Even if you are young, stout, and in great health, a West Palm Beach, FL
slip and fall accidentcan lead to devastating, life changing injuries.
What are some common (and uncommon) complications that can happen after
a beachside slip and fall?
Common Slip and Fall Related Injuries
Although West Palm Beach beaches are sandy and soft, the promenades, roads
and sidewalks around the beaches are hard as stone. If you slip and fall
and hit your head on a hard surface, you can suffer a concussion and/or
a traumatic brain injury. Head injuries are difficult to diagnose, as
symptoms may present days or even weeks after the fall.
Thanks to weakened musculature and reduced bone density, South Florida
seniors are particularly vulnerable to sprains and broken hips during
slip and falls.
The nature and severity of your bruises, scrapes, cuts and internal bleeding
will depend on dozens of highly specific factors, including your speed,
the angle of impact, the hardness of the surface you hit, and the presence
or absence of materials such as gravelor broken glass.
Not So Common West Palm Beach, FL Slip and Fall Injuries
- Myofascial/Muscular Problems
Nodules of “sick” muscle tissue can develop in the wake of
both acute and chronic injuries. These nodules, called myofascial trigger
points, may cause conditions ranging from carpal tunnel syndrome to tennis
elbow. A sudden, jolting fall can also cause trigger point nodules to
form, possibly precipitating long-term problems ranging from migraine
headaches to numbness and tingling in the extremities to heart palpitations.
- Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome or Other Psychological Trauma
When we think about beachside psychological trauma, our minds are drawn
to horror movies like Jaws. However, scary slips and falls can absolutely
traumatize victims who may be haunted by nightmares and memories of the
fall for months, if not years, afterwards.
Speak to a qualified physician about how to diagnose and manage your injuries.
If you need help with legal questions about your West Palm Beach slip
and fall, connect with the team at the Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb.
Call a West Palm Beach slip and fall lawyer at (561) 600-5605 to schedule
your complimentary consultation.