Slip and Fall Incidents Can Lead to Blood Clots
After a long week of work, you decided to hit the town with friends for a well-deserved night out. Lucky for you, Jersey City offers plenty of places to enjoy a fun night for you and your friends. You wear the new outfit you just bought, grabbed an Uber, and arrived at your destination to start the evening.
As you made your way through a mess of people at your first destination, you tripped on a broken piece of flooring and ended up crashing on your tailbone. At first, you feel embarrassed about your fall but as soon as those feelings of embarrassment pass over, you feel a severe amount of pain. After a trip to the hospital, you discovered your tailbone was broken. But you could also be suffering from another life-threatening condition you don’t know about yet.
Victims Developing Blood Clots
A silent assassin of many injury victims, including those who suffered an injury from a slip and fall incident, is a blood clot. Staying inactive due to your broken tailbone puts you at risk to develop a tiny blood clot, which could work its way into your heart, lungs, or brain. When a clot enters one of your major organs, it can cause quite the havoc, including heart attacks, strokes, or an untimely death. Those who have a clot typically experience the following symptoms:
- Fatigue: Experiencing fatigue is quite common. Your body’s defenses are working extremely hard and sapping your energy. However, feeling extremely tired for no apparent reason could be a sign of a blood clot, especially after an injury such as a broken tailbone.
- Swelling: A blood clot, depending on where it’s located, can cause swelling in your arms or legs.
- Prominent veins: The vein in which a blood clot travels through or gets stuck in typically becomes more prominent and noticeable through your skin.
- Pain: Having pain or soreness in your legs or arms when you stand or walk is a common sign of a clot.
- Discoloration: A blood clot may cause discoloration of your skin in the area it is located.
- Warmth: The spot where a clot is located may feel unusually warm to the touch.
Who’s Responsible for Your Initial Injury?
According to New Jersey law, the owner of a commercial property, such as a restaurant or bar, is responsible for keeping their premises safe and free of any hazards that could cause an accident. When the owner fails to uphold that responsibility, legal action may be the only way to resolve the matter.
If a visitor receives an injury because of the premises’ unsafe conditions, the owner could be liable if he or she knew or should reasonably have known about the hazard prior to the accident. That also means the property owner is responsible for any complication from the original injury, but only if the injured party files a claim within the deadline specified by New Jersey law.
The Law Offices of Anthony Carbone Can Help
You shouldn’t be held responsible for the costs associated with your medical condition when your injury is someone else’s fault. The Law Offices of Anthony Carbone may be able to help you recover compensation that can help pay for your medical bills. Contact our law offices today for a free consultation.