Imagine this scenario for a minute. It’s finally the end of a long,
stressful day at work and you decide to meet a friend for dinner at your
favorite restaurant. Your plan for the rest of the evening is to relax
and unwind with good food and conversation. As you enter through the front
door of the restaurant, you see your friend sitting at a table near the
service area of the bar.
You waive enthusiastically and briskly walk over to the table when all
of a sudden you feel your feet slip on a liquid substance on the floor.
You lose your balance and in a split second come crashing down to the
floor, landing on your lower back.
Before you realize what has happened, you feel a wave of burning sensations
followed by sharp pain shooting up and down your spine. You scream in
agony as you try to move. You have just become the victim of
a slip and fall accident.
As you can see, a slip and fall accident can result in serious personal
injuries. Victims should retain
an experienced Poughkeepsie slip and fall attorney immediately in order to receive the compensation they are entitled to.
It is important to know the types of injuries that can result from such
Serious injuries can result in thousands of dollars in medical bills for
hospital visits and medical treatment. Such injuries can also impair one’s
ability to return to work. Let’s take a look at some injuries that
can arise from a slip and fall accident.
Torn ligaments in the knees and wrists as well as dislocated joints are
common and quite painful. It could take months for a tear to heal and
can take numerous visits to a physical therapist before improvement is
noticed. Some tears might even require surgery.
Broken bones and hips, especially among the elderly population, could result
in extensive nursing care and even hip replacement surgery.
Injuries to the sensitive areas such as the neck, back, and spine could
result in acute and chronic pain necessitating surgery and could result
in permanent disability.
The most serious types of injuries are those that affect the head. Concussions,
skull fractures, and traumatic brain damage can result from a victim striking
his or her head against the hard ground. Extensive medical treatment and
rehabilitation could be required and victims could struggle with cognitive
functioning, memory loss, and immobility.
Slip and fall accidents can alter your life forever. With mounting medical bills, missed time
from work, and mental anguish, you need an experienced attorney to help
you and guide you through the legal process.
Learn more about how to establish liability in a slip and fall case in
our article posted here. Read about indoor slip and fall accidents causing injuries in
our blog post available here. Find out about outdoor slip and fall accidents in
our blog post available here.
Our personal injury attorneys at
Mainetti, Mainetti, and O’Connor, P.C. have over 100 years of combined experience working with victims of personal
injury accidents throughout New York. We understand how to effectively
represent clients who have been injured in serious car accidents, particularly
throughout the Mid-Hudson Valley region in Kingston, Poughkeepsie, and
Newburgh where we have offices. Hear
what our clients are saying about us here and learn about just some of our
successful results here. If you or a loved one has been injured in a personal injury accident,
please do not hesitate to contact us by calling 845-340-HURT (4878) or
toll free at 866-440-4452, or by using the
convenient contact form here.