Slip and Fall Accident Injuries to Joints
Posted on July 28, 2013
As Fort Myers personal injury attorneys, we have represented victims of premises liability accidents in Florida for a number of injuries. While head injuries can be some of the most serious injuries that victims of falls may suffer from, joint injuries are often the most common.
Shoulder injuries from slip and fall accidents in South Florida seem to be a common injury. Although common, this injury should not to be ignored. Victims who suffer shoulder injuries in slips and falls still need to pursue compensation from the negligent party or property owner. Victims will need compensation for their medical bills, physical therapy, lost wages, and more.
When falls cause shoulder injuries, such as injured ligaments, shoulder dislocation, shoulder separation, or broken bones in the shoulder area, physical therapy or surgery may be needed to repair the injured area. Shoulder injuries can be quite painful, and bruising and swelling can develop soon after the injury. These injuries cause victims to not be able to care for themselves, drive, or work while they are healing.
Shoulders aren’t the only joints that are injured in fall accidents. Elbows, wrists, hips, knees, and ankles are all common joint injuries people suffer in slip and fall accidents.
If you suffered a joint injury because you fell on someone else’s property due to a hazard, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. For more information, please call a personal injury attorney at the Law Offices of Chalik & Chalik at (855) 529-0269 to discuss your potential premises liability case in a free confidential consultation.