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How to Recover From a Broken Tailbone After a Slip and Fall

Slip, trip, and fall incidents can cause painful tailbone injuries

You probably never gave your tailbone, or coccyx, much thought until the day that you slipped, fell, and broke the bone. Now the pain may be intense and have a significant impact on your life. Now it may be time to focus on your physical and legal recoveries.

Physical Recovery From a Broken Tailbone

Your physical recovery from a broken tailbone injury is going to depend on many factors including the severity of your injury and your overall health. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, you may expect to:

  • Have difficulty sitting.
  • Take medications or require injections of medications.
  • Suffer from constipation and need stool softener.
  • Need surgery or other specialized medical treatment.

Your prognosis is going to depend on many factors, but you may be able to manage your pain and quicken your recovery by complying with the medical advice provided by your doctors.

Legal Recovery From a Broken Tailbone

Once your physical recovery is underway, it is time to consider whether you may also have a possible legal recovery for your broken tailbone injury. If you slipped and fell on your own property or because of your own negligence, then you may not have legal recourse. You may have to bear the financial costs of your fall accident on your own.

However, in some cases it may be the property owner or manager who was negligent and who caused you to suffer a broken bone in a fall. Generally, if you were lawfully on someone else’s property then you may be able to prove that the property owner was negligent if the property owner…

  • Caused the accident.
  • Knew about the dangerous condition and did not take reasonable steps to fix it or warn you about it.
  • Should have known about the dangerous condition and did not take reasonable steps to fix it or warn you about it.

Then you will need to prove that your specific injury—your broken tailbone—was caused by the property owner’s negligence.

Legal damages may include compensation for your past, current and future:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost income
  • Out-of-pocket costs
  • Pain, suffering, and other damages

To learn more about your rights, please watch our free videos and please contact us today. We offer free consultations and will work to make sure you receive the accurate and honest information that you need to make informed decisions about your future.

Jason F. Abraham
Managing Partner, Hupy and Abraham