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The unforeseen moment when a casual step turns into a sudden tumble can have far-reaching consequences. Slip, trip, and fall injuries, often dismissed as minor incidents, can lead to a myriad of injuries with lasting effects. Insurance companies may downplay the severity, but the reality is that falls can result in long-term disabilities and impairments.

Fielding Law understands the complexities surrounding these incidents and is dedicated to providing unwavering support to those who have experienced such accidents. Our commitment goes beyond legal representation; it extends to offering empathy and guidance during the challenging aftermath.

Common Trip and Fall Injuries:

  1. Broken bones and fractures
  2. Abrasions and lacerations on hands, knees, and elbows
  3. Facial injuries
  4. Broken and sprained wrists from attempting to break the fall
  5. Ankle and foot injuries from tripping
  6. Knee injuries
  7. Neck injuries (whiplash)
  8. Traumatic brain injury

Trip and fall accidents, distinct from slips, often occur when there is an obstruction or uneven surface that causes an individual to lose balance. Uneven pavements, potholes, loose carpeting, or unexpected obstacles can lead to these accidents. Moreover, poor lighting or obscured vision may contribute to the likelihood of tripping.

Unlike slips where the fall tends to be backward, trip and fall accidents commonly result in individuals falling forward. This forward motion can lead to a different set of injuries, including broken bones and fractures, abrasions and lacerations on hands, knees, and elbows, facial injuries, broken and sprained wrists from attempting to break the fall, ankle and foot injuries from tripping, knee injuries, and traumatic brain injuries.

Common Slip and Fall Injuries:

  1. Traumatic brain injury and skull fractures
  2. Shoulder injuries (dislocations, rotator cuff injuries, and fractures)
  3. Spinal cord injuries
  4. Neck injuries (whiplash and cervical fractures)
  5. Knee and ankle injuries
  6. Back injuries (fractured vertebrae, herniated discs, and nerve damage)
  7. Hip fractures and injuries

Slip and fall injuries, on the other hand, often transpire due to slippery surfaces. Wet floors, spills that have not been promptly addressed, or recently waxed or polished surfaces pose significant risks.

The mechanics of a slip and fall involve the individual losing traction on the surface, leading to a backward fall. The impact can result in injuries like traumatic brain injuries, fractures, and soft tissue damage. Understanding the environmental factors that contribute to slip and fall incidents is crucial for prevention and navigating potential legal proceedings.

Fielding Law Your Slip, Trip and Fall Injury Attorneys

In the aftermath of a slip, trip, or fall injury, Fielding Law stands ready to provide compassionate support and legal expertise. Our dedicated team is committed to navigating the complexities of personal injury claims, safeguarding your rights, and pursuing the compensation you rightfully deserve. Contact Fielding Law at 833.88.SHARK, and let us assist you in crafting a personalized case plan tailored to your unique needs. Your journey to recovery starts with a call to Fielding Law, where caring meets capability.

Note: Information provided is for educational purposes and does not constitute legal advice. Always consult with a qualified attorney for legal concerns.