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What Encompasses a Slip and Fall Injury?

On Behalf of | Dec 2, 2013 | Tampa Personal Injury

“Slip and fall” is a general legal term used when describing an injury which occurs when a person slips, trips or falls due to dangerous conditions on another person’s property.

According to a recent study, more than one million people slip and fall each year. One-third of the total accidents cause debilitating injuries, and can also be attributed to workplace conditions.

Common slip and fall injuries we see around Tampa include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries.
  • Soft tissue neck injuries.
  • Low back injuries.
  • Spinal cord damage.
  • Shoulder injuries.
  • Knee injuries.
  • Muscle and ligament injuries.

Closed head injuries sustained in Tampa slip and fall accidents can often be serious, and victims of such accidents need to pursue immediate medical attention. The extent of the damage may not always be apparent and it can be possible for symptoms not to arise until a considerable period of time has passed.

Injuries sustained in a slip and fall accident can also be particularly devastating for older Americans. Slip and fall complications are actually the most common cause of death in people over the age of sixty-five.

If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, it is important that you document your injuries by pursuing medical attention immediately after the accident. Negligent parties may be held liable for your injuries, which equates to you possibly being able to recover compensation for medical expenses; suffering and lost income.

In the critical time following an injury, you need an attorney who is prepared to handle the unique nature of your slip and fall case. Frank Charles Miranda, P.A. can help you secure the compensation you deserve for injuries you suffered due to the negligence of another part. Call us today at 813.254.2637 for a free consultation.