Our Trial Team at Stewart, Melvin, & Frost understand the frustration of suffering severe injuries in a slip and fall accident. When another person or entity neglects their duty to keep their premises safe, you may have the right to hold them accountable for your injuries. With our decades of experience and immense resources, you can feel confident that your lawyers will always be professional, prepared and responsive.
“While we can provide this individual attention to our clients, we also have the backing of one of the largest firms in north Georgia,” said Attorney Mark Alexander, partner and member of the Trial Team of Stewart Melvin & Frost. “This provides us the opportunity to provide a level of legal care and legal services to our clients that a lot of other folks aren’t able to provide.”
7 Most Common Injuries Resulting From Slip and Falls
The dangers of a slip and fall accident not only stem from the initial fall, but also from whether you hit anything on your way to the ground. For example, if someone slips on an exposed cord and hits their head on a nearby table, they may suffer a severe brain injury.
While there are various types of injuries a person may sustain in a slip and fall accident, the following are common examples of injuries you may suffer:
Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs)
When a person slips and falls to the ground, one of their most vulnerable body parts is the head. A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is when a violent blow to the head causes harm to the brain. This can include concussions. Depending on where your brain suffers damage, you may experience loss of consciousness, motor function, and memory.
A prevalent injury in slip and fall accidents is broken bones. The elderly are some of the most vulnerable to slip and fall accidents and often suffer broken bones in the arms, collarbone area, and lower legs. Due to the fragility of their bones, they may easily suffer dangerous injuries when they fall.
If you fall on something with glass or a sharp object, you may suffer harmful cuts and lacerations. Depending on where you fall and the location of your injury, you may need immediate medical attention. Severe cuts can require stitches and may cause permanent scarring.
Sprains and Strains
Tripping over a raised floorboard or slipping on a damaged step may cause you to suffer varying degrees of sprains or strains to different areas of your body. For example, you may try to catch yourself or position yourself differently, causing you to harm yourself accidentally. The ankles, wrists, and knees are the most common areas for sprains and strains.
Spinal Cord Injuries
Suffering from a spinal cord injury (SCI) may result in life-changing disabilities. Depending on the location of your spinal injury, you may suffer paralysis, loss of control of your bowel movements, and severe back pain.
After a slip and fall accident, you will want to make an appointment with your physician immediately. A doctor will determine whether you sustained any injury in your accident.
Contact Stewart Melvin & Frost For Highly-Qualified Georgia Legal Representation
Stewart Melvin & Frost’s Trial Team, led by Mark Alexander and Andrew Gould, understand how conflicting you may feel with proceeding with an accident claim. You may dismiss your injury as the result of your own clumsiness when it was really caused by the negligence of another individual or entity. Holding the responsible party accountable for their behavior will not only provide you with closure but stop them from harming anyone else.
Our experienced and responsive lawyers have decades of experience protecting clients’ rights across North Georgia. We work on a contingency fee basis, so you will never pay us unless you receive compensation for your damages. Supporting and protecting those within our communities is what drives our practice. Call (770) 536-0101 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation today.