This was something that you may have never worried about before tragedy struck your family. You never imagined that it would be a slip and fall injury that would take the life of your spouse, your parent, or your child. You were concerned about twisted ankles and broken arms when you encouraged your loved ones to be careful on the stairs at Appleton stores or while walking on slippery surfaces on Oshkosh properties. You never thought that they could die.
How Falls Result in Death
Death is not the most common slip and fall injury. However, there are many ways in which death can result from a slip and fall accident. Three of those ways include:
- A traumatic brain injury. The force with which someone hits her head or the specific part of the brain that is injured in a fall can cause death.
- A spinal cord injury. A spinal cord injury can cause not only paralysis, but also death, especially if it happens in the upper back or neck and prevents the injured person from breathing on his own.
- Internal injuries or multiple injuries caused from a fall from a height. A fall from the top stair of a staircase, for example, could result in traumatic injuries that cause death.
Of course, other slip and fall accidents could also result in death.
Help Raise Awareness and Prevent Future Tragedies
People who have lost loved ones in slip and fall accidents may be able to file wrongful death lawsuits and recover damages for their significant loss. Please share this article on Facebook or Twitter to help raise awareness about the potentially catastrophic consequences of a slip and fall accident and to let people who have lost loved ones in this way know that help is available.