A slip and fall accident can happen to anyone regardless of age. Every year, many people visit emergency rooms because of this type of accident. Over time, it has been regarded as one of the leading causes of death in the country.
While it’s possible to slip and fall due to an individual’s fault, it can also happen because of the negligence and defective conditions of a business establishment. And when someone slips and falls on the business premises, they can suffer injuries ranging from minor to severe. Here are some of those injuries:
Cuts and Abrasions
Leg and arm abrasions are the most common injuries one can sustain due to a slip and fall incident. One may also sustain wounds in other parts of the body such as the head and hips.
Some cuts may look severe, but most of the time, they only require superficial medical care like suturing. However, if the impact is too forceful, the victim may need extensive treatment since the wounds may just appear on top of more serious injuries such as broken bones.
This type of injury ranges from minor fractures to severe breaks. Sustaining broken bones after an accident can cause swelling and excessive bleeding in the first 12 hours. These reasons alone can make the initial treatment more difficult.
It is highly suggested for the victim to go to an emergency room immediately, especially when he or she feels a concentrated pain in joints or bones. If the patient’s bone tissues are severely damaged, the patient may need long-term therapy sessions to treat neuromuscular dysfunction and chronic pain.
When a person slips and falls, there’s an increased risk he or she hit their head as a result of the fall. When that occurs, the result can be a minor concussion or, more significantly, a traumatic brain injury.
The victim may experience bleeding, swelling, and loss of consciousness from the impact brought about by a fall. However, it’s not the same for all victims. Some people only feel dizzy in the beginning, but they might have a bigger underlying problem. Despite the minimal symptoms one may exhibit initially, head injuries are serious conditions that need prompt medical attention.
Get the Settlement You Deserve
If you happen to be a victim of a slip and fall event, the first thing you need to do is to seek medical attention. This way, you can get proper and firm documentation of your injury and use that to get the settlement you deserve. Contact us at Vanover, Hall & Bartley if you’ve decided to take the necessary legal steps on filing a personal injury claim. Our experienced lawyers will do their best to help you out.