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Common Slip and Fall Injuries

Posted in Personal Injury on Tuesday, January 26th, 2021

Slip and fall accidents are very common, and they are often very serious. When commercial property owners don’t prioritize maintaining their properties safely, their customers, clients, and other guests can be injured in serious slip and fall accidents as a result. Slip and falls are also common on the job (and construction workers are especially vulnerable). If you have been injured in a slip and fall that was caused by someone else’s negligence, don’t wait to consult with a formidable Joliet personal injury attorney

Common Injuries

A serious slip and fall accident can happen in the blink of an eye. When a property owner or manager fails to keep his or her premises free from dangerous slip-and-fall hazards, guests can succumb to the danger and be seriously injured in the process. Such injuries can include:

  • Broken Bones – Broken bones are common to slip and fall accidents, and these injuries are both exceptionally painful and exceptionally slow to heal. Serious breaks often require surgery, and when a break doesn’t heal correctly, it can lead to health concerns that resonate into one’ s future, including a seriously diminished range of motion and/or chronic pain. 
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries – The tremendous impact endured in a slip and fall accident can result in a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Because TBIs affect the brain, their consequences tend to be as unpredictable as they are serious. A TBI can lead to extensive physical, financial, and emotional damages that are exceedingly difficult to overcome. Victims frequently have lasting effects of TBIs that impact many aspects of their lives. 
  • Spinal Cord Injuries – Spinal cord injuries can affect any area of the spinal cord, and they often lead to serious pain and to a serious decrease in range of motion. To make matters more risky still, spinal cord injuries can be asymptomatic until they become even more serious and even more difficult to treat effectively. If the spinal cord itself is severed, the result will likely be life-altering paralysis in the area of the body that correlates with the injury site.

Don’t Rush to Blame Yourself

A slip and fall accident can lay you low, require extensive medical interventions, and keep you off the job for a lengthy period. Don’t chalk your accident up to your own clumsiness (as many of us tend to do) simply because you’re embarrassed that you slipped and fell. The fact is that many falls are the direct result of property owners’ negligence, and if the property owner involved in your claim didn’t live up to the duty of care that he or she owed you, you are entitled to seek the compensation you need to recover from the damages you’ve suffered. 

It’s Time to Consult with an Experienced Joliet Personal Injury Attorney

If a property owner’s negligence leaves you injured in a slip and fall, the dedicated Joliet personal injury attorneys at Sabuco, Beck, Hansen & Massino have impressive experience guiding claims like yours toward favorable resolutions. We’re here for you, so please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information today.

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