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Slip and fall accidents happen every day. Individuals can slip and fall on a wet floor, obstructed walkway, or uneven carpeting. What if the fall happens in a public place, like a retail store? Someone may want to leave as fast as possible to avoid embarrassment. However, it is important to follow these steps to protect yourself in case you have severe or long-lasting injuries.
If you are with a friend or family member, tell them to find an employee. Notify the employee immediately of the accident. If you are alone and able to get up, tell the nearest employee immediately what happened. The employee should offer assistance. If they do not, ask to speak to a supervisor. It is important that the retailer has a record of your slip and fall accident before you leave the premises. If you do not notify the store, their insurance company could potentially deny the slip and fall ever took place.
You may be in shock or slightly embarrassed after a slip and fall accident. You may want to insist that you are fine. But the truth is, falls can be serious. You may not show obvious signs of injury, but falls cause sprains, fractures, and other painful injuries that require a physician’s diagnosis. Wrist, arm, and hip fractures are among the most common injuries caused by slip and fall accidents.
Even if you just feel sore, it is crucial that you seek medical attention after a slip and fall accident. If you are immobile or feel that you have suffered a significant injury, call an ambulance to take you to the Emergency Room. If you are in a great deal of pain, it is important to seek medical care before making a sprain, fracture, or other injury worse. If you are able to walk out of the store on your own, see your doctor as soon as possible.
Going to the doctor and following up with medical care is not always convenient with our busy lives. But your health should always be a priority. Injuries left untreated can become worse, and you may be left with chronic pain. The sooner you find help, the better
When property owners fail to fix obvious slip and fall hazards, they may be liable when customers are hurt. Cherry Hill slip and fall lawyers at Folkman Law Offices, P.C. understand premises liability laws. Our team will aggressively seek compensation for medical expenses and lost wages. Call our South Jersey office today at 856-354-9444 or complete our online contact form to discuss you case today. Folkman Law has convenient offices in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, as well as Philadelphia and King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. We serve clients across Camden County, South Jersey and all of New Jersey and Pennsylvania.