If you have fallen when you were on someone else’s property and are injured, you could be entitled to ask for compensation for your injuries and other losses. Personal injury attorneys refer to these as “slip and fall cases.” Even though slip and fall cases are less common than cases arising from automobile accidents, they can result in injuries that are every bit as serious. These injuries can result in thousands of dollars in medical bills and have a significant impact on your quality of life. If you’ve fallen and are in pain, you should get checked out by your doctor or another medical professional as soon as possible if you haven’t already done so.
The attorneys at Slappey and Sadd have years of experience in handling slip and fall cases. We have helped many of our clients recover compensation for the common injuries listed below.
Visible Superficial Injuries
Falling down often results in cuts, scrapes, and bruising. The injuries can appear shocking and be quite painful, but thankfully are less serious than other injuries that you might sustain. They often require only superficial treatment such as bandages or possibly stitches. That said, some cuts may be severe, such as those to the face or head. Furthermore, these types of injuries may be indicative of other more severe injuries, such as a concussion. Sometimes “just cuts and bruises” may be pointing to other more serious injuries.
Soft Tissue Injuries
Soft tissue injuries can be difficult to detect as they aren’t always visible. They can also take days or even weeks to manifest themselves. Soft tissue injuries can include sprained wrists or ankles, torn tendons or ligaments, and contusions. If left untreated, these injuries can lead to chronic pain and long-lasting medical problems. Again, it’s important to seek medical attention if you’ve had a serious fall.
Head injuries can be very serious. Recent medical advances have shed new light on the significant effects of even minor concussions. A serious fall can also lead to other traumatic brain injuries, which could have severe and long-term effects on your cognitive and physical abilities. Even if you feel fine, you should go see a doctor if you’ve fallen and hit your head.
Falling can result in broken bones, especially for the elderly. Some breaks may be difficult to detect, such as broken bones in the feet or hand. Minor breaks may heal quickly and with minimal medical involvement, while others can require major surgery (sometimes multiple surgeries) for the bones to heal correctly. The healing process may require weeks and months of physical therapy.
Contact a Skilled Atlanta Slip and Fall Attorney Today
Even relatively minor injuries can be expensive and require months of treatment. Meanwhile, the pain is impacting your day to day life, and you’re worried about bills. If you’re injured and need some legal advice, the attorneys at Slappey and Sadd have the expertise to help you with your case. Call us at 404-255-6677 or email us via our online contact form to schedule a free consultation.