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Slip and fall incidents can lead to back injuries

Winter months can leave roads and walkways wet and covered with snow or black ice. Pedestrians are at increased risk from falling. When this happens, shoppers and commuters should be careful. That’s because they could get hurt in a slip and fall incident.

Businesses have a legal duty of care to make sure their customers are safe from harm on their premises and sidewalks. However, not all businesses properly perform their duty.

Unfortunately, slip and fall incidents can often result in severe and permanent back injuries.

Signs you may have a serious spinal injury

Unfortunately, you may not be aware of your back injury immediately. Sometimes the indicia of injury do not manifest immediately. Some signs to be on the lookout for include:

  • Pain or intense stinging sensations
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Significant or complete loss of movement
  • Exaggerated reflexes or spasms
  • An awkwardly positioned neck or back

If you think you may have a severe back injury, you should seek the attention of a medical professional as soon as possible.

These injuries can be devastating for victims

Businesses can be held accountable for how well they maintain their properties. If you suffer froma significant back or other injury due to a fall, please seek legal assistance as soon as possible.