Slip-and-fall accidents can result from temporary or permanent conditions. When the owner of a property fails to adequately and safely maintain it, whether inside or outside a building or structure or the land surrounding it, the injured may have grounds for a premises liability claim. One of the hazards that can occur in this case is a slip-and-fall accident.
Injuries Caused By Falling
It is important to get a thorough medical exam by a competent doctor following a slip-and-fall. There are many circumstances that lead to these cases. A worker might mop the floor and not leave a sign that lets those passing by know that the floor is wet or a property owner may not say on top of the upkeep of their land, leaving a hole or large crack in the pavement that leads a victim to come crashing down. The consequences sometimes do not appear immediately, so you want a medical doctor to examine you. Many do not understand the serious harm that can be caused by a slip-and-fall accident. If the head is impacted in a fall, a traumatic brain injury can result. Broken bones are another common consequence of a slip-and-fall accident. When a person is knocked unconscious in a slip-and-fall and winds up in the water in a boating accident, they can drown.
A forceful blow to any part of the body can come with intense damage that can be painful regardless of whether it is short-term or long-term. The force of the crash will be one of the main determinants as to the level of harm that is caused. The health of the victim and their age will also be important.
Older individuals often have more brittle bones, and a fall that may have not hurt a younger person can leave them with a break. Slip-and-fall accidents can cause serious injuries. Slip-and-falls from significant heights, as in construction accidents, can even bring about death. If the injuries are the result of negligence on the part of others, the injured have the right to pursue legal means to obtain fair compensation to help in their recovery.
I am attorney Marc Sedwick, and I provide effective legal assistance in cases of personal injury. At my firm, SedwickLaw, PC, I have fought hard and successfully in personal injury claims for many clients. Find out how I can help you today.