Injuries resulting from a slip or fall are the most common type of injury. The result of a slip and fall injury can range from simple embarrassment to a life changing and life-long disability. Serious slip and fall injuries can be painful especially when the fall results in a broken bone. Tripping on torn carpet or a broken sidewalk, a slip and fall on stairs or floors that are waxed or wet, or stumbling over items left in an aisle or walkway can result in serious injuries, including the possibility of a comminuted or compound fracture.
Comminuted fractures are unlike a normal bone break because these involve a fracture in two or more places. Forceful landings have the potential to result in an open break/compound fracture which is when the bone breaks through the skin. When the bone breaks in several places without breaking the skin, it’s considered to be a closed fracture. Victims of these sorts of falls, where a fracture is present, will likely need X-rays, MRI or CT scan to assist their treating doctor with creating a treatment plan regarding their injury. The treatment protocol for a slip and fall injury may include:
- Surgery to reset the bones and may include using metal rods and pins to stabilize the bones while they heal.
- A splint or cast to keep the limb as still as possible during the entire healing process.
- Traction may be used to stretch the tendons and muscles while keeping the ends of the bones in position.
- Medication may be used to prevent infection and relieve pain.
- Physical therapy may also be required to help in regaining strength and flexibility after the bone has healed.
The pain, frustration and interruption of your activities of daily living along with a long recovery from a compound fracture may not end here. The injured person may face weeks or months of lost wages and other expenses. Keep in mind these facts are only complicated and made more difficult to deal with when you realize the injuries from the slip and fall happened as a result of someone else’s negligence.
We represent people who are injured because of the careless and reckless acts of others. At the end of the day your case can only be settled one time and you need to know all of the facts beforehand. The reason that insurance companies have paid our clients in excess of $130,000,000.00 is that we get the facts and are not intimidated at the prospect of going to trial when insurance companies fail to offer full compensation. A Sacramento personal injury lawyer can help with serious injuries that require serious representation. We are the Law Offices of Guenard & Bozarth, LLP. Our attorneys have more than 60 years of experience specializing in only representing injured people.. Call GB Legal 24/7/365 at 888-809-1075 or contact Guenard & Bozarth online. We would be honored to represent you!