When walking into a large retail store on a rainy day someone was rearranging the rug by the door. Unfortunately, as Joe hopped around the rug and his feet hit the slick tile floor, his feet promptly flew out from underneath him and he landed on his right hip HARD. For weeks, Joe had pain in his hip and down his leg. He didn’t know it but the fall had caused a joint in his hip and pelvis to move out of place and it was pinching his sciatic nerve.
This is only one example of someone who didn’t think he had seriously injured himself and suffered through pain and treatments that were paid out of pocket because he didn’t seek immediate medical care or legal advice.
Don’t be embarrassed.
Our experienced attorneys perform thorough investigations to the factors behind a slip and fall accident. Many people are embarrassed by the circumstance surrounding the injury and don’t realize that the circumstance may be a result of negligence on the part of the business or property owner.
First things first – take care of you!
The first thing you need to do if you suffer a slip and fall accident is seek medical treatment. Even if you think it’s just a sore hip, there could be more serious problems underlying your initial pain. Not only do you need to take care of yourself and your body, but the medical record could be helpful in securing your claim.
Next Things Next – take care of your pocketbook!
Once you have seen a medical professional and been evaluated after your injury you should contact an attorney. What seems like a minor issue may turn into weeks or months of treatment and that can become very costly. If our investigation determines that someone else may be liable for your injury, we may be able to secure a settlement that can help to pay for those costly medical bills.