The sight of a person falling is a mainstay of comedy, and during the course of children’s play it is a routine occurrence. These contexts can serve to distort the impression that one has about the severity of fall injuries, as they are certainly no laughing matter. Depending upon the circumstances in which an individual falls and where the accident takes place, it is possible that a slip or trip and fall may be attributable to the negligence or recklessness of another party. Given the likelihood of significant medical expenses, lost wages, and other economic consequences associated with a bad fall, it is important that accident victims understand that they may have legal recourse.
If you have been hurt on another person or business’s property, we can help you to pursue the financial compensation that you may be due for your injuries. Contact the Des Moines slip and fall lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at (515) 225-2600 for more information.
The Consequences of a Fall
In an instant, a person can lose his balance and topple to the ground. While the distance may seem to be insignificant, it is more than enough to facilitate serious injury. Falls from an elevated position can dramatically increase the degree of danger, as the force of impact is multiplied considerably. The following are some of the injuries that may result from a fall:
- Fractured bones
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Severe contusions
- Muscle sprains and strains
The medical bills associated with a fall can be extremely costly. When combined with the negative effects of lost wages, the outcome can be disastrous. Contact the Des Moines slip and fall lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at (515) 225-2600 to speak directly with a skilled and experienced attorney about your case.