Slips, Trips, And Falls: Causes, Injuries, And Whiplash
Accidents while walking or running occur frequenlty, sometimes resulting in serious injuries. If injury results from a fall that occurred due to a slippery floor or obstruction on a floor such as wires, a person may choose to file a claim for compensation. Among the possible causes of injuries that can result in slip and fall claims are falls from ladders or down stairs, slips caused by wet floors, or trips on broken pavement, uneven ground, protrusions from pavement or other obstructions. Whether you are involved in a slip and fall accident at a shop, restaurant, hospital, or another building, you may claim compensation for your injuries, medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other expenses. While some of the more common injuries resulting from slip and fall accidents (such as bone fractures, back injuries, and even head injuries like traumatic brain injury) are typically associated with these types of claims, many may not realize the likelihood of a whiplash injury after a fall. Welll-known for their frequency following auto accidents, whiplash injuries range from mild to severe forms and result in various treatment requirements for victims. Occasionally, a slip or trip will lead to a sudden throwing back of the head, which causes it to move backward and forward, resulting in whiplash injury.
If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, feel free to call our office with any questions you may have. Broward, Dade, and Palm Beach County injury attorney David Benenfeld has been handling slip and fall cases in Florida for over a decade and only represents the injured. Whether your accident resulted in relatively minor, moderate, or severe injuries, we will answer your questions for free and offer advice regarding your particular situation.