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Which Three Body Parts Are Most Often Injured in a Slip and Fall Accident?

 Posted on May 22, 2023 in Personal Injury

CO accident lawyerSlip and fall accidents are among the most common causes of personal injury, and they can happen to virtually anyone at any time. While it is possible to suffer any number of injuries from a slip and fall accident, there are three body parts in particular where most injuries occur. These vulnerable areas include the head, the back, and the hips. Suppose you have experienced a slip and fall injury. In that case, it is strongly recommended you contact a personal injury attorney to

get the process started of examining the event and pursuing compensation.

Look Out for These Injuries in Slip and Fall Accidents

Head injuries are one of the most severe types of injuries that can result from a slip-and-fall accident. When someone slips and falls, it is not uncommon for their head to hit a hard surface, such as a concrete floor or a tiled bathroom. Even a head injury that at first appears minor can end up having serious consequences, such as a concussion or a traumatic brain injury, which can result in cognitive and behavioral changes that, in severe cases, can be permanent.

Another prevalent injury associated with slip and fall accidents is back injuries. When a person slips and falls, their back can easily twist and contort, causing injury to muscles or ligaments. In other cases, falling and having your back suffer direct impact can also cause serious injuries. Back injuries encompass a broad spectrum of problems, from minor strains or sprains to herniated discs or even spinal cord injuries. It all depends on the circumstances of the slip and fall.

Finally, the third body part often injured in slip and fall accidents, especially amongst the older population, is hip injuries. When someone slips and falls, they may land directly on their hip, resulting in fractures or breaks. Hip injuries can be highly debilitating, particularly for older individuals, since they are likely to have other medical conditions already; a fall can result in a worsening of a condition they already have, making the situation even more difficult.

Remember, if you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, seek medical attention immediately, even if you do not initially feel significant pain or other adverse symptoms. Some injuries may not be readily apparent and thus require a proper medical examination to determine the severity of the injuries.

Contact a Fort Collins Slip and Fall Attorney

Contact the skilled Larimer County slip and fall lawyer with Hoggatt Law Office, P.C. for legal representation in your slip and fall case. Call 970-225-2190 for a free consultation.


Source - https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/softtissue-injuries

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