Getting into a slip and fall accident can cause minor and major injuries. It all depends on the circumstances surrounding the slip and fall as well as your health status. For example, if you’re older, you’re more susceptible to bad injuries.
By learning about slip and fall injuries, you can figure out if you need representation after you’ve been injured in one.
The Most Common Slip-and-Fall Injuries
The most common injuries that occur as a result of a slip and fall include broken bones, sprained ankles and wrists, spine and nerve damage, cuts and bruises, muscle sprains, shoulder dislocation, traumatic brain injury, and knee damage. A slip and fall can be very harmful, and your injuries could last from a few days to the rest of your life if they are severe.
What to Do After a Slip and Fall
After the accident happens, collect evidence that shows that the responsible party was at fault. Take pictures of the scene, collect witness statements, and see if there were video cameras recording what happened. Report your injury to the appropriate party, like the store owner, and get the report in writing. Then, go to the hospital for treatment ASAP, and get X-rays done.
If an insurance company calls you to settle, do not accept their offer or tell them about your injuries. Instead, call a personal injury lawyer right away so you have the best chance possible of getting a settlement.
Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer
If you got into a slip and fall accident and need representation, then contact the personal injury firm Gash & Associates for help. We assist clients throughout Westchester County and we offer you a free consultation. Get in touch now at (914) 328-8800.