Seek Medical Treatment after a Slip and Fall
One minute, you might be shopping for groceries for dinner, and the next moment, you might be on the floor of the grocery store in excruciating pain. Slip and fall accidents happen to millions of people each year, many of whom suffer serious injuries that can have a lasting impact. If your slip and fall happened because of hazards allowed in a store or another business, that company should be liable for your losses.
However, in order to protect your health and your legal rights, it is important that you seek proper medical treatment following a slip and fall. If you are seriously injured, call 911, and paramedics can take you to the emergency room in an ambulance if needed. Even if you do not need emergency transportation, you should still go to the ER or urgent care right away.
Getting a proper diagnosis is important for two main reasons:
- It ensures you know about all of your injuries and allows you to begin treatment right away, which can minimize complications.
- A quick diagnosis helps you prove to insurance companies that your injuries happened as a result of your slip and fall – not some other event that occurred afterward.
Once you have a treatment plan, you should always stick to it. Following your doctor’s orders and recommendations shows that you are taking your injuries seriously. If you miss treatment or follow-up appointments, the insurance company might claim that your injuries are not as severe as you claim they are.
Contact a Boca Raton Slip and Fall Lawyer Today
Holding stores and other businesses responsible for your slip and fall injuries can be a complicated process, and you want a Boca Raton slip and fall attorney from Rubino Findley, PLLC, protecting your rights. Contact us online or call 561.220.8464 for a free case evaluation today.