How a Simple Fall Can Hospitalize YouRobert A. Solomon, P.C.
When We Fall on a Property
Nobody ever wants to be seen tripping and falling in public, but unfortunately, it happens to all of us. For a lot of people, a simple trip and fall accident is not a big deal, but for others, an accident involving a fall can mean serious injuries that will cost a lot of money to help heal. When a fall happens simply because we trip over our own feet, there’s not much to be done, but when a fall happens due to negligence of a property owner, it can leave a fall victim frustrated and upset as they seek treatment for their injuries. While it’s exasperating to be injured on a property, it’s important to know that a property owner’s negligence is something that should be questioned, and that negligence is something that a victim can be compensated for if the owner of the property is completely at fault for the accident.
After being injured in a fall accident due to another’s negligence, call a personal injury lawyer to discuss your case and to see what you may be owed after your accident.
Some Injuries Sustained in a Fall
Falling can injure is in many ways, which are sometimes immediate and sometimes delayed. The injuries we can sustain in a fall include:
Lacerations: Depending on where you trip and fall, you can end up with some lacerations that may need to be treated by medical professionals. If you were to trip over an exposed pipe, trip due to a hole that hasn’t been properly identified, or trip in a business where items have been left out, you may end up with lacerations that cannot be properly treated by someone other than someone in the medical field. Lacerations can vary in their severity, depending on where you land, but you should have your wound treated, especially if it is bleeding heavily for longer than 10 minutes or is a deep cut.
Broken bones: As you age, your bones become more brittle, so if you are an older individual who falls, the probability of you breaking a bone is much higher than if you are younger. Broken bones can happen to those who are younger, though, depending on how hard they fall. Broken bones will need to be seen by a medical professional to ensure the bone heals properly.
Infections: If you fell and broke your skin, you have the possibility of infection. One of the biggest factors that can lead to an infection is where you fell. Did you fall in a puddle of dirty water? Did you fall in a parking lot that is covered in gravel? Did you fall in a public area that is not regularly cleaned? Any of these situations can and will lead to an infection to occur, which is why it’s so important to seek medical attention if you think an injury you received in a fall might be infected, as it can cause you to become very sick.
Always seek medical attention as appropriate following a fall accident, and be sure to get the contact information of the property owner, as you may need it if you decide to file a claim.
Personal Injury Lawyers in New York and New Jersey
If you were injured due to a property not being taken care of properly, contact the lawyers at the Law Offices of Robert A. Solomon of Metro Law. Our lawyers will not only take your case on, but they will fight for you to ensure that you win the settlement you need to help you heal and move past your accident. Call our office today to see what our team can do for you at (800) 469-6476.