Chicago 312-625-2720
Peoria 309-740-9092
Springfield 217-340-0036
Bloomington 309-226-4427
Decatur 217-877-6602
Toll Free 866-606-7862
Strong Law Offices

What are some common slip-and-fall injuries?

You may think of slipping and falling as something that only happens to the elderly or to people who are walking on ice or snow in the winter. However, lots of slip-and-fall accidents happen in the spring and summer despite warmer temperatures.

One of the main causes of slip-and-fall accidents is water on slick tiles. Take, for example, the entrance of any major retailer. Most have rugs because if the flooring gets wet, it's extremely slick. Combined with flip-flops, sandals or other summer shoes, there's a higher likelihood of someone falling.

Why are slip-and-fall injuries so dangerous?

In a lot of cases, people who slip and fall are able to stop themselves from getting badly hurt. They may be able to catch themselves or could land in a way that isn't damaging. However, those who can't could end up with broken bones, head injuries or other serious wounds.

When falling, those who slip backward may hit their heads or spines. For instance, someone who slips on a staircase could hit their spine and head on the way down. This can cause problems with the disks as well as brain injuries in serious cases.

If a person falls forward, they are likely to extend their arms to catch themselves. Younger people may escape unharmed, but the elderly and those who land incorrectly may end up with broken fingers, wrists or arms. They can still end up hitting their heads, too, leading to brain injuries.

Falls are serious, regardless of the time of year. If you fall, make sure you get immediate medical care.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For A Response

Contact Strong Law

Contact our lawyers at 866-606-7862 to schedule a free initial consultation in our Peoria, Bloomington, Springfield or Decatur offices. We are also available to meet at your home or at the hospital by request.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Ready to Help, Dedicated to Your Recovery

We stand ready to help you find the resources you need to recover so that you can live your life to the fullest.

PEORIA
3100 North Knoxville Avenue
Peoria, IL 61603

Toll Free: 866-606-7862
Phone: 309-740-9092
Peoria Law Office Map

BLOOMINGTON
211 North Veterans Parkway
Bloomington, IL 61704

Phone: 309-226-4427
Bloomington Law Office Map

Decatur
2882 North Dinneen
Decatur, IL 62526

Phone: 217-877-6602
Map & Directions

SPRINGFIELD
913 South Sixth Street
Springfield, IL 62702

Phone: 217-340-0036
Springfield Law Office Map

Chicago
2 East Erie Street
#2111
Chicago, IL 60611

Phone: 312-625-2720
Map & Directions

Privacy Policy | Business Development Solutions by FindLaw, part of Thomson Reuters.