Common Slip and Fall Injuries
Slip and fall injuries are both more serious and more common than you probably realize. These often-serious accidents are frequently caused by commercial property owners and employers who fail to keep their premises in reasonably safe condition for those who work there and/or travel through them. If you’ve been injured in a slip and fall accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, it’s time to consult with an experienced St. Petersburg slip and fall attorney.
The impact of slip and fall accidents is closely associated with broken bones, which are exceptionally painful injuries that are also exceptionally slow to heal. When the break is complicated or more serious, it can require surgery and an even more protracted period of healing. A broken bone can keep you off the job for an extended period of time and, if the injury doesn’t heal properly, it can lead to chronic pain and even to permanent disability.
Spinal Cord Injuries
The twisting motion and impact inherent to many slip and fall accidents can lead to serious spinal cord injuries, which are painful injuries that tend to seriously limit their victims’ range of motion. Spinal cord injuries can also be very slow to heal – and can lead to chronic conditions. When very serious (and the spinal cord is severed), a spinal cord injury can cause permanent paralysis and a lifetime of medical complications.
Traumatic Brain Injuries
If you hit your head in the course of a slip and fall accident, you can suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Because TBIs affect your brain, they are exceptionally serious injuries that can lead to exceptionally unpredictable consequences, including the following psychological effects:
- Mood swings
- Emotional lability and/or emotional outbursts
- Personality changes
- Increased anxiety
- A tendency toward self-isolation
Many victims of serious TBIs relay that they live with what feels like an altered sense of self, which can be an incredibly difficult emotional blow. Further, the emotional effects of TBIs can drive away their victims’ loved ones and other support providers, just when they are needed the most.
The serious nature of slip and fall accidents tends to cause serious damages that can include:
- Extensive medical expenses that range from emergency care at the scene through surgery, physical therapy, rehabilitation, and beyond
- Lost hours on the job and an attendant decrease in earnings
- Physical and emotional pain and suffering that can be just as difficult to overcome as the physical and financial damages are
An Experienced St. Petersburg Personal Injury Attorney Can Help
Slip and fall accidents tend to be harrowing experiences that leave their victims seriously injured. If someone else’s negligence causes you to be injured in a slip and fall, the dedicated St. Petersburg personal injury attorneys at Tragos, Sartes & Tragos are committed to building your strongest case in support of your rights and the compensation to which you are entitled. We’re here for you, so please don’t wait to contact us online or call us at (727) 441-9030 for more information today.