Slip and fall accidents are common in Florida. Unfortunately, these types of accidents often result in serious injuries, leaving injured parties unable to work and pay their bills. When a person is injured in a slip and fall accident, he or she may file a personal injury lawsuit against the responsible party. In this article, we discuss some of the most common injuries that result from slip and fall accidents.
The sciatic nerve is the nerve that allows people to have feeling in their legs. When the nerve becomes irritated, a condition called sciatica can result. Symptoms of sciatica vary greatly. They can include numbness in the legs or lower back, lower back pain that shoots down through the legs, and tingling in the legs or lower back. In severe cases of sciatica, people can experience loss of feeling and paralysis in the lower body. Falling is a common cause of sciatica. Sciatica can also result from a bulging or herniated disc caused by a slip and fall accident.
Another common slip and fall injury is a bulging disc. This injury involves an injury to the spine. The spinal column contains series of vertebrae with a springy disc between each one. These discs act as shock absorbers in the spine and help keep the vertebrae in place. When a slip and fall accident occurs, vertebrae can become displaced, and this can cause a disc to bulge out between the vertebrae or to rupture completely. A bulging disc injury can result in extreme pain, the loss of mobility, and permanent disability.
Finally, another common slip and fall injury is miscarriage. In fact, slip and fall accidents are one of the leading trauma-related causes of miscarriage. The likelihood that a pregnant woman will suffer the loss of pregnancy following a slip and fall accident depends on the stage of pregnancy and the severity of the slip and fall accident. A fall that occurs during the second or third trimester is far more likely to cause the loss of an unborn child than a fall in the first trimester. In addition, the greater the impact of the fall, the higher the risk of miscarriage, and this applies regardless of the stage of the pregnancy.
Pensacola and Northwest Florida Personal Injury Attorneys
If you’ve suffered an injury in a slip and fall accident in Pensacola, Florida, you need an experienced Florida personal injury attorney on your side. At Staples, Ellis + Associates, P.A., we have nearly a century of combined experience representing slip and fall accident victims in Northwest Florida. So, if you or a loved one have been injured in a slip and fall accident in Pensacola or Northwest Florida, please contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our talented Florida slip and fall accident attorneys.
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