A small slip-and-fall accident on your way to class or at the shopping mall can leave you suffering from long-lasting injuries. A common risk factor is not having a visible sign for a wet floor.
Some of you might be shocked to know of the severe injuries a slip and fall accident can cause you. It may also lead to a major emotional trauma that could take months or even years to heal. Some people get lucky with these falls and get so much as a minor scratch. However, for some, it may prove to be deadly.
Let’s take a closer look at the major injuries caused by these slip-and-fall accidents in Nevada.
1. Broken Bones
You will break a bone or two if you slip and fall hard. It is more susceptible in the case of the elderly. The force with which you fall is enough to give you a fracture. The most common places to get injured are your lower legs, hips, backbones, shoulders, and arms. It can take up to months to heal properly from these injuries.
2. Neck Injury
If you fall back with full force and land with more pressure toward your neck, there is a high chance you might crack your neck or get a severe neck injury. It can also result in a damaged ligament, spinal cord, or tendons in the neck. All these lead to complete bed rest.
When your head lands directly on the ground, you can get a concussion due to the sudden jolt. You might not be able to identify it at first, but the common symptoms of a concussion are constant dizziness, nausea, severe headache, and confusion.
4. Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal cord injuries are of many types, and you can get full or partial, owing to how bad the fall was. The most common injuries are pinched nerves, fractured vertebrae, or complete paralysis. The extent of the fall will indicate the severity of your injuries and, eventually, your healing process.
5. Facial Injury
If you fall face down or strike an object when falling, you are prone to multiple injuries to the face. It can result in a nose fracture, deep cut, eye injury, broken teeth, or jaw fracture.
6. Knee & Ankle Pain
You will likely twist your ankle or knee while falling. It can cause a sprain, muscle tears, broken bones, or severe ruptures in your leg. You will need it to heal before you can start walking again.
7. Rips & Cuts
If you’re at a construction site, you will most likely fall on broken glass, dirt, and sharp or dangerous subjects that can pierce your skin. These will give you intense cuts and rips; if they are too deep, they could cause major blood loss.
If you’ve been a victim of a slip-and-fall at someone else’s negligence, you must contact a slip-and-fall attorney today!
Call us at (800)870-8910 for a free consultation if you need better guidance about your situation or if you’re all set to file a claim. Our personal injury attorneys at Bourassa Law Group can fight your case for you.
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