The world is full of safety features that help us stay upright when we’re walking. Whether it’s handrails, wet floor signs, or rubber grip backings on carpets and rugs, there are many things we count on to avoid slipping and falling when we’re at home or in public.
Unfortunately, not all property owners safeguard their premises effectively. That means when guests arrive, they can be in danger of suffering serious slip and fall injuries. Everything from spills and pooling rainwater to broken steps and ripped carpet can pose serious risks to people, regardless of their age, activity level, or mobility.
At Ponce Law, our Nashville premises liability lawyers know how dangerous, painful, and disabling slip and fall injuries can be and often are for victims. Common slip and fall injuries include:
- Torn ligaments and muscles – When people unexpectedly fall, they can suffer serious damage to ligaments and muscles in their legs and backs. That can result in debilitating pain and reduce range of motion, making it difficult or impossible for them to work.
- Broken bones – Serious slips and falls can also cause broken bones. Simple fractures are painful and require prolonged healing periods, while compound fractures involve parts of broken bones penetrating the skin. Victims require immediate medical attention, and they may suffer from significant blood loss and be at risk of infection.
Other potential complications include spinal injuries, head injuries, and brain injuries. If you or someone you love were hurt in a slip and fall accident, get an experienced legal team on your side right away to help protect your rights to the compensation you deserve.
Call us today for a free consultation.