Take a moment and think about the last time you or someone you know tripped and fell in a public place. There is a very real likelihood that no one was seriously hurt, and the only thing damaged by the incident was the person’s pride.
However, that does not mean that every slip-and-fall accident is going to be one that you might laugh about while you walk away. In fact, many of these accidents lead to incredibly painful, chronic injuries that plague a person long after the incident. Below are some examples of the very serious damage that can be done in a slip-and-fall accident.
- Broken or fractured bones
- Concussions and/or brain trauma
- Spinal cord damage
- Sprained ligaments
- Strained muscles
- Chronic back pain
- Joint pain
- Mobility issues
These are just some of the injuries that can be caused by a slip, trip or falling accident. There are others that may not be as severe, but they can still compromise your health add to the difficulty of recovering from more serious injuries.
In some cases, you may not even realize the true extent of your injuries for a couple days or weeks. You might discover that bruises, aches or mental deficiencies are not healing; in some cases, they can just be getting worse and worse as time goes by.
With all this in mind, we want to encourage readers not to dismiss injuries suffered in a falling accident. Even if they seem minor at first, it does not mean they are minor injuries that will just go away on their own.
For this reason, we encourage anyone who has been hurt in a slip-and-fall accident to seek medical attention, even if it seems unnecessary. Should you discover that your injuries are, in fact, serious, you can also talk to an attorney about your options for pursuing compensation by filing a premises liability claim against a negligent party. Recovery can be more difficult than you expect, but with the resources you deserve, you can get back on solid ground.