Slip-and-fall accidents affect the young and old alike. While elderly victims may sustain more harm, adults and young people are just as susceptible to suffering serious injuries.
If you had a slip-and-fall accident today, would you know what to do? Would you know the steps you need to take to obtain compensation for your medical expenses and lost wages? A knowledgeable lawyer does. And no matter what type of injury you suffer, he or she can offer you attentive counsel. Slip-and-fall accidents can cause many different types of catastrophic injuries, including:
Traumatic brain injuries — Traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, affect approximately 1.7 million people every year. Furthermore, falls are the most common cause of TBIs. A minor TBI may cause a brief concussion while a serious TBI can result in motor skill impairment and even death.
Partial paralysis — A slip-and-fall accident can result in any number of different back and neck injuries. If the spinal cord is damaged, depending on the extent of injury, the victim may suffer from partial paralysis or paraplegia.
Quadriplegia — In the event that you suffer severe trauma to the neck or spinal cord in a slip-and-fall accident, you may be fully paralyzed — meaning a loss of movement and sensation in all four limbs.
These types of conditions severely impact the life of the victim and his or her family. If you or your loved one has sustained a catastrophic injury ? or any type of personal injury ? it is vital that you seek competent counsel as soon as possible.