Slip and fall accidents are one of the top causes for injury on commercial and residential property – especially so in the winter. Ice and snow dramatically increase the risk of a slip and fall accident. Hand, wrist, arm, and head injuries are common in a slip and fall accident. However, there are certain precautions to avoid injury on the snow and ice. Keep your hands free of heavy bags and purses; use them to help balance your body. Walk with your feet pointed out and take small steps. Be aware of your surroundings and give yourself plenty of time to walk to your destination.
Accidents can happen – even after taking proper precautions. Head injuries can be especially dangerous; a blow to the head that seems minor a first can quickly spiral into a life threatening brain injury. If you have suffered a traumatic head injury or other serious injury due to the negligence of a business, you should visit a medical practitioner and speak to an attorney about your case. An evaluation by a medical specialist is always recommended. Slip and fall injuries can result in concussion, cerebral compression, or skull fracture.
If you have been injured due to the negligence of another, you will need to call a Personal Injury Attorney. The attorneys here at Rutter Mills specialize in slip and fall injuries and can assess your claim. Call Rutter Mills today at 757-622-5000 for an evaluation of your case.