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    Injuries From Slip & Fall Accidents

    The term “slip and fall” has a rather benign feel to it. It sounds like a tiny incident that has little or no repercussions. But the truth is that slip and fall accidents are the cause some of the most serious injuries that people suffer every year. The National Safety Council has indicated that slip and falls account for almost nine million emergency room visits every single year, and that these visits are often only the beginning of the attention that victims require. Many find that they need treatment well beyond the initial emergency room visit, and those treatments may include surgery, rehabilitation, the use of pain medications and more. Many of those who suffer these accidents end up unable to return to work, whether temporarily or permanently, or unable to continue caring for their family or enjoying life in the same way that they once had. When a person in your life has suffered an injury resulting from a slip and fall accident, it can feel like a nightmare, but the attorneys at Jarve, Kaplan, Granato & Starr, LLC are able to help. We will provide you with the legal representation that you need to ensure that your loved one is getting the compensation they deserve, allowing you to provide them with the proper care.

    The results of a slip and fall accident may be as minor as a bruised ego and as serious as a tragic death. Among the most common injuries that our clients have suffered include:

    • Shoulder dislocations. Also known as brachial plexus injuries, these are the extremely painful result of a jolt to the shoulder caused by a fall. The end result is oten a stretching or tearing of the nerves running down from the shoulder.
    • Sprains and fractures. Among the most common injuries caused by slipping and falling, sprains and fractures are caused by either twisting or landing hard on an arm, a leg, an ankle or wrist.
    • Hip fractures are almost always caused by falls, and when they occur they require both surgery and hospitalization followed by rehabilitation. These injuries can lead to a variety of complications, and approximately 20 percent of hip fracture patients die within one year of their injury.
    • Head injuries. Traumatic brain injuries are extremely common in slip and fall accidents, and though a mild concussion may clear up relatively quickly, for those who suffer more serious blows to the head the end result may be cognitive impairment, seizures, and even death.
    • Back and spinal cord injuries. When a person falls, the force of the impact or their attempt to right themselves during their fall may result in the discs in their back becoming herniated or the vertebrae damaged. Back pain can be significant, limiting mobility, and serious damage can even lead to paralysis.

    When you have suffered a serious injury following a slip and fall accident and you believe that it was the result of negligence on the part of a property owner, then you need knowledgeable legal help. Call the South Jersey law firm of Jarve, Kaplan, Granato & Starr, LLC to put a powerful advocate on your side.

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