A lawsuit filed against the former owners of a Perkins Restaurant has resulted in a $1.9 million settlement for a New Jersey man. In 2007, the man suffered multiple disc herniations in his lower back and underwent spinal fusion surgery. Following these costly and invasive procedures, the victim was left with permanent damage that restricted his movements and impaired his ability to perform everyday activities.
Slip and fall accidents have the ability to change your life in a similar fashion of this New Jersey man. Without the proper help and representation of a personal injury lawyer your slip and fall accident can be fatal. Settlement and slip and fall accidents are not just about receiving compensation for your injury. These cases are very serious and must be handled with care by an experienced personal injury lawyer.
A Minor Accident Can Have Long Lasting Consequences
Slip and fall accidents are the second leading unnatural cause of death in the world. Even if the consequences of a fall are less severe than death, they are quite painful and expensive. Personal injury such as these can transform your life in a very little time. Your personal injury may inhibit your ability to work and thus you and your family may experience a loss of wages. During this time achieving the best settlements is of the utmost importance in an effort to not only cover your loss of wages but also medical bills, physical therapy, and other unexpected costs.
Loss of balance or traction causes shoes to slide and ankles to twist, leading to sprains in tendons and ligaments, and even bone fractures. Even the smallest bone fracture requires immobilization with a splint and then takes several weeks to heal.
The most serious accidents involve senior citizens whose bones are more prone to damage due to the comorbidities of osteoporosis and osteopenia that accompany advanced age. In these cases, a simple slip frequently leads to a serious fall and results in further injuries to hips, wrists and shoulders. In some incidents, these injuries even require surgery, lengthy hospitalization and an extensive – and expensive – stay in a rehabilitation facility.
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries from a slip and fall, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages,and pain and suffering. Evidence, such as video footage, is very time sensitive. So don’t wait – act now!
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