Sometimes a trip to the grocery store, department store, or big-box store may start out normal but end in an ambulance ride due to falling. While there are many different types of serious injuries that victims of slip and falls may suffer due to hazardous floors, elderly people often suffer hip injuries that could include:
- Hip flexor strain
- Hip pointer injury
- Hip joint injury
- Hip fracture
- Hip dislocation
- Broken hip
- Femoral neck fracture
When an elderly individual suffers a hip fracture or dislocation in a slip and fall accident, he or she will not be able to walk, bend, sit, or even stand. As a result, 911 is called and a victim who cannot bear weight is often carried out on long spine board that stabilizes the hip fracture.
Not only can it be embarrassing lying on the floor in front of strangers and having to be carried away by emergency responders, but hip injuries can be extremely painful—not to mention expensive. This is why victims of hip injuries in Sarasota should contact a personal injury attorney to help determine if the store may be held liable. Sometimes, loose rugs, pooled water, flooring defects, torn carpeting, or disorderly premises may have caused the fall, and the store should be held accountable.
If you would like an attorney to investigate your fall and talk to you about pursuing a slip and fall lawsuit call us for your free initial consultation.