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What are the most common injuries resulting from a slip and fall?

The injuries resulting from a slip and fall vary greatly depending on the severity of the accident. Victims frequently suffer bruises, scrapes, sprains, strains, and broken bones. Most injuries from a slip and fall are concentrated in the extremities, particularly the joints – wrists, elbows, shoulders, ankles, knees, and hips.

While these injuries heal relatively quickly, a serious slip and fall can result in more substantial personal injury, such as a spinal cord injury or brain injury, which causes permanent damage. In the worst-case scenario, the victim dies as a result of his or her injuries. Such cases may be considered wrongful death suits if the accident resulted from the property owner’s negligence. Whether you have suffered a minor injury or a family member has died as the result of a slip and fall, contact an experienced slip and fall lawyer for guidance. We serve slip and fall victims throughout New York City, including Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Brooklyn and the Bronx.

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