Slip and fall accidents can occur at any time, at any place with of course, with absolutely no warning. In some cases the injuries obtained seem quite minor and in others there is severe head, neck or back trauma. Unless the slip and fall accident results in absolutely no injury at all it is always best to contact an attorney.
The reason for this is because a small and seemingly harmless injury could become worse or have lasting negative effects. For example, you may feel just fine for the rest of that day or even that week but notice the onset of headaches, neck pains or other issues later down the road as a result of an injury that was undetected or untreated.
When a person has a slip and fall accident, a full medical work up should be done on that person no matter what the circumstances are and no matter how “fine” they feel. It cannot be emphasized enough how important this really is. If there is no record of medical attention being sought and no police report on file, it is very difficult to open a claim later. In cases where some sort of unknown or unpredicted injury does ensue, people who have no documentation have much weaker cases, if any at all.
Some people are too “nice” to file a report and make a claim, thinking they will be creating a hardship on a property or business owner. This is a very noble sentiment but when it comes right down to it, will that person or organization be as kind to you should you develop long terms problems later? If you do not seek compensation, you will not get it. It is just as simple as that.
If you or a loved one has been hurt in a slip and fall accident, then do not wait to act.
Seek medical attention for your injuries, no matter how slight and then seek legal representation. We have years of experience in handling slip and fall accidents at our law firm and will be happy to sit down with you and discuss the details of your claim. Call us to set up a consultation with one of our slip and fall accident attorneys.