Slip and Fall Injuries on Uneven Flooring

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One of the major causes of slip and fall accidents is uneven flooring. Whether it be in a grocery store, big box store, retail store, or another commercial business, an uneven section of flooring can be dangerous. New Jersey premise liability law requires that property owners maintain their properties in a safe condition for their customers or any people who are legally allowed on the property. If property owners do not periodically inspect and repair any dangerous conditions, they could be responsible for any resulting injuries. So, if someone trips and falls from uneven tile or flooring in a store, the store may be held liable for their injuries.

Common Uneven Flooring Injuries

Slip and fall injuries can be extremely serious and even deadly. Here are the types of injuries resulting from slip and fall incidents.

  • Head and brain injuries: When people fall unexpectedly, one of the unfortunate things that can happen is that they hit their head on the floor. If the floor is very hard, such as a tiled, wood, or concrete floor, that impact can cause serious brain injuries. Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can include concussions, fractured skulls, brain swelling, and brain bleeds.
  • Hip bone fractures: Common broken bones caused by slip and falls is the hip bone because when people go down quickly, they will often land on their hip and side. This happens a lot with the elderly when they fall. If the hip fracture is serious enough, a total hip replacement could be necessary.
  • Shoulder fractures and tears: Shoulder injuries are common because when people fall, they will often hold out their arms to brace for the fall and impact. When their arm gets jammed from the impact, it could cause injuries to the shoulder, such as fractures, torn muscles, torn and damaged ligaments and tendons, or rotator cuff tears.
  • Hand and wrist fractures: Similar to shoulder injuries, when people brace themselves from a fall, they will hold out their hands. This can cause the many bones in the hands and/or wrists to fracture.
  • Back injuries: The back and spine have a lot of moving parts. When people fall, they often will land on their back or even twist and then land. This impact can cause serious problems with someone’s spine. Slip and fall victims often suffer from fractured vertebrae, bulging discs, and herniated discs.

The Burlington County Slip and Fall Lawyers at the Law Office of David S. Rochman Focus Their Practice on Helping Seriously Injured Slip and Fall Victims

Slip and fall injuries can be extremely serious, sometimes requiring surgery and causing permanent disabilities. If you or a family member has been seriously injured in a trip and fall accident, the smart decision is to hire a law firm that focuses their practice on slip and fall cases. Our Burlington County slip and fall lawyers at the Law Office of David S. Rochman have been handling New Jersey premise liability cases for decades. Set up a free consultation by calling the office at 856-751-2345, or fill out our online form. With offices in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, the firm serves clients in Burlington and surrounding areas.