Types of Slip and Fall Injuries - San Antonio Slip and Fall Accident Attorneys
Our San Antonio slip and fall accident attorneys at Carabin Shaw know that slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere in the city. While some slip and falls can result in minor bumps and bruises, others can cause serious and sometimes life-threatening injuries. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of five falls in the United States results in a serious injury and over 800,000 people are hospitalized every year.
If you have been injured in a slip and fall in San Antonio, contact a lawyer. You may be entitled to financial compensation if you can prove the following:
- The property owner owed you a duty of care
- The property owner breached his or her duty of care
- Finally, you must prove that you were injured as a result of the slip and fall
Here are a few common types of slip and fall injuries.Broken Bones
Falls can lead to more pressure on bones than bones can withstand, which results in fractures. Elderly individuals are particularly susceptible to broken bones from falls, but all victims can suffer from fractures as a result of a fall. Broken bones can result in severe complications.Spinal Cord Injuries
A spinal cord injury is damage to any part of the spinal cord or nerves at the end of the spinal canal. These injuries include fractured vertebrae, slipped and herniated discs, pinched nerves, and a variety of other painful injuries.
Damages to your spinal cord can result in permanent paralysis, temporary paralysis, other neurologic and sensory impairments. Spinal cord injuries can also cause permanent changes to your strength, sensation, and other bodily functions below the site of the injury. In some cases, injuries to your spinal cord can result in death.Neck Injuries
Neck injuries can result from damage to the spinal cord or from damage to the muscles, ligaments, or tendons in the neck. Slip and fall accidents may cause neck injuries if you land on your shoulder or neck, or they may result from overexertion while trying to catch yourself. Even minor neck injuries can be painful and result in medical bills, missed days of work, suffering, and more.Concussions
A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI) caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or by a hit to the body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth. Concussions typically occur when your head collides with the ground, but you can also get a concussion from violent shaking.
Common symptoms of concussions include a headache, confusion, dizziness, “fogginess,” ringing in the ears, and nausea. Loss of consciousness may or may not occur.Severe Cuts and Lacerations
Did you fall on broken glass, debris, sharp metal, or other objects? Slip and falls can result in severe cuts and lacerations that require stitches or sutures to heal. These types of injuries cannot only result in permanent scars but might also cause damage to nerves, muscles, and other soft tissue.File a Claim
Slip and fall accidents can result in a variety of injuries, some of which may have not been listed above. If you have been injured in a slip and fall, you may be liable to receive compensation for medical bills, physical therapy, lost wages due to missed work, pain and suffering, and more.Free Case Review at Carabin Shaw
San Antonio personal injury attorneys at Carabin Shaw offer a free case review / initial consultation. Someone is available to speak with you 24/7. Both English-speaking and Spanish-speaking staff members are available to help. Call toll-free: 800-862-1260
One of our experienced attorneys will conduct a thorough investigation of your case and help you build a successful claim that proves you were injured as a result of a slip and fall and that the property owner is responsible. You can find Carabin Shaw’s client reviews here.