Property owners need to take special care to address any slip and fall hazards on their grounds. If a guest, employee, or resident is injured because of one of these hazards, the property owner may be held legally responsible for whatever injuries result.
These accidents can leave an injured individual with substantial need for medical attention, as they may often lead to serious bone fractures or even head trauma. In some cases, these injuries may produce long-term disabilities that can severely impair a person’s quality of life.
Injuries from Slip and Fall Accidents
People injured in slip and fall accidents may require immediate and, in some cases, long-term medical assistance. These injuries may call for significantly invasive treatment options if injuries are severe enough.
The following may result from a slip and fall accident:
- Facial fracture or sensory organ injuries
- Dental injuries
- Broken bones, especially in the legs and arms
- Soft tissue injuries
- Brain injuries
The consequences of these injuries may leave injured individuals with considerable financial burdens due to expensive treatment costs and a lack of wages during treatment and recovery. However, legal action may be available against the party responsible.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a slip and fall accident, we may be able to help with the process of filing a compensation claim against the property owner responsible for those injuries. To learn more about how to prepare a legal claim after an injury, contact an attorney from the Cottrell Law Office, at (800) 364-8305 today.