SLIP & FALL ACCIDENTS
WERE YOU INJURED DUE TO A SLIP & FALL ACCIDENT?
You were deep in thought when your feet slip out from under you and you land hard on a very unforgiving surface. These types of accidents, slips and falls, send people to the emergency room daily. The injured individual usually ends up paying the bill for their lapse in attention, however many times, somebody else should pay.
SLIP & FALL ATTORNEYS IN GREENVILLE, NC
Where the accident occurred and whether someone else’s negligence led to the unsafe conditions are the determining factors for slip and fall cases. If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip and fall accident, and you think you may have a case, our best advice is to call a slip and fall lawyer at Hardee, Massey & Blodgett, LLP, as soon as possible.
WHAT TO DO AFTER A SLIP AND FALL
After suffering injuries due to a slip and fall accident, you should get checked by a doctor immediately. If your injuries are severe, this seems obvious, but if you feel okay, you might neglect this critical step. Don’t shrug off your accident and not seek medical help, you may have injuries that are not visible, specifically if you bumped your head or twisted when falling, you could have a mild concussion to a spinal injury, going to bed feeling fine but waking up differently.
If you do decide to seek compensation from the party liable, having a medical record that notes your injuries can be essential to your case. So, for the sake of your health and any future compensation, seek the attention of a doctor to find out the extent of your injuries.
You should let the manager or property owner where your accident occurred know that the accident occurred and also contact a slip and fall lawyer at Hardee, Massey & Blodgett, LLP. For example. if you slipped on a spill in the grocery store, let the manager know immediately. If you fell on a patch of ice outside a friend’s apartment, let the apartment staff know about the accident. This will help establish a date and time for your accident, putting managers and ownership on notice that you intend to follow up once you have been evaluated.
If possible, you may want to document the accident, and if you are headed to the hospital, ask a friend or your attorney to take care of this step, documentation could include:
- A detailed account of the incident, noting location and any extenuating factors such as weather
- Photos of the scene
- Names and contact information from witnesses and what they saw
As soon as possible after the slip and fall accident, get in touch with a law firm that specializes in slip and fall accidents to find out what your options are. There is no charge for your initial consultation so call Hardee, Massey & Blodgett, LLP to find out if you have a case.
WHAT TYPES OF INJURIES OCCUR FROM SLIP AND FALLS
A slip and fall accident can result in a number of different injuries, ranging from mild to severe depending on when, where, and how the accident happened. You could sustain one of the following injuries or a combination of one or two:
- Soft tissue injuries, such as sprains, strains, or torn ligaments
- Head injuries, from mild concussions to traumatic brain injuries that may cause permanent disability
- Skin injuries, including cuts, scrapes, or burns
- Spinal cord injuries resulting in chronic pain, partial paralysis, or full paralysis
- Bone fractures
WHY HIRE AN ATTORNEY?
You must prove that your accident was the result of someone else’s negligence or intent to be eligible for compensation. In a personal injury case, you will likely be up against a team of attorneys representing the other party. You need someone who will look out for your best interests, someone who is a strong legal advocate and experienced in these types of cases.
If you or a loved one suffer a slip and fall accident, Hardee, Massey and Blodgett, LLP can help. We specialize in personal injury law, including slip and fall cases, and pride ourselves on helping our clients receive the fair and just compensation they may be entitled. Call us today at 252-378-2525 or by submitting our contact form to schedule your free consultation.