June 5, 2022

It's Essential to Seek Medical Attention if You've Suffered a Slip and Fall Accident

Our slip & fall attorneys are well aware of the devastating consequences of these types of injuries. Contact us for a consultation before its too late

It's Essential to Seek Medical Attention if You've Suffered a Slip and Fall Accident

The CDC estimates that one in every five falls results in a serious head injury or multiple broken bones. Unfortunately, many people who have been hurt in a slip-and-fall accident will not seek medical attention.

 Our Orange County slip and fall attorneys are well aware of the devastating consequences of a slip and fall injury. Slip and fall accidents can result in serious injuries, so contact us for a free consultation with an experienced slip and fall lawyer.

 Find out why getting medical help is so important after a slip-and-fall accident.

Once you've been injured in a fall, your well-being is your most important concern

After a fall, the most important thing is to take care of your health. Assuming that your injuries weren't too severe or that you didn't fall too hard can lead to your injuries becoming even more severe, which is why you should avoid doing so. If the other party is at fault, you may be barred from seeking compensation.

If you've fallen and need medical attention, don't delay. The effects of a serious injury may not show up for days or weeks. Your long-term health could be in jeopardy if you don't seek immediate medical attention. A successful personal injury lawsuit frequently necessitates the submission of medical reports.

Your Injuries Must Be Proven

Personal injury claims can only be filed when the injured party proves negligence on the part of the other party that resulted in their injuries.

In order to do so, you'll need proof that:

·        Injuries that can be substantiated.

·        A slip-and-fall accident was the direct cause of your injuries.

·        Injuries you sustained resulted in financial losses.

The importance of maintaining and documenting medical records

In slip and fall accident cases, the professional opinion of a licensed physician holds a lot of weight. Keeping this in mind, the medical records and documentation provided by your doctor can make or break your injury claim

Documentation that may be required includes, but is not limited to:

·        Admissions forms

·        Daily Charts

·        Recommendations for follow-up care

·        Follow up schedules

·        A record of care

·        Prescription drugs administered

·        MRI or CT scans

·        Summaries of procedures

·        Planned therapies

·        X-rays 

·        Test Results

You're running out of time

In order to get compensation, you need to show that you fell because of a hazard and that someone else was to blame. You must also show that the fall was the cause of your injury.

It is more likely that the insurance adjuster will claim that you were not at fault for your injury if you delay seeking medical attention after an accident.

Additional complications may arise if you have additional accidents prior to submitting a claim. There is no way to determine which fall caused your injury without proof that you were hurt before your subsequent accident.

Do Not Delay in Contacting a Slip and Fall Injury Lawyer

Your health is the most important consideration following a slip and fall accident. The second thing you should do is get in touch with a seasoned slip-and-fall attorney. Our lawyers at our Newport Beach firm are compassionate, knowledgeable and relentless in their pursuit of full and fair compensation on behalf of our clients.

 When a slip and fall accident is the result of someone else's carelessness, we can help. Free consultations are available. Contact us immediately at (949)258-6859 or fill out our contact form and we will reach out to you as soon as possible.

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