While many of us have slipped and fallen before, either due to our own clumsiness or other factors out of our control, sometimes these accidents can deliver more than just embarrassment. In fact, there are many times when the victims of a Homosassa slip and fall accident suffers severe and debilitating injuries, and in the worst cases, even death.
One of the more common injuries that arise after a slip and fall or trip and fall accident is a back injury of some kind. Back injuries are usually quite serious and cause a great amount of pain to the victim. Unfortunately, these injuries can be complicated to treat and could take weeks, months or even years to fully recover from.
Sadly, even with proper medical care and rehabilitation, back injuries can bring about life changing consequences. Some of the worst effects of these injuries following a slip and fall or trip and fall accident includes:
Depression – The back is very important for completing even the simplest of everyday tasks, so an injury can make even the slightest things incredibly difficult. Not being able to carry on with life how you usually would, can cause many people to become depressed and suffer a loss of enjoyment for life. Depression not only hurts you, but those around you as well, and it can be hard to overcome without the help of therapy.
Chronic Pain – Back injuries are known to be quite painful. For many injury victims, this pain can be continuous or come in waves. Chronic back pain can keep you from being able to work, walk, sleep or perform any normal daily tasks.
Keep You Out of Work – Slip and fall victims suffering from a back injury may not be able to lead a normal life, and that means they may not be able to work. This means no income, which can make getting treating for the injury extremely hard.
If you or someone you care for has been injured in a Homosassa slip and fall or trip and fall accident, you may be able to file a personal injury claim against a negligent property owner. Remember, as a victim of an accident caused by someone else’s recklessness or carelessness, you have rights. To better understand these rights, contact a Citrus County Premises Liability Lawyer at Whittel & Melton today online or call 352-726-0078 for a free case evaluation.