As a culture we’re programmed to think that celebrities, especially those that shine as brightly as Tori Spelling, lead charmed lives, but the events of a recent Easter Sunday brunch proved that the enchanting blonde reality star is just as prone to injuries and freak accidents as the rest of the world.
While she was enjoying a family brunch with her family at a Japanese Restaurant, Tori Spelling not only slipped and fell, she also managed to land on the grill the restaurant used to prepare food for guests.
Luckily, Tori was able to twist enough to keep most of her body from making contact with the hot grill, but she still sustained a large burn on the back of one arm.
At the time Tori tried to laugh off the injury, she didn’t want to worry her young children who had seen the accident, but witnesses report that it was obvious she was in a great deal of pain. Fans of the star learned of the accident when Tori posted a short message on one of her social media accounts.
At the time, Tori assumed that the burn felt worse than it actually was and tried to care for it herself while at home, but it wasn’t long before she realized she needed more help and contacted her doctor, who wasn’t willing to take any chances with the severe burn. He sent her directly to California’s Grossman Burn Center for further care.
After examining the wound, the professionals at the Grossman Burn Center determined it was bad enough that the damaged skin would need to be removed entirely and skin graft would have to go over the area. The medical staff felt it was the best way to minimize the odds of her developing an infection and permanent scarring.
Later, while reviewing the fall out of her injury, Tori Spelling realized just how much the fall had cost her and she filed a lawsuit stating that she was seeking $25,000 to help cover her medical bills, and the money she lost since she couldn’t work. In the court papers, Spelling claims that the accident would never have happened if the restaurant hadn’t been negligent.
The good news in Tori Spellings case is that she made a full recovery, but as any personal injury attorney in Tampa can tell you, not all tales have such a happy ending. Even without the complication of the hot grill, there are lots of ways that Ms. Spelling could have been injured or even killed as a result of her tumble. The Centers for Disease control reports that over the course of a single year, there is often as many as 26,000 fatal falls in the United States, and that’s not taking into account the number of falls that result in concussions, broken bones, and other injuries.
If you have been injured from a fall, it’s in your best interest to contact a personal injury attorney in Tampa and have them investigate the case for you. They will interview witnesses, examine the location of the fall, and read your medical reports and use their findings to advise you about the best course of action.
The sooner you contact a personal injury attorney in Tampa about a fall that resulted in injury or death, the sooner you’ll get the compensation you deserve.