When there are wet or damaged surfaces on sidewalks, retail floors, parking lots and stairs, shoppers and pedestrians 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 from a significant back injury or another injury due to a fall, please seek legal assistance as soon as possible.