According to government estimates, there are more than one million people each and every year who suffer some form of injury from a slip and fall. Slip and falls occur in various locations and for various reasons. A slip and fall accident can occur in a grocery store, on a sidewalk, inside someone’s home, on a construction site or in many other locations. Depending on the specific circumstances, the property owner, or the company who controlled the premises may be liable for the injuries which result from the slip and fall.
Common types of slip and fall injuries are as follows:
Fractures: A broken or fractured bone can occur as a result of a fall on a sidewalk or fall inside a retail store. Broken legs, arms, shoulders, wrists, ankles and hips can all result from a slip and fall accident.
Sprains, strains and tears: An individual who falls on icy steps or on an icy sidewalk may suffer a muscle strain, sprain or tear. Muscle sprains, strains and tears can be very painful and can take a significant amount of time and rehabilitation before the body fully recovers.
Neck, back and spine injuries: If an individual strikes his or her head as a result of a slip and fall accident, that individual may suffer neck, back or spine injuries. These injuries can include herniated or bulging discs. In the most severe situation, an individual could become paralyzed as a result of a neck or back injury.
Brain injuries: Sometimes when a slip and fall occurs, an individual may strike his or her head. If this occurs, the individual could suffer a closed head injury which can include a skull fracture, concussion, contusion, hemorrhaging or other injury. A traumatic brain injury may cause significant cognitive impairments such as confusion, headaches, memory loss, the inability to concentrate and or sensitivity to light and or noise.
If you or someone you know has suffered an injury as a result of a slip and fall, call our New Jersey personal injury lawyers as soon as possible. Our New Jersey personal injury attorneys represent individual who have suffered an injury from a slip and fall in all New Jersey counties and cities including the counties of Monmouth and Middlesex as well as the cities of Freehold and New Brunswick.
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