Neck Injuries Associated with San Diego Slip-and-Fall Accidents
It is very common for residents of San Diego to be involved in an accident on public or private property. There are times when an accident may be the fault of the person who fell. But often times, the accident is due to the negligence of another. These accidents can lead to a premises liability suit.
Unfortunately, many slip-and-fall accidents result in moderate to severe injuries of the neck. These injuries can lead to lifelong pain and complications.
Some of the common types of neck injuries sustained in San Diego slip-and-fall accidents are:
- Whiplash – The sudden impact of a slip and fall accident can create an injury known as whiplash. This type of injury is caused when the head is jolted into hyperextension toward the back and then quickly forward.
- Sprain – A sprain is an injury to the ligaments, strong bands that connect tissues holding bones together. A sprain is caused by a fall or sudden twist that overloads or overstretches the joint. A sprain in the neck is one of the most common injuries associated with a slip and fall accident.
- Fracture – When a fall creates a severe trauma to the neck, it can cause it to become fractured. A neck fracture is a break in a cervical bone. This type of fracture can cause serious, long-term complications.
- Spinal cord – A spinal cord injury occurs when a fracture, dislocation, or other neck injury damages the spinal cord. This can be especially bad when the 3rd cervical vertebra or above is damaged as it can result in death.
If you have become the victim of a slip-and-fall accident and think you may have a possible premises liability case, it is important to seek legal representation to get the compensation you deserve.
Contact the experienced San Diego premises liability lawyer Keith J. Stone to discuss your legal options. Call 888-59-HELP-NOW to set up a free consultation.
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