Slip, or trip, and falls can often result in injury.
These accidents can be caused by slippery surfaces, defects on the ground, or when a pathway is blocked by an object.
Sometimes these accidents don’t result in injuring anything more than a person’s pride. Other times they can result in serious personal injury.
Here is a list of the most common slip trip and fall injuries:
-TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURIES (TBI):
TBIs occur when a person strikes their head on the ground. Severe TBIs include concussions, skull fractures, hematomas, and subarachnoid hemorrhages (brain bleeds).
-Spinal Cord Injuries:
A slip and fall can lead to a slipped disc or cervical or lumbar fracture.
The elderly are particularly susceptible to breaking their hips or pelvises in a fall.
-Shoulder and Neck Injuries:
The sudden movement and change of direction when falling can result in overextending the muscles and ligaments in your neck and shoulders.
Trying to brace your fall can very easily cause you to break your arm or fracture your wrist. Additionally, you could also suffer injuries to your legs and ankles.
Torn Ligaments, Tendons, and Muscles:
Any time a person over exerts themselves trying to stop a fall, they risk causing damage to their ligaments and tendons.
If you’ve been injured in a slip or tip and fall accident, you need to contact an experienced Peabody personal injury attorney. Call 978-852-0914 and ask to speak to Attorney William D. Keefe for a free consultation.