While many people are of the impression that slip and fall accidents result only in minor injuries like soreness and bruising, that is not always the case. Sometimes slip and fall injuries can result in much more severe injuries, such as back-related issues. This is especially true with people who are older, or who suffer from pre-existing physical conditions. However, due to the nature of a slip and fall, back-related injuries can – and do – happen to anyone.
When you have suffered a back injury due to a slip and fall accident, you will be faced with unrelenting financial ramifications, such as medical bills and lost wages, to name a couple. So, who is at fault for your injuries? Should you bear the brunt of these losses? Depending upon the facts and circumstances of your particular accident, you may be able to receive compensation for your injuries under premises liability.
Common Types of Back Injuries Caused by Slip and Fall Accidents
While some people don’t suffer injuries from a slip and fall accident, there are certain injuries that are a common result of one. Common types of back injuries that are caused by slip and fall accidents include:
- Compression fractures
- Tailbone injuries
- Herniated discs
- Radiculopathy (pinched nerves caused by damage to the bones, muscles, tendons, and cartilage surrounding the spine)
- Spondylolisthesis (misalignment of the vertebrae)
- Spinal cord injuries
Although some of these injuries will heal with rest and medication over time, some will not. Instead, you will require more invasive treatment, such as surgery. Many people suffer long-lasting back injuries that affect their daily lives.
Is Someone Else Liable for Your Slip and Fall Accident Injuries?
If you slipped and fell on your own property, there’s a good chance that you will have to foot the bill for your damages. However, if your slip and fall occurred on someone else’s property, you may be able to receive compensation by bringing a lawsuit for premises liability. Each property owner has a duty to act reasonably in order to prevent dangerous conditions on their property. When someone invites you onto their property (either as a personal guest or a customer), they must act reasonably to remedy any potentially dangerous conditions or must provide sufficient warning. When a property owner fails to uphold this duty and has acted negligently, the victim will recover the damages related to his or her injury.
The Attorneys at Rochelle McCullough Help Those in Dallas Who Have Been Injured in a Slip and Fall Accident
When you have been the victim of a slip and fall accident, you are often faced with handling the financial ramifications that accompany it. You should not be held responsible for someone else’s negligence. You may be entitled to compensation. Be sure to speak with a qualified Texas personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
The lawyers at Rochelle McCullough help victims of slip and fall accidents to get their lives and their livelihood back on track. We will fight for your rights. To schedule a consultation, contact us today.