Types of Neck Injuries from Slip and Fall Accidents

Types of Neck Injuries from Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip-and-fall injuries can produce serious and deadly injuries. Like any accident, a slip-and-fall incident can happen at any time, and usually does when you aren’t expecting to have any problems. A slip-and-fall incident can happen in many places but common locations include grocery stores, shopping malls, parking lots, pool decks, and more. 

Any part of the body can be vulnerable to physical bodily harm that results in serious injuries when a slip-and-fall accident happens. If the neck is impacted in a slip-and-fall accident several adverse outcomes can transpire with some being worse than others. 

If you were hurt on another entity’s premises that was unsafe, and the property owner should have known about the condition of the property to fix it but they did not, then you may be able to file a claim against the owner for your losses. If you would like assistance with a personal injury claim in Pennsylvania, you are welcome to reach out and call a Philadelphia personal injury attorney at Edelstein Martin & Nelson, LLP.

Neck Injuries from Slip-and-Fall Accidents

Types of Neck Injuries from Slip and Fall AccidentsNeck injuries can be some of the most devastating and debilitating forms of physical bodily harm one can suffer after an accident. Treatment may include extensive therapies, surgery,  rehabilitation, hospital bills, and more. While you are working through the recovery process from your neck injury there is a good chance you will have to take some amount of time off of work. This means that you may have missed wages to account for. 

Your personal injury claim can include every single damage, or financial loss, that you suffered. Economic expenses like missed wages and medical costs and non-economic damages like pain and suffering may all be used when you calculate the value of your claim.

Damage to the neck from a slip-and-fall accident can result in several different types of injuries, such as:

  • Whiplash
  • Cervical fractures
  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Widespread nerve damage
  • Herniated discs

Depending on the type and location of a neck injury you suffered, your recovery could take many months. You may even suffer chronic pain and disablement to some extent in the long term. The aftermath of a neck injury and symptoms of physical bodily harm can even stay with you permanently.

Steps you can take to gather the information needed for a claim can include:

  • Documenting the slip and fall accident scene with photos or even video evidence that might be present.
  • Ask witnesses for their contact information.
  • Report the accident to the property owner.
  • Consult with a Pennsylvania personal injury attorney right away. Waiting too long to start the claims process could mean that you may lose your ability to recover compensation. An attorney can keep you on track so that does not happen.

Speak to an Attorney at Edelstein Martin & Nelson, LLP Today

You may suffer considerable physical bodily harm if you sustained a neck injury from a slip-and-fall accident. It could be possible for you to hold a property owner responsible for paying for your damages if they were negligent with the upkeep of their property. 

Personal injury claims can be complicated and may require working through several steps to obtain a favorable outcome. If you would like help with a personal injury claim when you suffered a neck injury as a result of a slip-and-fall event, please call Edelstein Martin & Nelson, LLP at (215) 731-9900 to schedule a free consultation.

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