Slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere – parking lots, grocery stores, shopping malls, restaurants and numerous other places. When these accidents occur, victims can be left to deal with serious injuries that keep them in the hospital, off their feet and out of work. With medical bills piling high and no income, you could be feeling frustrated and at a loss for what to do.
Injuries are very common after a Spring Hill slip and fall or trip and fall accident. Victims of these accidents may suffer from all kinds of injuries, ranging from head injuries to broken bones and fractures. One of the most common injuries following a slip and fall accident are neck injuries, which can include everything from whiplash to a crushed vertebrae. When a neck injury, or any other injury for that matter, is caused by the negligence or carelessness of a business, the business owner can be held responsible for any damages incurred.
In some cases, symptoms of a neck injury do not present themselves immediately after an accident. In fact, the extent of these injuries may take several days to show up. That is why it is important to familiarize yourself with the symptoms associated with a neck injury. These can include:
• Neck muscle spasms
• Trouble Sleeping
• Shooting pain
• Weakness, numbness or tingling in the arm
At the first signs of any of the above symptoms, you must seek medical treatment immediately. Failing to do so could seriously worsen your injury and possibly lead to permanent damage. The best thing to do after a slip and fall or trip and fall accident is to get checked out by a medical doctor, even if you feel fine. Your health and safety should be your number one priority.
A Hernando County Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer at Whittel & Melton can help you obtain compensation for any damages caused by the negligence of a business. We can provide you with a free and confidential consultation to help determine your rights. To discuss your legal options after a slip and fall or trip and fall accident, contact us online or call 352-666-2121.