As Rhode Island slip and fall lawyers, we understand first-hand how serious and life changing injuries sustained in a slip and fall accident can be. These types of accidents can result in catastrophic injuries and permanent disabilities. If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, contact a Johnston, RI slip and fall lawyer.
What Are The Most Common Types Of Slip and Fall Injuries?
- Brain injuries: According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries (TBI). The TBI may range from a concussion to severe brain damage that could leave an individual with permanent disabilities. Slip and fall victims who suffer brain damage may require extensive rehabilitation and treatment. They also tend to struggle with ongoing problems involving mobility, memory, cognitive abilities and behavior.
- Spinal injuries: Slip and fall accidents can result in extremely painful neck and back injuries, which can be difficult to treat. Examples of such injuries include a slipped disc, broken back, shoulder dislocation or a brachial plexus injury that could affect a network of nerves connecting the spinal cord to the shoulder. These nerves can be stretched or torn during a fall, causing severe and chronic pain for victims. A broken or severed spinal cord can even result in paralysis.
- Broken bones: A majority of slip and fall accidents result in broken bones or fractures. The severity of these types of injuries depends on the type of fall, the point of impact and the age of a person. Among the elderly, a fall could result in a broken hip or pelvis causing an individual to become disabled. Many require lengthy hospital stays or even hip replacement surgery after a fall. Regardless of age, a bone fracture often takes a long time to heal. Treatment results in expensive costs and loss of income if a victim cannot work.
- Tendon and ligament damage: During a fall, the tendons or ligaments in hands and legs could tear or become strained. These types of injuries could take several months to heal and often require extensive treatment. Often times, these injuries require surgery and physical therapy.
Contact an Experienced Johnston Slip and Fall Lawyer
If you or someone you know has been injured in a slip and fall accident, contact one of our experienced Johnston slip and fall accident lawyers located at 1395 Atwood Avenue, Suite 209F, Johnston, RI 02919. You may be entitled to receive compensation for your medical bills, lost income and pain and suffering, among other losses. No fees are received unless you win your case. For a free (no obligation) case evaluation, call us at 401-490-3549 or toll free at 1-800-992-6878. You may also fill out our contact form online.