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Common Injuries from Slips and Falls

Jeff Varcadipane

August 25, 2022

Slips and falls are common occurrences in the United States. In fact, they account for more than one million emergency room visits every year. You might think of a slip and fall as a minor accident, but in reality, these falls regularly cause serious injuries that require costly medical treatment.

If you have been injured in a slip-and-fall accident, it is crucial to seek legal assistance. An injury attorney at Vacardipane and Pinnisi, PC can handle premises liability claims and can help you get compensation for your injuries.

Common Injuries from Slips and Falls

Many different types of injuries can occur due to a slip and fall, and some of the most common include:

Head injuries

Head injuries are some of the most common injuries in slip and fall accidents because many people hit their heads on the ground or a nearby object when they fall. Some common symptoms of a head injury include:

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Confusion
  • Blurred vision

Seeking medical attention if you have any of these symptoms after a slip and fall accident is essential. A head injury can be severe and cause long-term damage if not treated properly.

Spinal cord injuries from Slips and Falls

Spinal cord injuries can occur when the spinal cord is damaged due to trauma from a fall. This can lead to paralysis or other serious impairments. Some of the most common symptoms of a spinal cord injury include:

  • Loss of movement or sensation in the limbs
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Paralysis

Even if you suffer a relatively minor spinal injury that does not cause paralysis, you will still need medical care and monitoring. 

Injuries from Slips and Falls-Neck injuries

Common neck injuries from a slip and fall include whiplash, fractures, or soft tissue injuries. While whiplash is commonly associated with car crashes, it can also happen when someone suddenly falls. If you have suffered a neck injury resulting from a slip and fall, seeking medical attention and legal assistance is essential.

Back injuries

Back injuries are another common injury sustained in slip and fall accidents. A fall can cause you to land on your back and injure your spine, joints, or other parts of your back. This can lead to severe pain, suffering, and long-term disability.

Slips and Falls-Broken bones

If you have broken a bone due to a slip and fall, it is crucial to seek medical attention. Broken bones can take a long time to heal and, in some cases, may require surgery. You may also need physical therapy or other rehabilitative treatments. Commonly broken bones from falls include hands, arms, tailbones, and more. 

Soft tissue injuries

Sprains, strains, and tears to your muscles, tendons, or ligaments can be painful and restrict your mobility. Many people require physical therapy or even surgery to repair and recover from these injuries. 

Talk To a New Jersey Slip and Fall Lawyer Today

If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, it is vital to seek legal assistance from an experienced injury attorney. The right law firm can help you get compensation for your injuries. Contact our personal injury attorneys at Varcadipane & Pinnisi, PC today to schedule a free consultation. We will fight for you!

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