Regardless of how you slip and fall on someone else's property, there are essential steps that should be taken. People often associate falling with the older demographic, but according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 800,000 patients a year of all ages are hospitalized because of a fall injury, most often due to a head injury or hip fracture.
Immediately Following Your Slip and Fall
You can cause more damage after your accident by doing more than you should. Never force anything. If you feel that you can't move a specific body part or limb, do not try to get up. Attempt to determine injuries as best as possible and wait for medical help to arrive, where you can then explain the pain you are feeling and be assessed for further damages. If you can get up, do so, but slowly. The best way to get up after a slip and fall injury is to start on your side, then on your knees and into the nearest chair.
Treatment Slip and Fall Injuries
Someone who is a victim of this type of accident could sustain damage to body parts such as their:
There are many treatment options for slip and fall injuries. After seeking proper medical attention, doctors may suggest one (or more) of the following treatment options:
- RICE approach (Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevate the injured body part)
- Physical Therapy
- Anti-inflammatory medications
- Splints or casts for immobilization
- OTC pain relievers
- Stem cell treatment
Contact A Lawyer
After medical needs have been met, the next step is to contact a skilled attorney as they can be a viable asset to your premises liability case. Proving negligence against business and property owners can be challenging, especially when taking the necessary time to recover fully. Working with a lawyer can allow you that time needed and still have great chances of getting the justice you deserve. Here at The Law Offices of John R. Mathias, P.A., we have the skills and expertise required to fight cases like yours. Let us be your guide.
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