Winter is still in full swing, and January is one of the coldest months in Memphis. Cold weather can mean icy conditions on any given day. And unfortunately, it can also mean a slip and fall accident that can cause a severe injury. Learn the most common types of injuries from slipping on ice.
Muscle and Ligament Strains
Falling on ice can cause muscle and ligament strains. While a strain injury may be typically considered mild, a completely torn or ruptured ligament can be very painful and affect the limbs when joints aren’t stable.
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Slipping and falling on ice can easily cause broken bones. And depending on where the break is, the consequences can be devastating. For example, breaking a hip bone can mean intensive surgery involving screws or a total hip replacement. This is less severe than an arm fracture, for example, that simply requires a cast.
Spinal Cord Injuries
When a slip and fall accident causes a spinal cord injury, the damage is not reversible. Spinal cord injuries can cause a host of problems, including loss of movement, sensation, body function, and even complete paralysis.
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Traumatic Brain Injuries
Hitting your head on icy pavement can cause a severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). TBIs are serious and can pose long-term complications, such as cognitive issues like memory loss and slurred speech, as well as seizures and sensory issues.
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Hurt During a Slip and Fall Accident? We Are Here for You
Sustaining an injury after a slip and fall accident can be devastating — in the most severe cases, the consequences can be life-altering. If you’ve been hurt in a slip and fall accident, Gatti, Keltner, Bienvenu & Montesi, PLC is here for you.
We know how insurance companies work, so they can find the smallest detail to offer low settlements or deny claims. We are here to guide you through every step. From recovering medical costs and lost income to property damage and more, we’ll be your trusted partner and will work tirelessly for the compensation you deserve.