Slip and fall accidents don’t always seem severe. Maybe you land funny and something doesn’t feel quite right, but there is no immediate pain.
These types of accidents lead to more questions from the defendant. Insurance companies don’t want to pay out claims, and you may not even think much of your accident at first. However, injuries from slip and fall accidents can linger, even if you don’t notice any pain at first.
In some cases, your injuries will be obvious, such as if you suffer a broken bone or sprain. In more severe cases, a serious brain injury or spinal cord injury will likely be apparent as well.
However, there are some types of injuries that may not show symptoms until later. These could include:
- Neck injuries
- Back injuries
You may not notice neck and back pain, such as strains, until hours or even days after your injury. Or, you may think the pain is no big deal until it worsens over time. These types of injuries can have lasting affects if left untreated.
Concussions, in particular, can take months, or even years, to recover from. This could lead to higher medical costs and unnecessary pain and suffering.
Given the nature of so many of these injuries, you should take any slip and falls seriously. If you don’t take the proper steps to protect yourself immediately after the incident, it becomes harder to collect your losses in the long-term.