At some point, almost everyone has been walking and lost their balance or footing only to end up stumbling or even falling to the ground. You may be lucky to land the right way, or land on soft ground thus avoiding injury, or suffer only a minor bruise. However, many are not so lucky and can end up suffering injuries that are severe and permanent. For most falls, there is a reason for the fall. The reasons for a fall can vary from a raised edge of concrete, wrinkled carpet, an unexpected hole, or a slippery spot.
If you or a loved one have slipped and fallen on someone else’s property and suffered an injury because of a dangerous condition that should have been addressed beforehand – then you may be able to take legal action. Like most injury claims, the injuries must be severe enough to warrant the investment of time and money to pursue the claim. Sometimes, the extent of injuries is not clear, so it is important to retain counsel early. An experienced slip-and-fall attorney, such as our team at Weinstein & Cohen, will take all the correct steps to preserve your claim and if the injury is in fact severe, we have the resources, legal knowledge and proven track record to aggressively pursue your claim.
Common Permanent Injuries Caused by Naples Slip-and-Fall Accidents
One of the worst things you can do is hit your head when you’re falling. Head injuries are common in slip-and-fall accidents and they tend to result in some of the worst types of injuries, namely traumatic brain injuries. These are some of the types of traumatic brain injuries:
- Coup + Contrecoup Injuries
- Penetrating Injuries to Head
- Second Impact Syndrome
- Brain Contusions
- Cerebral Hemorrhage
In some Slip-and-fall accidents people will land hard on their back. These hard falls have the potential to inflict severe spinal cord injuries. Your spinal cord can be damaged by the direct trauma of the fall, or by broken vertebrae caused by the fall.
Other types of a slip-and-fall injuries include broken bones, dislocations and torn ligaments in shoulders, knees, and wrists. These types of injuries often require surgical repair and can lead to lifelong impairments.
Weinstein & Cohen Slip-and-Fall Naples, FL Attorneys
Slip and fall accidents can bring about serious injuries that are worthy of monetary compensation. Not only may you be compensated for your medical bills, but you may also be eligible to recover compensation for your pain, suffering, aggravation, and loss of enjoyment of life due to your injuries.
Our experienced Naples accident attorneys at Weinstein & Cohen will put your priorities first. If you or someone you care about has been injured or involved in an accident across Southwest Florida, contact the accident lawyers and Naples personal injury attorneys at Weinstein & Cohen at 239-793-3331 or visit fairnessforall.com for an absolutely free legal consultation to learn more about your options.