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What Injuries Can You Sustain From a Slip and Fall Accident?

You may think of a slip and fall accident as a minor mishap that doesn’t often cause serious injuries.

Think again.

It is possible to sustain serious injuries that can impact your life for quite some time after the slip and fall accident. Read on to learn more about injuries commonly sustained in slip and fall accidents.

Broken Bones

When you slip and fall as a result of an unsafe condition, breaking a bone is possible. If you land wrong or try to catch yourself using your arms, you may end up with a fracture or a complete break.

Sprained Wrists or Ankles

A sprain occurs when a ligament is wrenched or twisted aggressively in such a way that induces pain and swelling, but the joint is not dislocated. It is common for slip and fall victims to sustain sprain injuries.

Shoulder Dislocations

When you try to catch yourself after slipping, it is possible for your shoulder to pop out of the cup-shaped socket, causing a dislocation. This type of injury can cause the tissue and nerves around the joint to sustain damage.

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

If you fall and hit your head as a result of slipping on an unsafe surface, you may sustain a TBI. These types of injuries are very serious and can easily lead to permanent damage, especially if not addressed immediately.

TBIs are some of the most long-term injuries slip and fall victims can sustain.

Spine and Nerve Damage

It is possible for spinal cord damage to occur as a result of a slip and fall accident. Unfortunately, when the spinal cord sustains harm, it affects the brain’s communication with the rest of the body.

Like TBIs, spine and nerve damage are some of the most harmful injuries slip and fall victims can sustain.

We’re Here to Help

If you suffer a severe injury in a slip and fall accident as a result of an unsafe condition on another’s property, you may be owed compensation. Our team wants to help you recover it.

Contact Christie Farrell Lee & Bell today with the details of your case by calling (317) 245-3709 or filling out our online contact form. We encourage you to discover more about our team and how we can help.