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Have you ever noticed a puddle while walking through a store and thought to yourself, “Hmmmm, this could be dangerous.”

Perhaps you have and just simply walked on. What would have happened if you had not noticed the puddle and slipped?  Even a simple slip can cause trauma to the neck, low back or head.

Here are some injury symptoms you should be aware of:

Weakness, numbness and tingling of the arm, hands and fingers and loss of strength indicative of a disc injury to your neck area

Weakness, numbness and tingling of the buttocks, legs, feet and toes, and loss of strength indicative of a disc injury to your back area

  • Bruising
  • Dizziness
  • Disturbed sleep
  • Nagging headaches
  • Pain
  • Stiffness
  • Loss of Range of Motion

If you experience any of these symptoms, it is very important that you be seen by a medical professional right away. Avoiding being seen and properly diagnosed by a medical professional may leave your injury to go untreated and cause the injury to worsen and cause permanent damage. After a slip and fall accident it is important to be aware of any of these symptoms as they can arrive days after.  Injuries are very common during any episode in which trauma is experienced by the body. Falling down can be very traumatic on your body.

These kinds of injuries are very common when one falls on an area that is dangerous and not properly maintained, and often cause the victim a great deal of damages and losses. When the cause of someone falling down on another’s premises is due to the negligence of a the owner of the property in failing to keep the property safe, the owner under our law can be liable in damages for needlessly causing others injuries, losses and damages that could have been prevented if the owner had taken even the most basic maintenance and cautionary steps to make their property safe.

What to Do After a Slip and Fall with Injury

Slip and fall accidents are a common occurrence, and they can result in serious injuries. If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, it is important to take steps to protect your health and your legal rights.

Here are some things you should do after a slip and fall with injury:

  1. Seek medical attention immediately. Even if your injuries seem minor, it is important to see a doctor as soon as possible. This will help to ensure that your injuries are properly diagnosed and treated.
  2. Report the accident to the property owner or manager. This should be done as soon as possible after the accident. The property owner or manager may be liable for your injuries if they were caused by a hazard on their property that they negligently failed to maintain.
  3. Take photographs of the accident scene. This includes any hazards that contributed to the fall, as well as your injuries. Photographs can be helpful in proving that the accident was caused by the property owner’s negligence.
  4. Get the names and contact information of any witnesses. Witnesses can provide valuable testimony about the accident.
  5. Keep a record of all your medical expenses. This includes doctor’s visits, hospital stays, prescription medications, and any other costs related to your injuries.
  6. Keep track of how the injuries from your fall down are impacting your daily life activities and the type of pain that you are experiencing
  7. If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, it is important to speak with an attorney as soon as possible. An attorney can help you to protect your legal rights and get the compensation you deserve.

Your main concern after an accident should be your immediate safety. Once you have established this and obtained the necessary immediate medical treatment. If the business owner is negligent in the upkeep of their property, you may bring a claim for compensation through an experienced attorney, so that you are not saddled with large medical bills, lost wages and injuries for which you should not have to bear the cost. Contact Attorney Tavis Tindall at 203-755-0018 to discuss your legal options. Tavis is an attorney, who for 26 years has specialized in successfully helping those who are injured when falling at an owner’s premises that are not maintained properly. Learn more online at https://tindall-lawfirm.com/premises-liabilityslip-fall-accidents/ or contact us to schedule your free consultation.