Certain accident types naturally lead to certain types of injuries. Slip and fall accidents are no different. When we have clients that have been injured in a slip and fall accident, we tend to have one or more of the follow injuries:
- Broken wrists or arms, sprained or broken ankles, or fractured pelvises and hips. In fact, for elderly persons, over 95% of hip fractures are caused by falling. The angle of the fall and our reflexive movements to stop our fall tend to make these injuries more likely.
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Falls are the most common cause of brain injuries and concussions. Brain trauma is very serious and can cause long-term damage such as chronic headaches, depression, behavioral changes, and seizures.
- Emotional Trauma. Especially for the elderly, slip and fall victims, even if they’re not seriously injured, become afraid of falling. This fear may cause a person to cut down on their everyday activities. When a person is less active, they become weaker and this increases their chances of falling.
Did You Slip and Fall?
If you’ve been injured in a slip and fall, you can learn more about how we can help you recover compensation and get on the path to a full recovery.