Slip accidents usually happen when a person trips, slips, stumbles, or at times, when they step on a same level surface and they fall to the ground. The resulting impact of hitting the ground, whether sideways, backwards or face first usually leads to grave injuries. Today, slips and fall accidents cause more than 100 million lost workdays every year in the US. The National Safety Council (NSC) attributes a large percentage of visits to emergency rooms to fall and slip accidents. Harrison Barnes, A Professional Law Corporation lawyers from Los Angeles can be able to represent any fall and slip victims in premise liability claims.
We have a legal team that also includes experts who can be able to investigate scenes as well as recreate accidents. If you bring your case to us, we can be able to determine liability for all your injuries, and also seek damages for lost wages, medical bills, and for pain and suffering. Harrison Barnes, A Professional Law Corporation lawyers believe that any carelessness on the part of a property owner should be dealt with, and that is by compensating victims for any injuries caused.
Although there are people who normally walk off a slip and fall accident with just a few scratches. There are people who usually get seriously hurt, and may need prolonged hospital stays, multiple surgeries, and at times long term care. Some of the horrific injuries that may occur due to slip and fall injuries include:
Impacts to the head can lead to bruising, bleeding, and at times swelling of the brain. There have been cases where serious head damage has caused brain damage, concussion, coma, and skull fractures.
Injury to the spinal cord can affect sensory functions, bowel functions, motor functions, sexual functions, and the ability to regulate the heart, pressure, bladder functions, and even one’s temperature.
The removal of one’s limbs or amputation can affect a person’s ability to move, and their quality of life. Amputees at times also suffer from phantom limb- a condition in which a person feels that a part of their body is missing. At times, the brain usually instructs bones to grow, and this can affect any prosthetic that a person is using.
The elderly today is some of the most vulnerable people who experience slip and fall accidents. Statistics from the National Safety Council report that 55% of people over 40 will suffer a grave fall related injury at least once in their lifetime. Furthermore, for older people, age factors such as decreased muscle strength and loss of bone density may increase chances of a person getting hurt in falls.
If a family member or you have been involved in a fall and slip accident, you should get in touch with Harrison Barnes, A Professional Law Corporation attorneys. We serve clients all of Southern California including Pasadena, Century City, and all of Los Angeles. If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident and need legal advice, call our office at (310) 598-1719 today.