If you slip and fall on a slick floor at work or while running errands, you could suffer a wide gamut of injuries from bruises to compound bone fractures. Following a slip-and-fall accident, it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible to treat your injuries. Seeing a doctor is imperative to protect your health and can provide crucial documentation in a claim against the party responsible for your accident.
After being treated for your injuries following a slip or fall accident, it is in your best interest to contact an experienced personal injury attorney. At the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, our attorneys have over 100 years of combined experience helping slip-and-fall victims like you recover the compensation they need to cover their medical bills, lost wages, and more. When you partner with us, you can have peace of mind that your case is in the caring hands of an experienced legal professional.
Your Health Should Be Your First Priority After a Slip-and-Fall
Slip-and-fall accidents can cause blunt force trauma to several vital areas of your body and may result in life-altering injuries. Depending on the nature of the fall and how your body lands, you may not realize the severity of your injuries right away. Even if you believe you are uninjured, seeing a doctor should be your first priority following the accident. Your doctor will be able to diagnose and treat any hidden injuries accurately. Additionally, many injuries can worsen significantly over time if left untreated by a medical professional. If you begin experiencing the following symptoms, seek immediate medical attention:
- Severe or continuous pain
- Swelling or bleeding
- Loss of consciousness
- Memory loss
- Lack of coordination
- Back or neck pain
- Nausea or vomiting
- Stomach pain
These symptoms, among others, may indicate that your injury has worsened and requires immediate medical attention. To avoid an undiagnosed injury becoming more severe, seek medical attention urgently after a slip-and-fall.
Medical Records Can Serve as Essential Evidence For Your Claim
If you suffered a slip-and-fall injury on someone else’s poorly maintained property, you might have grounds for a personal injury claim. Depending on the severity of the injury, a slip-and-fall victim may require long-term medical care and time off of work. Through a personal injury claim, you may be able to recover monetary compensation to ease these financial burdens and hold liable parties responsible for their actions.
To successfully pursue a personal injury claim, you must prove that your injuries directly resulted from the other party’s negligence. Medical documentation can serve as critical evidence about the severity of your injuries, the cost of treating them, and the impact they have on your life. Some medical records that may be useful for your claim include:
- Admission forms
- Daily charts
- Diagnosis documentation
- Discharge instructions
- Diagnostic test results
- Follow up instructions
- Billing statements
When you partner with one of the skilled attorneys at the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, we will help you by collecting and sorting your medical documentation and other evidence so you can recover the compensation you need to make a successful recovery.
Discuss Your Case with an Experienced Slip-and-Fall Accident Attorney
At the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, our attorneys are committed to making New York’s complex legal process as straightforward as possible so you can focus entirely on your healing and recovery. We have a proven track record of successfully helping clients like you hold negligent parties accountable for the damages they have caused. To schedule a free consultation to discuss your case with a seasoned legal professional, call us today at (866) 924-1787 or complete our online contact form.
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