Lawsuits Over Permanent Slip and Fall Injuries in Bradenton
We all slip and fall. At some point, everyone has been walking and lost their balance or footing only to end up stumbling or falling. In most cases, this does not result in much more than maybe a bruise or a scrape. However, many are not so lucky and can end up suffering injuries so severe that they end up causing permanent damage. These injuries are not always the fault of the person that fell. Many property owners that invite a person onto their premises can be negligent in ways that can help cause a slip and fall accident and make them liable for the damages that they cause.
Bradenton Slip and Fall Accident Injury Claims
If you or a loved one have slipped and fell on someone else’s property and suffered a permanent or catastrophic injury because of some dangerous condition that should have been addressed beforehand then you may be able to take legal action. Slip and fall accident claims allow those that have fallen victim to dangerous slip/trip hazards and injured themselves the ability to seek compensation for their injury’s damages from those considered liable.
The process of seeking compensation for slip and fall injuries require damages severe enough to warrant the investment of time and money into pursuing a claim, proof of a liable party’s fault for the injuries, and clearly outlined and justifiable damages. A good slip and fall accident attorney can help you manage the various aspects of your case by providing legal advice born of years of experience, extensive resources for handling a case’s investigation and clerical aspects, and negotiate a fair settlement or represent you in court if need be. In slip and fall cases involving permanent injuries, the stakes are much higher since the damages or more severe. Insurance companies will fight harder which means you’ll need a good attorney at your side.
Common Permanent Injuries Caused by Bradenton Slip and Fall Accidents
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Traumatic Brain Injuries
One of the worst parts of your body to hit when you are falling is the head. Head injuries are unfortunately very common because of slip and fall accidents and they tend to also cause some of the worst damage. In severe cases, a person that falls and hits their head can suffer what is known as a traumatic brain injury. These injuries involve a person suffering damage to their brain as a result of an intense physical force acting upon the head either in the form of direct physical trauma or violent jerking movements. Common examples of traumatic brain injuries that people suffer include
- Coup-contrecoup injuries
- Diffuse Axonal Injuries
- Penetrating Brain Injuries
- Second Impact Syndrome
- Brain Contusions
Traumatic brain injuries are not only very damaging but they also have the potential to be permanent. The brain is one of the least understood parts of the body and medicine is only capable of healing it to a certain point. Brain damage inflicted by a traumatic brain injury can be permanent and cause all kinds of cognitive issues that can have a significant impact on someone’s life.
Spinal Cord Injuries
Slip and fall accidents will occasionally cause a person to end up landing on their back. Especially hard impacts on the back like this have the potential to inflict severe spinal cord injuries. The spinal cord is the spongy nerve bundle that is encased by the vertebrae that make up the spine. If the spinal cord is damaged then the various sensory functions it controls can be compromised. The spine not only holds you upright but also relays a great deal of information to and from the brain to the rest of the body in terms of senses, organ control, and locomotion.
The spinal cord can be damaged by the direct trauma of a fall, broken vertebrae that scrape or cut it, as well as the pressure put on it by dislocated or otherwise damaged vertebrae. This damage to the spinal cord can inflict permanent damage to a person since there is not much that doctors can do to repair a spinal cord since it is so complex of an organ. Permanent damage can take the form of nerve damage that affects a person’s sensory abilities, issues with abdominal organs leading to incontinence and poor function, as well as varying degrees of paralysis or loss of strength in the limbs.
While most broken bones do end up healing with the right treatment and a certain amount of recuperation, there are some severe breaks that can lead to lifelong problems. A person that falls can occasionally break a limb or fracture a certain bone but some people like the elderly can have their joints severely damaged or suffer more compromising breaks like those to the pelvis. These more severe broken bones can shatter in ways that affect the body’s structural integrity and they can potentially damage surrounding tissue and organs.
Dolman Law Slip and Fall Injury Attorneys of Bradenton, Florida
Slip and fall accidents can bring about serious injuries that are worthy of monetary compensation. Not only may you be compensated for your medical bills, but you may also be eligible to recover compensation for all of your pain, suffering, aggravation, and loss of enjoyment of life due to your injuries. The Florida slip and fall injury lawyers at Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA will begin the process by filing an insurance claim for coverage.
A qualified and experienced personal injury attorney will have the resources and the desire to take a case as far as necessary to recover the full, true value of a slip-and-fall case. Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA is a personal injury law firm that has successfully recovered substantial awards for countless victims of negligence. We have the resources required to cover the cost of litigation, no matter how long it takes, to ensure the client recovers the maximum award possible.
With offices across both Florida coasts, you can easily reach Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, and Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, at (941) 961-8841 or (833-55-CRASH), or you can write to us using our online contact page.
6703 14th Street West Suite 207
Bradenton, FL 34207
Phone: (941) 961-8841