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The risks of bone fractures in slip-and-fall accidents

On Behalf of | Sep 16, 2022 | Personal Injury

Fall-related accidents can occur under a multitude of scenarios, especially if property owners fail to take the necessary steps to address and rectify existing safety hazards. Even a fall at ground level could place one’s well-being in jeopardy, and individuals in Delaware who suffer harm in a fall could face numerous challenges in life. Bone fractures are a common example of a type of injury that is common among slip-and-fall accident victims and such injuries could affect a person’s life in various ways. 

Types of fractures

Bone fractures can range in severity and include anything from a stress fracture to a partial or complete break. Similar health conditions can carry a variety of symptoms, such as severe pain and swelling or even loss of mobility or limited use of limbs. Studies also indicate that some bone fractures could even alter the shape of bones in the affected area. 

Some types of bone fractures may also lead to health concerns that arise when ligaments and tendons become separated from bones. Those who suffer bone fractures may also face a need to undergo one or more medical procedures to treat their conditions. Some fractures may simply require the use of a cast or splint. Others could prompt a need to replace portions of the bone or implant screws or plates to help keep it steady. 

Slip-and-fall accidents

Bone fractures stemming from slip-and-fall accidents could leave a person with severe pain and facing a long road to recovery. The costs of medical care and a loss of wages during recovery are two examples of issues that could leave a person in Delaware facing dire financial challenges. If the incident stems from the negligent decisions of a property owner, a person could benefit from speaking with a personal injury attorney for guidance on his or her available legal avenues and the best course of action with which to proceed.