How Slip and Fall Accidents Can Limit Mobility
Slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere. Anyone can slip on a wet floor or trip over uneven pavement, fall, and injure themselves. Elderly individuals are the most risk for slip and fall accidents leading to serious injuries. In some cases, the injuries a victim sustains can cause them to lose mobility. Hip injuries are very common in slip and fall cases. Specifically, older adults are more vulnerable to suffering hip injuries from their falls.
If you suffered an injury from an Arizona slip and fall accident, you may have a case to pursue compensation. The Arizona slip and fall attorneys at ELG can discuss your accident situation with you and advise you on your most advantageous legal options.
Hip Injuries In Arizona
In 2018, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services, there were 15,874 fall injuries reported for those aged 65 years and older in the state. Of this population that required medical treatment for their falls, 6,549 had hip fractures. The severity of a hip injury will determine the length of time it takes to heal. Severe injuries can take as long as eight weeks to heal and during that time a victim could lose their ability to walk.
Hip fractures are very serious injuries and the majority will require surgery to either repair or replace the bone. Physical therapy will be a part of the healing process. Hip fractures can significantly impact your quality of life and even shorten it. According to the Mayo Clinic, as many as half of the individuals who suffer a hip fracture will never be able to regain their mobility or can go back to living independently.
When a hip fracture keeps you from being able to move freely there are many complications that can occur such as:
- Development of dangerous blood clots
- Painful bedsores
- Urinary tract infections
- Degradation of lean muscle
Suffering a hip injury from an Arizona slip and fall accident has the potential to affect your life. The cost of proper medical treatment and potentially ongoing care can be extremely high. Securing the most compensation for your accident is vital to helping you pay for all your medical expenses like surgery, therapy, and long-term care.
Speak with an Experienced Arizona Slip and Fall Accident Injury Attorney Today
Whether you or your loved one sustained an Arizona slip and fall injury from taking a spill on an uneven surface, a cluttered floor, from torn carpeting, or a defective sidewalk, you may be able to file an Arizona personal injury claim for compensation. The Phoenix personal injury attorneys at ELG pride ourselves in providing the best legal representation available. You can easily schedule a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your accident experience by calling (623) 877-3600.
A consultation takes very little time. The attorneys at ELG can help you with your case by building a strong claim and fighting on your behalf so that you see your full legal justice. For your convenience and safety, we are also offering the option of remote intake.