Slip and fall accidents are a leading cause of injury in Ventura and throughout the United States. In fact, the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI) reports that there are over one million hospital visits every year due to slip and fall accidents. Many of these slip and fall accidents are caused by negligence on the part of a property owner, manager, or tenant.
Ventura slip and fall accidents can result in serious injuries with long term complications. One common injury is a broken bone, which can protrude through the victim’s skin, cause internal bleeding, and require surgery. For these reasons, a broken bone should not be taken lightly.
Accident victims may become self-conscious when they take a serious tumble in front of a group of people. As a result, they may jump right up and walk away in embarrassment. Only later do they realize that something is seriously wrong. Following are some of the common signs of a broken bone:
- Pain around the area where the fracture occurred, which gets more severe when the area is moved or pressure is applied.
- Swelling and bruising in the area surrounding the break.
- Loss of function in the area affected by the break. For example, if the wrist is broken, the victim will have a difficult time trying to move it.
- Deformed appearance in the affected area. This is most common with breaks in the arm or leg.
If you have been involved in a slip and fall accident caused by the negligence of another party, you may be entitled to compensation. To discuss your legal options, contact a Ventura slip and fall attorney at Steinberg Injury Lawyers. Call 800-989-6385 today to schedule a free legal consultation. You may also wish to download a free copy of our book entitled, 7 Biggest Mistakes That Can Ruin Your California Injury Case, for information you can use right away.