to an experienced attorney as soon as you can. At Slappey & Sadd, we know how to stand up to insurance companies and will never hesitate to take a case to trial if it is in our client’s best interest. To schedule a free case evaluation with a lawyer, call our office today at 888.474.9616 or contact us online.

 

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