Common Facts About Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents are a common occurrence. It is essential that you know what to do after a slip and fall accident because you may be able to recover compensation for your injury. For instance, poorly maintained property could put you and others at risk of being injured.
Common Injuries Due to Slip and Fall Accidents
This is a list of common injuries may occur to individuals during slip and fall accidents:
- Head Injuries. Hitting your head as a result of slip and fall accident may cause swelling, bleeding, or even a loss of consciousness that could result in a head injury. Head injuries may result in a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) or concussion which can have lasting effects on you. It’s important that you seek medical care after sustaining any amount of injury to the head.
- Cuts and Abrasions. Injuries to the legs, arms, hips, and head are most common. Cuts and abrasion are usually less severe and may require stitches.
- Back and Spinal Cord Injuries. If you sustain back or spinal cord injuries, you should medical attention immediately. These injuries could be life-threatening and cost you a significant amount of money and physical mobility.
- Sprains, Fractures and Broken Bones. Slip and fall accidents may cause damage to ligaments and bones as a result of impact onto hard surfaces. Most common injuries are to the arms, legs, and hips. These injuries may require X-rays or surgery.
In the state of California, there is a statute of limitations on when an injured party can file for a lawsuit. An individual has two years to file an action for any of the above injuries against the negligent party. Though, there are a few exceptions to this rule. It’s best to contact a personal injury attorney for more information.
Need More Information About Slip And Fall Accidents?
If you had a slip and fall accident that resulted in injury, you should contact a personal injury lawyer. At Barnett, Bennett & Scott, LLP, our attorneys will work tirelessly to help you obtain the compensation you need to recover from a slip and fall accident. If you have questions about filing a personal injury lawsuit in California, then we are here to help.
Barnett, Bennett & Scott LLP – Personal Injury Attorneys
At the Barnett, Bennett & Scott LLP, we are dedicated to helping personal injury victims receive compensation for the harms that were caused by someone else’s dangerous acts. Barnett, Bennett & Scott LLP Law Firm, is the premier personal injury lawyers, serving Fairfield and surrounding areas. Get help with your personal injury claim by calling 707-425-0671 for a risk free consultation with our personal injury attorneys.
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Your attorney will want to investigate before actually filing a lawsuit, so don’t wait until the last minute.
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