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When dealing with injuries from an accident on someone else’s property, understanding the long-term effects of your injuries is important to understanding your legal rights. The effects of your injuries determine the amount of compensation you are entitled to recover, and this is information you need to know in order to make smart decisions. An experienced Macon slip and fall attorney can help, and the attorneys at Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley PA have decades of experience helping accident victims recover just compensation.
Broken hips, tailbones and collar bones are common injuries in slip and fall accidents. Fractures in the arms, wrists, hands, legs, ankles and feet are common as well. These can be painful and debilitating injuries with long roads to recovery.
Concussions are serious injuries that require adequate rest and recovery. Suffering a concussion in a slip and fall can also enhance the risk of suffering a serious or permanent traumatic brain injury (TBI) in a subsequent accident.
Falling forward can cause eye and other facial injuries that can lead to functional impairments (i.e. full or partial blindness) and permanent disfigurement. If you suffered an eye or face injury in a slip and fall accident, you will need to work closely with your attorney to calculate just compensation for your financial and non-financial losses.
Many slips and falls result in lower back injuries, including injuries to the lower thoracic region, the lumbar region, the sacrum and the coccyx. These injuries can have varying effects depending on their severity, from chronic back pain to partial or full paralysis.
Neck injuries are common among slip and fall accident victims as well. This includes injuries from whiplash, which occurs when the neck extends and then “snaps back” suddenly under the extreme forces of a significant impact or fall.
Slips and falls can also cause internal organ damage under various circumstances. The force of impact from hitting the ground can be enough to cause organ damage in some cases, and broken bones can cause punctures and other internal, catastrophic injuries.
Soft tissue injuries are among the most-common effects of slip and fall accidents. This includes sprains, strains and tears, most commonly in the wrists, ankles and back. While less-severe soft tissue injuries will heal on their own, many require invasive forms of treatment, and slip and fall victims can face substantial financial and non-financial losses during the recovery process.
If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident in Macon and would like to find out if you are entitled to just compensation, we invite you to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. To speak with a Macon slip and fall accident attorney at Searcy Denney in confidence, call us at 888-829-3357 or contact us online today.