If you or a loved one has suffered a fall, it is common that you may feel embarrassed. A lot of people will wait before they seek medical attention to see if their injuries get better on their own. Although, if you do this and your injuries don’t go away over time, and you have to seek the necessary medical attention for your injury days or weeks after your accident, claiming compensation for your injuries may become incredibly more difficult.
This is because the property owner of the premises where you suffered your fall could claim that your injuries were not a result of the fall. They would be able to use the time between you suffering the fall and seeking medical attention and argue that in that time, your injuries could have been sustained in a different way.
To prevent this from occurring, we recommend that you seek the medical attention of a doctor immediately if you suffer injuries because of a fall. If you suffer serious injuries, don’t hesitate to go to the emergency room. By seeking medical attention, it will mean that your injuries have been documented by an independent doctor to help your claim and prevent a property owner from making that argument.
If you have any further questions concerning what you should do after suffering a fall, contact one of our fall lawyers at The Law Place in Florida. Our lawyers have a combined experience of over 75 years dealing with a variety of accident cases, including falls. We can give you all the help and advice you may need. Call us today at (941) 444-4444.
What Are the Most Serious Consequences of a Fall?
A fall can cause an array of very serious injuries. Some injuries may seem like they are minor at first and not serious enough to go to the emergency room or seek the medical attention of a doctor. However, what may seem like a minor injury can develop into a severe medical condition. For the sake of your health, we advise that you need to get medical help from a doctor if you’ve suffered an injury from a fall. Some of the most serious consequences include:
- Brain injuries – These can occur when people suffer impacts on the neck or skull because of falls. Even the smallest force on your head can cause tiny bleeding in the brain, known as hematomas. Damage can be more severe and also permanent.
- Spinal cord injuries – Falls can result in these injuries. The spinal cord is incredibly delicate, and a fall can result in damage if the victim experiences a big impact on their neck, upper back, lower back, or even buttocks. It is possible to get paralyzed after suffering a fall and landing on your back.
- Broken and fractured bones – These injuries are not always as severe as the ones above but can prove major issues if suffered by the elderly.
At The Law Place, we highly recommend that for the good of your health that you seek medical attention and see a doctor if you have suffered an injury because of a fall, especially if you have suffered force to your head, back, or neck. Contact us today for a free consultation and a chance to talk to one of our lawyers if you have any further questions.
What Signs Should You Look for After a Fall?
If you fall and hit your head, you could have suffered a severe injury. In the best interest of your health, we recommend that you get a doctor to check over your injury in case any major damage has occurred.
If you have hit your head, the likelihood is that you have suffered a concussion. Some of the signs you should be looking out for after suffering a fall include:
- Ringing in ears.
Also, if your injury involves pain in your back, we recommend that you get the injury checked out by a doctor. Depending on how severe your back pain is, you may be better seeing a physical therapist rather than a doctor. Your health is paramount, so never hesitate to seek medical help.
We understand that in accidents like these, medical expenses can be a worry. An accident lawyer at The Law Place can help relieve you of these worries. They will also answer any questions or queries you may have. Contact us today for a free consultation.
How Long Are You Sore After a Fall?
After suffering a fall, if you have suffered minor pain, it may eventually go away with plenty of rest. It is also recommended that applying ice packs and taking over-the-counter pain medication can further help to ease the soreness.
However, in the best interest of your health, if this soreness does not subside after a few weeks, it is best to schedule an appointment with a doctor.
If you have suffered a strain or sprain injury, it can be incredibly sore. Neck or back pain could indicate a spinal cord injury. If you ever experience changes in sensation in your arms or legs, head immediately to the emergency room. Your health is paramount, so it is important to get these things checked out by a professional.
If you suffer a fall and are concerned about how long you have felt sore for, we recommend you get your health checked by a doctor regardless. You can always contact The Law Place if you are not sure and have any questions.
How Do You Know When an Injury Is Serious?
If you or someone you know has suffered a fall, these are some of the signs which could suggest the injury sustained is severe:
- Numbness or tingling.
- Limited range of movement.
If you have experienced any of these or suffered an impact to your head or neck, seek medical attention immediately. If you are badly hurt and unable to move, call for assistance, and keep warm if possible.
Contact The Law Place
At The Law Place, we are here for you. If you or someone you know has suffered a severe injury as the result of a fall, we can be there for you and assist you in receiving the compensation and justice of which you are entitled to.
If you have any further questions or queries, don’t hesitate to contact one of our accident lawyers today. You can call us on (941) 444-4444.