Common Injuries Suffered by Premises Liability Victims
Slip and fall accidents can cause serious injuries. Falls account for over 8 million hospital emergency room visits, representing the leading cause of visits (21.3%). Slip and falls account for over 1 million visits, or 12% of total falls. Since these accidents result in so much harm, it is important that we hold property owners responsible for providing reasonably safe premises.
Injuries Common to Premises Liability Victims
Some of the most common types of serious slip and fall injuries include:
- Head injuries. Even the slightest slip and fall can result in serious head injuries if your head strikes the ground. Victims who suffer brain injury may need extensive medical care and rehabilitation.
- Neck and back injuries. A slip and fall, or even if you catch yourself from falling, can result in extremely painful neck and back injuries. A slipped disk or broken back can result in expensive surgery and the inability to return to work.
- Broken bones. The majority of slip and fall accidents occur among the elderly. Unfortunately, even the smallest fall can easily result in broken bones for this age group. One of the most common types of broken bones that elderly slip and fall victims suffer is the pelvis or hip. Such an injury can result in a prolonged nursing home stay.
- Torn ligaments or tendons. Tearing a tendon in any part of the body, including the knees, wrists and shoulders, can be very painful and result in long-term consequences. Tears can take months to heal and most require ongoing physical therapy. Some tears can also require corrective surgery, with the victim never returning to 100 percent.
If you are a victim of a slip and fall accident on another person’s property, you may be entitled to compensation. You should consult with an attorney who has experience in these types of cases for more information.
For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation with a New Jersey slip and fall lawyer, please call the Law Offices of Dan T. Matrafajlo at (908) 248-4404.