On the outside, slip-and-fall accidents don’t seem that serious. After all, you have likely fallen a few times in your life without suffering any type of serious injury.
While this is the case in many situations, slip-and-fall accidents can lead to serious and life-changing injuries. If this accident and resulting injuries occur because of someone else’s negligence, then you may be able to recover damages.
The potential for serious injuries after a slip and fall
Sometimes, slip-and-fall accidents result in minor bumps and bruises. However, in other cases, the accident may cause broken bones, neck or spine injuries, knee and leg injuries and even traumatic brain injuries. These are injuries that may have a long-term impact on a person’s life, ability to work and overall well-being.
Injuries aren’t always immediately seen after a slip-and-fall accident. Like car accidents, you may have delayed symptoms of a more serious injury you sustained. For this reason, you should be checked out by a medical professional right after the accident occurs.
Make sure to monitor your symptoms too. For example, if you experience sudden pain, tingling in different parts of the body, nausea or dizziness, it may indicate a more serious injury than you thought. Never ignore these symptoms, as they may lead to more serious issues as time passes.
Protecting your rights after a slip-and-fall accident
Slip-and-fall accidents can occur anywhere and at any time of the year. Be sure to protect your rights by getting medical attention and reporting the incident to the property or store owner where the accident occurred. Taking the right steps will help ensure you can recover the compensation you deserve after the accident.