The Serious Injuries Associated with a Slip and Fall

Man with a Broken Arm Filling Health Insurance Claim FormWere you recently injured in a slip and fall accident? If so, you may be wondering if the injury is serious enough to file a lawsuit. Generally speaking, any catastrophic physical injury caused by someone else may be grounds for pursuing compensation. It takes an experienced attorney like Patrick Troxler to determine if you have a case.

Slip and falls are very common. You may have slipped on the ice outside, on a wet floor in the grocery store, at work, on a damaged floor, or elsewhere. If the accident was caused by someone else’s negligence, and if the injury was severe, then you probably have a case.

Although most of us have taken a spill at one time or another, usually we bounce right back with maybe a little soreness and a bruise. But a catastrophic slip and fall accident is not so easy to recover from. Here are a few examples of the serious trauma a slip and fall can cause:

  • Fractured bones
  • Head injury
  • Sprained ankle
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Deep lacerations
  • Torn ligaments
  • Dislocated shoulder
  • Knee injury
  • Fractured hips
  • Soft tissue injury

Many of these injuries are not the kind you can go home and treat with a Band-Aid. Instead, you will probably have to go to the hospital or at the very least get a follow-up appointment with your doctor. There is a high likelihood that you will need expensive medical care and that you will be unable to go to work for a period of time. In fact, your injury may prevent you from going back to your job at all. Here are some of the consequences of these types of injuries:

  • Present and future medical expenses
  • Loss of wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Diminished quality of life
  • An ongoing need for physical rehabilitation

These expenses and the effect on your life are the types of damages that can be sought in a lawsuit. Attorney Patrick Troxler vigorously pursues maximum compensation on your behalf. You should not have to deal with the ramifications of this serious injury, caused through no fault of your own, while the person responsible pays nothing.

Learn More About Slip and Fall Injuries

If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident in Waldorf or the surrounding areas, please call the law firm of experienced personal injury attorney Patrick Troxler at 301-709-7195. It is normal to feel embarrassed after slipping and getting hurt, but it is so important to pursue the justice and compensation you need in order to start the healing process and begin rebuilding your life. Mr. Troxler is passionate about helping injury victims in our region.

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