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Slip-and-Fall Accidents: More Than Just a Laughing Matter

Some people often find it humorous when someone slips and falls in public; however, when these incidents happen, serious injuries can occur.

According to the National Safety Council (NSC), falls are one of the leading causes of unintentional injuries in the United States, accounting for about 8.9 million trips to the emergency room every year.

What Serious Injuries Can People Develop After a Slip-And-Fall Accident?

Some of the most common injuries are:

  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs): A TBI is an injury that affects how the brain works. It may lead to long-term or lifelong health problems that can affect all aspects of a person’s life, including the ability to work or build relationships with others.
  • Spinal cord injuries: A spinal cord injury often causes permanent loss of strength, sensation, and function below the site of the injury. It may cause partial or complete paralysis. Spinal cord injuries are associated with a risk of developing secondary conditions that can be debilitating and even life-threatening, such as urinary tract infections, muscle spasms, osteoporosis, pressure ulcers, chronic pain, and respiratory complications.
  • Neck injuries: A common symptom of a neck injury is a sensation of numbness or tingling in the arms or hands.
  • Back injuries: Back injuries often cause arm or back pain and numbness or weakness in the arms or legs. Sudden impacts and stress on the back can damage the vertebrae and intervertebral discs that cushion the spine.
  • Broken bones: Some common types of bones that are broken in a slip and fall include hip bones, tailbones, arms, elbows, and wrists.

Understanding the possible consequences of a slip-and-fall can help you treat these incidents with the seriousness they deserve.

Injured In a Slip-And-Fall Accident?

Property owners and lessees are responsible for maintaining their grounds and keeping them free from hazards. If you were injured in a slip-and-fall accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses such as medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost income.

With millions in verdicts and settlements recovered on behalf of our clients, we are the law firm to trust in Las Vegas with your slip-and-fall accident claim! Call our attorneys today for a free consultation at (702) 333-4223.