Five Most Common Causes of Slip and Fall Injuries

Categories: Slip and Fall

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Slip and fall injuries are among the most common injuries people suffer on a day-to-day basis. From slippery floors to cracked cement and loose railings, there are countless issues that can lead to sudden, unexpected, and serious injuries.

At Brian D. Guralnick Injury Lawyers, we regularly represent clients who have been injured in slips and falls in Palm Beach County. Based on our experience, the following are five of the most common types of slip and fall injury claims:

Common Slip and Fall Injuries

1. Concussions

Concussions are dangerous brain injuries. While professional sports leagues like the NFL and NASCAR have raised public awareness of the risks of concussions, concussions still are not well-understood. Even “minor” concussions can cause lasting damage, and many concussion victims suffer from post-concussive syndrome for months, or even years, after their injury. As a result, it is critically important that concussion victims fight to make sure that they receive full compensation for their injuries.

2. Broken Bones

Broken bones are common injuries in slip and fall accidents, as well. While children and the elderly are particularly at risk for fractures, anyone who slips or falls can easily suffer a broken bone. Some of the most common breaks in slip and fall accidents include broken hips, wrists, ankles, arms, and legs.

3. Sprains and Strains

Sprains are injuries that involve overstretching of ligaments (the bands of tissue that connect the bones in your joints). Strains involve overstretching of muscles and tendons (the bands of tissue that connect muscles to bones). Sprains and strains are extremely common slip and fall-related injuries, particularly in the wrists, hands, and ankles. However, slip and fall victims often suffer sprains and strains in other areas of the body as well, including the neck (commonly referred to as “whiplash”) and spine.

4. Tears

When a ligament, muscle, or tendon stretches to the point that it breaks, this is known as a “tear.” In many cases, tears require surgery to repair. Like other types of slip and fall injuries, tears often force people to miss time from work – leading to additional financial losses – and frequently lead to permanent physical limitations.

5. Drowning and Near-Drowning Injuries

Here in Palm Beach County, we have lots of pools. While pools can be safe and fun, they also present real risks for serious – and sometimes fatal – accidents. Tragically, people of all ages drown in swimming pools every year, and many others suffer lasting effects from near-drowning injuries.

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Disclaimer: The information in this blog is not intended, and must not be taken, as legal advice on any particular set of facts or circumstances. If you need advice on specific legal issues, please consult with a licensed Personal Injury attorney.