slip and fall accident

Symptoms to Look for After a Slip & Fall

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

Slip and fall accidents can cause a wide variety of wounds, ranging from minor to catastrophic. Traumatic injuries might reveal symptoms right away or take hours or even days to develop symptoms. This blog will discuss some symptoms to look for after a slip and fall accident.

A Los Angeles premises liability attorney could help you seek compensation from the at-fault party whose negligence caused your fall accident from and slip and fall or trip and fall hazard. You do not have to go through this experience by yourself.

Symptoms of Slip and Fall Injuries

Here are some of the signs that you might have suffered an injury in a slip and fall accident:

  • Pain. The discomfort could be in the part of your body on which you landed, but it could also show up elsewhere, like your wrist, if you tried to break your fall. with your hands or arms. Wrist fractures are common wounds from fall accidents.
  • Headache. If you hit your head in the fall, you should get medical attention right away. Brain bleeding and other types of head wounds can quickly become life-threatening. You might not notice bruising under your hair. Damage to brain tissue might get hidden by the skull.
  • Dizziness or confusion. These symptoms could indicate a head injury, particularly if accompanied by nausea, vomiting, or a loss of consciousness. 
  • Changes in mobility. You might have a spinal injury if you have difficulty walking, sitting, standing, or moving any part of your body as usual. Spinal cord damage could lead to paralysis or death if not treated carefully and immediately. If you suspect a back or neck injury, you should call 911. Wait for the emergency medical professionals to arrive. Do not try to move on your own, even slightly.

Please remember that not all symptoms appear immediately after the fall event. Keep vigilant for a few days after falling because even severe wounds like head trauma or internal bleeding could have delayed symptoms.

Common Injuries After and Slip or Trip and Fall Accident

Head injuries and back or neck wounds often happen in fall accidents. Bone fractures are common and can include broken wrists, ankles, arms, legs, hips, vertebrae, ribs, and facial bones. Other common fall injuries include torn ligaments and tendons, strained muscles, dislocated joints, slipped or herniated discs on the back, bruises, and lacerations.

Types of Recoverable Monetary Damages After Getting Injured in a Slip and Fall

If you suffered injuries from a slip and fall accident on someone else’s property and the accident was not your fault, you might be able to recover compensation from the property owner. Every accident case is different. Some of the categories of damages in these cases include medical expenses, lost wages, disfigurement, and pain and suffering.

You can talk to an Arkansas personal injury attorney about your slip and fall injury case. We are happy to offer a risk-free initial consultation at no charge to you. We can take care of handling your injury claim so all that you have to worry about is getting better. Reach out to our office today

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.