Watching a person fake a fall during a skit or on a funny YouTube video may cause laughter, but real-life Sarasota slip and fall injuries are no laughing matter. Sadly, some people find themselves in pain and unable to walk away after a fall, which may lead to costly long-term injuries for victims.
The types of injuries in slip and fall accidents can range from minor to severe, depending on the part of the body that suffers the impact. For example, injuries are more severe when a person falls on a bony part of the body and less severe when landing on a fleshy part of the body. Some of the most serious yet common types of injuries victims sustain in Sarasota slip and fall accidents include:
- Head and neck injuries
- Spinal cord injury
- Traumatic brain injury
While victims of slip and fall accidents in Florida can be anyone (e.g., men, women, young, old), statistics indicate that the elderly and children are the most susceptible to slip and fall injuries. According to information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 50 percent of traumatic brain injury cases in children ages birth to 14 occur from slip and fall accidents. It is important that children, seniors, and all victims who fall seek immediate medical attention. This is especially true if they are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
- Trouble walking and balancing
- Difficulty seeing and focusing
- Pain in the back, neck, or head
Unfortunately, serious head and neck injuries occur in slip and fall accidents more than most people realize. In fact, it is estimated that 16,000 people die each year from slip and fall injuries. Others suffer brain injuries during falls that cause permanent disabilities. If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms or even the slightest amount of pain following a fall, you need to get checked out by a doctor.
If your Sarasota slip and fall injury took place on someone else’s premises, the owners of the land or store could be held liable for your injuries if their negligence was to blame. This means you should waste no time in talking with an attorney about your case.
Contact an experienced Sarasota slip and fall lawyer at the Mallard Law Firm today. There is a limited amount of time in which you can seek compensation for your slip and fall injuries. You can reach us at 888-409-3805 for a free consultation.