We walk thousands of steps every day, never thinking twice about falling. However, many people make a simple trip to the grocery store, warehouse store, mall, or other place of business, and end up seriously injured in a slip and fall accident. All too often, these accidents are a direct result of negligence on the part of the business owner.
Broken bones, which can be painful and cause long-term complications, are common injuries resulting from a slip and fall accident. Those who break a bone often notice symptoms such as pain, swelling, bruising, and lack of mobility. Some common treatments include the following:
- Diagnose – The first step to treating a broken bone is to diagnose it—typically by ordering an x-ray, which will tell your doctor the location and severity of the break.
- Immobilize – A bone must be set and immobilized in order to heal properly. Your doctor will achieve this by using a splint, cast, brace, or sling.
- Surgery – Severe breaks may need more attention than minor breaks. In some instances, it may be necessary to undergo surgery to repair a break.
- Medication – Breaking a bone can be extremely painful. Over-the-counter or prescription medication may be prescribed to help alleviate some of the pain.
If you have been seriously injured in a slip and fall accident that was not your fault, you need an experienced personal injury attorney on your side. To discuss you case, contact an experienced Ventura slip and fall attorney at Steinberg Injury Lawyers at 800-989-6385. Both the call and the legal consultation are completely free. You may also wish to download a complimentary copy of our book entitled, 7 Biggest Mistakes That Can Ruin Your California Injury Case, for information you can use as you pursue your slip and fall accident case.