A fractured hip is an exceedingly painful injury that often requires surgery, is slow to heal, can lead to chronic pain, and can become a permanent disability. While slip and fall accidents do not sound especially dangerous, the fact is that these accidents are often extremely dangerous and can lead to serious injuries like hip fractures. If someone else’s negligence leaves you with a fractured hip after a slip and fall accident, don’t delay consulting with the experienced Ohio personal injury attorneys at Lafferty, Gallagher & Scott, LLC.
The Mayo Clinic shares that the number one cause of hip fractures in older adults is falling from a standing height. Further, a severe impact – such as that experienced in a slip and fall accident – can lead to a dangerous hip fracture in a person of any age. The signs and symptoms that are closely associated with hip fractures include:
If you take a fall and experience any of these symptoms, you need immediate medical attention. Additionally, it is important to recognize that not every injury presents with symptoms at the outset. If you take a serious tumble, it is always in the best interest of your health (and your personal injury case if the accident was caused by someone else’s negligence) to seek medical attention as soon as possible.
Slip and fall accidents are probably more common than you realize. When you head out to a local business, the last thing on your mind is being injured in the course of your visit, but dangerous slip and falls happen quite frequently. Businesses and other establishments that welcome visitors onto their premises are responsible for keeping their grounds reasonably safe for those visitors, and when they fail to do so, they can be held responsible for any ensuing injuries, including hip fractures.
Common causes of slip and falls include:
If you have suffered a hip fracture in a slip and fall accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, the dedicated Ohio personal injury attorneys at Lafferty, Gallagher & Scott, LLC have the fortitude, experience, and commitment to help you obtain compensation that covers your damages in their entirety. Your case matters, so please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information today.
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