Personal Injury Results from Slip-and-Fall Accidents: Back Injuries
A back injury is perhaps the most common consequence of a slip-and-fall accident. This type of injury can leave a victim unable to work, or live a normal life for a long period of time, in some cases permanently. A compression fracture in the spinal vertebra could occur, especially in those over the age of 50 who suffer from conditions that weaken the bones, such as osteoporosis. These accidents can also lead to herniated or slipped discs, which are debilitating and painful if they go on untreated.
Personal Injury Results from Slip-and-Fall Accidents: Spinal Cord Injuries
When the spinal cord, the bundle of nerves that runs down the middle of the back, is injured, it can disrupt communication between the brain and the body. In the worst cases, this type of injury can leave a victim completely or partially paralyzed below the area where the injury occurred.
A spinal cord injury that is caused by a slip and fall is usually the result of fractured vertebra that causes damage to the tissue of the spinal cord or that compress the nerves, resulting in neural signals not being transmitted.
An injury to the spinal cord is extremely serious, and unfortunately, a common occurrence after a slip-and-fall accident.
Contact a Personal Injury Attorney After a Slip-and-Fall Accident
If a person slips and falls due to someone else’s negligence or fault, they need to contact a personal injury attorney for help. The attorney will be able to review the facts of the case to determine if the individual is able to recover compensation for the injuries they suffered.
For more information about slip-and-fall accidents and when to contact a personal injury attorney, contact the lawyers at the office of Hardesty, Tyde, Green, Ashton & Clifton, P.A. by calling 904-414-4906.