After slipping and falling on someone else’s property, you might not think it’s necessary to seek immediate medical attention. After all, if you don’t feel like anything is wrong, how could you sustain any injuries? You might feel like you can just brush it off as no big deal, and continue with your day. Sadly, that’s not always the case. Falling can cause some serious injuries, and it is not something to just ignore. Even if you feel like nothing is wrong, you could have still sustained an injury. Sometimes, injuries are not apparent. This is true with any kind of event that may result in physical damage.
Why Should You Seek Medical Treatment?
For example, brain damage or internal bleeding often do not show any immediate or obvious symptoms. However, if either of these injuries are left untreated, it can result in serious, even catastrophic complications. The only way to be sure that nothing is wrong after taking a fall is to get a medical examination. This is especially true if you hit your head. Not only is this an important step to take to protect your health, but it might also be necessary should your fall be the result of someone else’s negligence. If you fail to get treatment, and your condition worsens, you could be deemed partially liable for the severity of your injuries. In turn, this would lower the potential compensation you are entitled to.
It is also important to make sure you have a paper trail, documenting your injury. You need to be able to show causation. If you wait weeks or even months, it could be close to impossible to link the liable party to the incident. However, if you seek treatment right away, it will be easy to show the link between the incident and the injuries that resulted because of it.
Have You Been in a Slip and Fall Accident?
If you were injured in a slip and fall accident due to the negligence of another party, you need help. Dealing with recovery is hard enough; let the legal issues be handled by a serious personal injury attorney. Villarreal and Begum is a local San Antonio firm that will fight to get you the compensation that you deserve. We serve clients across Texas with offices in San Antonio, Austin, McAllen, and Laredo. We are available day and night to take your calls. Call or contact us via our website. The Law Guns will fight for you.