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Slip-and-fall accidents could cause severe spinal cord injuries

It is no secret that being involved in a fall-related incident can be a stressful and harrowing process. The fallout of such an incident could take a significant toll on one’s life and prompt a need for long-term or permanent medical care. Studies indicate that slip and fall accidents continue to be a common cause of spinal cord injuries, and while such concerns could affect individuals in Arizona of virtually any age, the risks involved may be even more relevant among those age 65 and over.

Spinal injuries

Injuries to the spinal cord can have a devastating impact on one’s well-being and could create a variety of hardships in life. The spinal cord helps control the movement of the body’s extremities, and injuries to this area could lead to issues with mobility. While in some cases, the disruption to movement may only be partial, there is a chance that a spinal cord injury could also lead to total loss of control.

Spinal cord injuries could also present with symptoms such as loss of feeling or tingling sensations within one’s extremities. Studies suggest that similar injuries may also lead to issues with severe nerve damage or breathing complications. Studies also indicate that such injuries could lead to health concerns such as loss of bowel or bladder control.

Slip and fall accidents

Spinal cord injuries are just one example of the possible ramifications of being involved in a slip and fall accident. Individuals in Arizona who suffer life-altering harm under similar scenarios due to the negligent actions of a property owner could benefit from consulting with an attorney for advice on their available legal avenues. Such guidance might play a vital role in helping a person better prepare to pursue the full amount of restitution deserved through a claim against the party or parties deemed responsible.

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