Common Slip and Fall Injuries

Slip and fall accidents are among the most common causes of personal injury cases in the United States each year. Many victims of these types of accidents require long-term treatment, and some incur permanent disabilities as a result. While the statistics may seem grim, slip and fall accidents are preventable. Being able to recognize common slip and fall injuries and their causes can generate awareness and prevention. If you or someone you know has been injured in a slip and fall accident, contact the personal injury attorneys at Jacoby & Meyers, LLP NY today. Our team of personal injury professionals has the knowledge and experience to offer you quality legal representation.

Perhaps the most common types of slip and fall accident injuries are sprains and fractures. Whether it is slipping and falling on a concrete sidewalk, or slipping down a flight of steps, the human body hitting the ground abruptly can have very serious consequences. The most common sprains and fractures seen in these types of cases are that of the leg, arm, ankle and wrist.

Back and spinal cord injuries are also common in slip and fall accidents. Slip and fall accidents can cause a great deal of damage to the spinal cord. These injuries are dangerous because they can cause damage to other parts of the body, as well as causing injuries that are permanent or result in paralysis. Spinal cord injuries can also result in significant nerve damage, leading to the loss of sensation in many of the body’s extremities.

Head injuries are also common occurrences in slip and fall accidents. In fact, these types of accidents are one of the most common causes of traumatic brain injuries. Traumatic brain injuries include a number of different types of head trauma, ranging from a mild concussion to skull fractures and internal bleeding in the brain. Head injuries can also have lasting effects on the body, such as cognitive problems, mood-related issues, chronic headaches and seizures.

Finally, shoulder and hip injuries are frequently seen in slip and fall accidents. Depending on the exact details of your specific accident, the two parts of the body that usually break a person’s fall are the shoulder and the hip. Shoulder injuries are known as brachial plexus injuries. Blunt force to the shoulder can cause significant nerve damage and shoulder dislocation. Similarly, hip injuries related to slip and fall accidents are also due to blunt force and include fractures or dislocations.

If you or someone you know has been injured in a slip and fall accident, contact the personal injury attorneys at Jacoby & Meyers, LLP NY today. Our team of personal injury professionals has the knowledge and experience to offer you quality legal representation, while fighting for the compensation you need and deserve. Call us today at (877) 504-5562. You may also contact us by email at [email protected].

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