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Type of Injuries Commonly Seen in Florida Slip and Fall Cases

Slip and fall injuries occur in Florida every day. These injuries are often caused by negligent property owners. While slip-and-fall accidents may not involve large machinery or vehicles, as a car accident does, they can still lead to life-altering injuries under the wrong circumstances. 

Take a closer look at some of Florida’s most common serious slip and fall injuries.

Traumatic Brain Injuries

Any fall can potentially result in a head injury. A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be particularly likely in any slip and fall accident that involves a fall from a great height. Falls on stairs or escalators can also present a high risk of a head injury.

Spinal Cord Injuries

Despite effectively holding your body together, your spinal cord is relatively fragile. You don’t need to break a bone to suffer a serious injury to your spinal cord. Simply wrenching it out of position can result in a permanent injury.

When you slip and fall, it is common for your torso to go in one direction while your legs go in the other. This can pinch a nerve in your spinal column or push a disc out of position. Such an injury can impact your ability to work and may even interfere with your daily life.

Broken Limbs

Broken ankles are particularly common with slip and fall cases. Many victims also break their arms or wrists. This can occur when you reach out to break your fall. Arm and wrist bones are often not strong enough to endure that impact and can break upon contact with the floor or ground.

Turn to a Tampa Personal Injury Lawyer Today

If you suffer a serious injury in a slip and fall accident in Tampa, a personal injury lawyer at Shrader, Mendez & O’Connell can help you seek the compensation you deserve. Call us at 813-360-1529 to schedule a free consultation today.

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