Slip and Fall Injuries in NY
- January 19, 2015
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Slip and fall injuries in New York are common. Every year, nearly 130 million Americans suffer a slip and fall injury. According to the National Floor Safety Institute, 21.3% of Americans, over 8 million, are treated for injuries after a slip and fall accident.
Common Injuries Due to Slip and Fall in NY
About 30% of people who slip and fall will suffer some sort of injury. Many walk away with minor injuries. But unfortunately, there are others who suffer head injuries, broken bones, back problems, permanent disabilities or even death.
1.Head injury: Any bump or jolt to the head can lead a person to serious impairment and other physiological problems. Victims suffering head injuries due to slip and fall can have severe brain damage, amnesia, cognition problems, and behavioral trauma. According to the Brain Injury Institute, head injury due to is the most severe form of accident and “approximately 35% of brain injuries are caused by falls.”
2.Bone Fracture: Bone fracture is the most common form of injury that occurs due to slip and fall. In most cases the wrist, ankles, knees, hips, and pelvis gets fractured. Slip and fall fractures bones, but also damages surrounding tissues, ligaments, tendons and weakens muscles.
3.Spinal Injury: Spinal injury due to slip and fall can result in a severe physiological disorder and irreversible consequences. Spinal muscles are largely responsible for motion and are associated with the nervous system. Any severe damage to the nervous system due to spinal injury can lead to permanent paralysis.
Contact Our NY Slip and Fall Injury Lawyer
If you have suffered one of the above injuries in a slip and fall accident, then you need an experienced personal injury lawyer to advocate on your behalf. You can count on Rockland Injury Lawyers to fight on your behalf to secure the compensation you deserve. For help with any slip and fall accident case, contact New York slip and fall accident lawyers Jeffery M. Adams and Reuven Epstein at 845-709-8005 or 800-940-1799.