Slip and fall accidents injure over a million people each year
A slip and fall can be any accident where a person falls and sustains injury on someone else’s property due to unsafe conditions. The party responsible for the location where the slip and fall injury occurred may be liable for your accident. Obtaining documentation of your injuries and the medical treatment you receive will support your case. Quickly seeking a medical diagnosis and following through with the prescribed treatment will have you better prepared to defend your claim.
Treatment for Slip and Fall
Royal Palm Orthopedics is committed to getting you back on your feet after sustaining an injury by slipping and falling. After understanding the nature of your fall, we will have x-rays taken to determine if there is skeletal damage visible. If further diagnosis is need, an on-site MRI can be done to ascertain the degree of your soft tissue injuries. In some cases, a CT scan is needed to rule out hairline fractures.
Common Injuries Sustained from Falling
One out of five falls causes a serious injury such as:
- Broken bones - wrist, arm, and ankle injuries are common
- Fractures of the hip - 95% of hip fractures are caused by falling
- Brain Injuries - Falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries