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What are the Most Common Slip and Fall Injuries?

What are the Most Common Slip and Fall Injuries?

Oct 29, 2021

Slip and falls are a regular occurrence that can pose a danger to individuals in a variety of locations. From supermarkets to hotels and even sidewalks, slip or trip and fall accidents injure countless people every year. Unfortunately, many of these incidents can be serious, often requiring prolonged medical care.

When a slip and fall accident occurs due to negligence on the part of an individual or entity, how can you recover the financial compensation necessary to make a complete recovery – physically, emotionally, and financially?

Below we will take a look at some of the most common injuries that occur as a result of slip/trip and fall accidents. Additionally, we’ll review what damages may be recoverable through a slip/trip and fall personal injury civil lawsuit with Dordulian Law Group. We’ll also discuss the deadlines for filing your claim in California.

What is a Slip and Fall?

A slip or trip and fall lawsuit is what’s known as a premises liability claim in personal injury law. Any time someone slips or trips and falls at either a public or private property location and an injury occurs as a result of negligence or carelessness, the injured victim may be eligible to file a premises liability lawsuit. Slip/trip and falls commonly occur at grocery stores, hotels, parking lots, parks, etc.

What are the Most Common Injuries from Slip and Falls?

  • Broken Bones and Fractures: Whether it’s a broken ankle or a broken wrist, slip and falls commonly cause a variety of bone breaks and/or fractures. Such an injury can lead to prolonged recovery times and a great deal of required medical care (including rehabilitation/physical therapy in some cases).
  • Soft Tissue Damage: Harm to muscles, ligaments, and tendons are common examples of what’s known as soft tissue damage injuries. Soft tissue damage can lead to swelling, bruising, and various general injuries. Contusions, sprains, tendinitis, and strains are some additional examples of soft tissue damage.
  • Head and Neck Injuries: When a slip or trip and fall occurs, the head and neck are commonly impacted. Hitting one’s head on the ground after a slip and fall or spraining/breaking one’s neck are two scenarios that frequently result after slip and falls occur.
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): Traumatic brain injuries typically occur as a result of car accidents or high-impact sporting accidents. But slip or trip and falls also commonly lead to serious injuries such as TBI. Some common symptoms that may develop after a slip and fall leading to TBI include confusion, blurry vision, and difficulty concentrating.
  • Concussion (MTBI): Concussion is another type of traumatic brain injury – often referred to as a mild TBI or MTBI. When someone suffers a slip and fall and lands on their back, the force can cause one’s head to hit the ground. As a result, the head and brain actually move backward and forward rapidly due to the blow. This can lead to concussion, and the common symptoms include headache, confusion, lack of coordination, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, etc.
  • Spinal Cord Injury: A spinal cord injury can easily occur as a result of a slip or trip and fall incident. When a spinal cord injury is endured, the victim’s cells and nerves which send and receive signals from the brain to the rest of the body are often damaged – in some cases beyond repair. The spinal cord itself as well as the tissue and bones surrounding it can be impacted by a slip or trip and fall.
  • Lacerations, Scrapes, and Abrasions: A slip or trip and fall accident may leave the victim with serious injuries to the skin/epidermis. Lacerations, scrapes, and abrasions may sound like minor injuries on the surface, but in the context of a serious slip and fall accident they can often be quite severe. If you’ve experienced such an injury, seeking immediate treatment is recommended to ensure infection does not spread.
  • Hip Fractures: A slip and fall often leads to the unsuspecting victim landing directly on one of their hips. Unfortunately, a hip fracture often requires a significant amount of recovery time, and the injured victim may never be able to regain the same range of motion he or she had prior to the incident.
  • Knee Damage: Knees can easily twist, pop, and break after a slip or trip and fall accident. Such injuries often require a substantial amount of physical therapy and recovery time. A knee injury can leave the victim with lifelong pain and suffering, and the condition can often require multiple surgeries.

If’ you’ve suffered any type of injury as a result of a slip/trip and fall, you may be entitled to significant financial compensation for various types of damages through a civil lawsuit with Dordulian Law Group (DLG).

If you believe you have a personal injury case and wish to pursue a claim, don’t hesitate to contact our award-winning expert attorneys online or by phone today.

What Damages are Recoverable After a Slip/Trip and Fall Injury?

Some of the more common damages recoverable after a slip and fall injury are as follows:

  • Hospital and medical bills
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • Physical therapy costs
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Reduced quality of life
  • Psychological distress
  • Emotional trauma

At DLG, we always fight to recover maximum financial compensation for all applicable damages in a client’s slip or trip and fall case. Whatever your specific slip and fall incident entailed (and however severe your injuries may be) we will work tirelessly on your behalf to recover the maximum financial damages award you deserve to make a complete recovery.

How Can I Recover Financial Compensation After a Slip and Fall?

How Can I Recover Financial Compensation After a Slip and Fall?

By filing a civil lawsuit with DLG, injured slip/trip and fall victims may be able to recover financial compensation for a variety of losses. When negligence or carelessness causes a slip/trip and fall incident resulting in an injury, the liable party should cover things like medical expenses, pain and suffering, and more. It should not be the responsibility of the injured victim to pay for such expenses out of their own pocket.

At DLG, we have decades of experience helping slip and fall victims recover maximum financial compensation for their injuries. We’ll fight to help you obtain compensation quickly and justly, allowing you to recover on your own terms.

If you experienced a premises liability injury, don’t wait to file a claim. Contact our expert attorneys online or by phone for a free consultation today.

What is the Deadline for Filing a Slip and Fall Lawsuit?

In California, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims (including slip/trip and fall accidents) is almost always two years from the date that the incident occurred. In some cases, however, such as when an injured victim is pursuing a claim against a government entity or other specific at-fault party, the statute of limitations could be much shorter (sometimes only six months).

Accordingly, it is recommended that slip and fall injury victims contact an experienced DLG lawyer immediately following an accident. Taking immediate action will increase your chances of success and also ensure your slip/trip and fall injury claim is filed timely, properly, and in accordance with all state and local regulations.

DLG: The Leading Slip and Fall Lawyers

DLG was founded by former Deputy District Attorney for Los Angeles County, Sam Dordulian. As California’s leading personal injury attorneys with experience and proven results that simply can’t be matched by most other firms, DLG offers clients peace of mind and confidence while navigating the legal system. As a Deputy District Attorney, Dordulian helped victims obtain justice in criminal cases – securing life sentences against some of our community’s most dangerous criminals. Today, Dordulian helps injured victims recover maximum financial compensation for all types of accidents, including those involving slip/trip and falls.

At DLG, our experience and proven results speak volumes:

  • More than $100,000,000 recovered in settlements and verdicts
  • A 98% success record
  • More than 100 jury trial victories
  • Former Deputy District Attorney for L.A. County
  • In-house Chief Investigator/retired LAPD detective
  • More than 25 years of personal injury experience

We provide each and every client with the professionalism, personalized attention, and compassion they deserve. To file a claim, contact an experienced, trusted, and proven slip and fall accident injury attorney from DLG today for a free and no obligation consultation at 818-322-4056.

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