How Medical Changes Can Cause Slip-And-Fall Injuries

How Medical Changes Can Cause Slip-And-Fall Injuries

Some groups of individuals are more prone to injury and devastating outcomes of these injuries than others. The elderly, for a number of reasons, are more vulnerable to slip-and-falls and the injuries they sustain are more often than not serious. Slip-and-fall injuries can range from mild bumps and bruises to:

These are just a couple of the injuries that a victim can suffer. 

What Factors Can Lead to a Slip-and-Fall Accident?

There are a plethora of factors that can cause a slip-and-fall accident. Anybody, male or female and at any age is at risk for these accidents. Hazardous environments and obstacles are a danger to everyone. An intrinsic danger is our changing medical conditions. Here are some examples:

  • Physical: Physical changes in the body where you cannot move and navigate your surroundings as effectively and easily as you were once able to can contribute to an accident. If you have a broken leg and you must use a cane or crutches it is going to be very hard for you to navigate surfaces that are uneven or slippery.
  • Neurological: Neurological problems may cause a person to be dizzy, disoriented, and unable to process their surroundings effectively which makes them more at risk for falls. If they fall, they could further their current neurological problems and even introduce new ones.
  • Visual: Vision issues pose the obvious threat of being unable to see obstacles clearly.
  • Disabilities or Injuries: Life-altering injuries or disabilities such as paralysis or the inability to use a limb, for instance, can take time for a person to get used to when navigating their surroundings. The tools at their disposal to do basic activities such as open doors or step over the broken pavement can be very difficult and cause them to slip-and-fall more easily.

Florida Slip-and-Fall Attorneys That Win Cases

How Medical Changes Can Cause Slip-And-Fall InjuriesAt the Vaughan Law Group, we are aggressive Florida slip-and-fall attorneys who know what is needed to file successful personal injury claims and win the maximum amount of compensation possible. Slip-and-fall claims are not cut-and-dry. They require investigation and proof that the owner of the property where your accident occurred knew the hazard existed and willfully did nothing to fix it. Putting the pieces together to prove your case can be difficult, but the Vaughan Law Group is excellent at taking on challenging cases.

Our team of Orlando personal injury attorneys at the Vaughan Law Group has considerable experience helping slip-and-fall victims obtain a fair and full settlement. Our firm has earned an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell and we offer our clients over 25 years of experience representing victims in Florida.

We will fight on your behalf when you have been injured to ensure you obtain the best outcome after the trauma you endured. Slip-and-fall accidents can have devastating outcomes and require intensive medical treatment and therapies. You must recoup your costs so you can pay for the treatment you need to heal.

After a slip-and-fall accident, don’t wait to contact the Vaughan Law Group’s team of Orlando serious injury attorneys at (407) 648-1426 to schedule your free consultation.