Can Slip and Fall Accidents Result in Catastrophic Injuries?

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Yes, slip and fall accidents can result in catastrophic—and even fatal—injuries. The severity will depend on how it happens. While any injury can significantly impact your life, trauma to your head or neck is more likely to result in life-changing health issues.

If you suffered a severe injury in a fall due to negligence of a third party, you could be entitled to monetary compensation. The property owner or manager might be on the hook for those damages if they failed to take reasonable steps to protect you from harm. Let a slip & fall attorney in NYC at Douglas & London help you pursue the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation if you have any questions.

What Are Some Of The Serious Injuries In A Slip And Fall?

Here are some of the most common injuries from  a slip and fall:

  • Traumatic brain injuries. Falls often result in blunt force trauma to the head. It can lead to concussions, contusions, and coup-contrecoup injuries. A brain injury lawyer could help you pursue compensation.
  • Paralysis. Fall injuries have the potential to lead to permanent health issues. For example, if you fall on your head or neck, you could face the possibility of paralysis.
  • Fractures. When your bones absorb the impact of a fall, they can fracture or break. This is especially common with wrists or ankles, depending on how you try to break your fall.
  • Internal bleeding. Depending on how and were you land, you could suffer internal bleeding caused by damage to your organs.

Common Causes Of Falls

The factors that cause your fall could also impact the seriousness of the injuries. For example, losing your footing on a slick surface could cause you to fall backward. However, tripping over debris could cause you to fall forward. Therefore, the direction of your fall often plays a significant role.

Here are some of the most common causes of serious falls:

  • Spilled liquids
  • Loose extension cords
  • Poor lighting
  • Broken handrails
  • Loose steps
  • Trash or debris
  • Snow or ice

Contact Us For A Free Consultation

If you have suffered catastrophic injuries in a fall, now is the time to seek legal counsel. Our winning injury lawyers in NYC are here to help you aggressively pursue compensation so you can focus on healing and rebuilding your life. Our firm has achieved unparalleled results in both individual cases and complex litigations. We can review your case and advise you on your next steps. Call as soon as possible for your free consultation. Hablamos Español.

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