Slip and Fall

slip-fallA slip-and-fall accident can occur nearly anywhere, on public or private property, indoors or outdoors. A slip-and-fall injury can occur because of hazards such as:

  • ​​Adverse weather conditions
  • ​Uneven sidewalks
  • Potholes
  • Poorly lit or unmarked pathways or stairs
  • Slippery tiling
  • ​Unbalanced flooring
  • Rippled carpet
  • ​​Obstructions on the floor or walkway

Common Injuries

Knee injuries are common in Slip and Fall accidents. The impact with the ground can injure the knee from force or by twisting the knee.  A  Slip and Fall accident can cause several different injuries and treatment can vary depending on which part of the knee is injured.

Symptoms of a Knee Injury

knee-injuryThe signs and symptoms of a knee injury are dependent on the severity of the injury. A knee injury caused by a Slip and Fall can be very mild or serious, which depends on the type of impact and many other factors.  Attorneys will advise clients to follow-up with a doctor after a Slip and Fall because sometimes a knee injury is not felt immediately, but over time the pain can get worse and the knee begins to feel unstable under the body. If there is a severe tear or several parts of the knee are injured the pain will be severe. The symptoms of a knee injury may include:

  •  Mild to severe pain in the knee     
  •  Clicking or popping in the knee
  •  Difficulty walking or running
  •  Limited motion of the joint
  •  Tenderness with pressure
  •  Pain while squatting
  •  Knee joint locking
  •  Instability