Common Injuries in Slip and Fall Cases

Slip and fall accidents occur in parking lots, stores, malls, and other establishments every day. Some individuals are fortunate enough to walk away without any injury, but others are seriously injured as a result of an accident and seek relief by filing a personal injury claim. In West Virginia, business owners may be held responsible for any injuries caused by the negligence or recklessness of the owner or one of its employees. If you or your loved one has been injured in an accident or incident in the state of West Virginia, contact an experienced attorney to represent your interests. During a risk-free initial consultation, one of our attorneys will meet with you to discuss the facts and circumstances of your case and determine the probability of success for your claim.

Slip and fall cases typically cause common injuries to unsuspecting victims:

  • Shoulder and arm injuries: When you slip, trip, or fall, the natural reaction is to try to break your fall. In doing so, individuals often place their arms either in front or behind them, depending on the direction of the fall. While this often protects injury to the head and neck, significant injury can occur to the arms and shoulders. Depending on the type of fall, the impact to your arm and shoulder can often cause a dislocation or nerve damage.
  • Broken Bones and Fractures: Broken bones and fractures are another common injury that occurs as a result of an accident. When a fall occurs suddenly, the landing is often hard and cannot be avoided. While older adults are the most fragile and subjected to injuries easier, many individuals suffer from broken legs, ankles, or the wrists.
  • Head Injuries: When someone falls and hits their head, they often suffer from Traumatic Brain injuries (TBI). A concussion is one of the most common form of TBI’s that occur as a result of a fall. While this injury may clear up after a few weeks, there are some more significant TBI’s that may be devastating to an injured party and their loved ones. 

Contact Colombo Law

If you have been injured in a slip, trip, or fall in the state of West Virginia, you need to speak with an attorney at Colombo Law about your claim. The Colombo Law firm is located in Morgantown, West Virginia. Our attorneys are highly experienced personal injury lawyers who successfully handle hundreds of personal injury claims each year, obtaining justice and monetary relief for our clients.

Colombo Law assists clients located in and around West Virginia including in Morgantown, Fairmont, Clarksburg, Bridgeport, Kingwood, Grafton, Weston, Philippi, Buckhannon, Elkins, Parkersburg, Monongalia, Marian, Harrison, Preston, Taylor, and Lewis county. If you have been injured in an accident or incident but are unsure of whether you have a personal injury claim, contact Colombo Law today for a risk-free initial consultation to get you or your loved one the assistance that is deserved.