Most people who are injured in a slip and fall accident assume that they will just need to get back up and continue their day as usual.
However, there are a few things you should do after a fall in order to minimize your injuries and ensure a speedy recovery.
Falls can cause serious injuries such as spinal cord compression or head injuries, so it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible. There are a lot of things that will be going through your mind after a fall. It is important to remember that what you do immediately following your fall can affect the type of settlement you receive and the amount that it could settle for.
If you do not remember anything else from this post, please remember this: YOU MUST SEEK TREATMENT IMMEDIATELY AFTER YOUR FALL.
This is important for several reasons. First, you may have suffered serious injuries that require immediate medical attention. Second, seeking treatment immediately will help to ensure that your injuries are properly documented and can be used as evidence in any future legal proceedings. Finally, seeking medical attention will help to speed up your recovery. If you are experiencing pain, it is important to relieve it as soon as possible. This will help to reduce the risk of further injury.
Some people hesitate to go to the hospital because they are afraid of high medical bills from the hospital and the ambulance company. This is a short-sighted view of the situation. If you do not go get immediate medical attention, then you are ignoring the possibily of more severe injuries existing. A brain injury might not be readily apparent because you do not see blood or an open wound. While these accidents can often be minor, they can also lead to more serious injuries, like concussions. However, properly trained medical staff will be able to evaluate you to determine if you are suffering from a concussion, which is a form of a mild traumatic brain injury.