Here in Chelsea, MA, and all over the country, slip and fall injuries are often underestimated. After all, recovering from a small slip or a little stumble is something we do every day. You catch yourself on a handrail, or with your other foot. But when a slip and fall goes bad, the injuries can be more serious than anyone is prepared for. Depending on the circumstances of the fall, the injury could be anything from a badly broken ankle to a concussion. And while the fall may have been an accident, the medical aftermath is unavoidably real.
According to Massachuset child injury statistics, falls and slips comprise almost 40% of childhood hospitalizations. The simple number of falls and slips we experience every day brings up the chance that one slip will be serious.
Whether you’re at the Chelsea Memorial Stadium or across town at the Newbridge cafe, suffering an injury in a slip and fall accident is difficult to deal with both physically and emotionally. To top it off, insurance companies traditionally try to downplay the severity of your injuries to reach a lower settlement offer. But you don’t have to accept being treated unfairly. With legal help, you can prove your case and receive the help you deserve.
If you or someone you know has been significantly injured in a slip and fall accident, let Michael Kelly of Chelsea, MA help. As experienced personal injury attorneys, we can help you build a strong case against the owner of the property on which you were injured. Liability insurance exists to take care of accidents like yours.
Typical Slip and Fall Injuries
Slip and Fall injuries can vary widely based on how you fall and your surroundings when the fall occurred. The main injury might be from the fall itself or from hitting a wall, railing, or furniture on the way down. Sprained ankles and scraped hands may be the most common injuries, but the worst cases can be quite severe. It is also common to throw out your back, hit your head, or fall badly. Some people break bones, some people get concussions. In many cases, there are lasting scars after the injuries heal.
- Sprained and Dislocated Joints
- Broken Bones
- Concussion and Head Trauma
- Permanent Scarring
- Chronic Pain
Finally, remember that serious injuries have long-lasting medical concerns after the event. This is something insurance companies will try to ignore to lowball settlement offers. You may also qualify for pain and suffering settlements.