17 October, 2023
Whether it’s a misstep on a slick sidewalk or an unexpected tumble down the stairs, slip and fall accidents can result in a variety of injuries. Minor injuries such as sprains, strains, and bruises are very common in these types of accidents. Even if you believe your injury is only minor, you may still be able to pursue legal action.
If you experienced a slip and fall but your injuries did not require surgery, you may be wondering whether you can still pursue legal action, and how much your claim is worth. In this article, we will answer these questions and offer practical advice for victims of slip and fall accidents without surgery. Call our team of slip and fall accident attorneys at The Barnes Firm today for a free consultation.
Slip and fall accidents can result in various injuries, each with specific implications for the victim. While some injuries may not require surgery, they can still significantly impact a person’s daily life. Here are some of the most prevalent non-surgical slip and fall injuries:
Those who have suffered non-surgical injuries in a slip and fall accident may wonder whether they still have grounds to pursue legal action. Generally, when negligence leads to a slip and fall, victims are entitled to compensation for their losses regardless of the severity of the injury. This means that you may have grounds to pursue a claim against the at-fault party if you suffered any financial or emotional damages due to a fall, whether you had surgery or not.
However, the extent and severity of these damages will likely impact the settlement amount. When injuries resulting from slip and falls require invasive procedures, the medical bills are often higher, translating to greater financial loss to the victim. This means they may be entitled to more compensation than someone whose injuries did not require surgery. Non-surgical injuries can still be severe, necessitating other kinds of medical treatments, doctor’s visits, and prescription medication, all of which present financial burdens.
Victims of slip and fall accidents are within their rights to pursue compensation for minor and severe injuries. However, when it comes to filing a slip and fall claim, it falls on the claimant and their legal representation to prove that the negligence of another party led to the accident.
Establishing negligence is one of the most important aspects of any slip and fall case, and involves demonstrating that the property owner or responsible party failed to uphold their duty of care to provide a safe environment. A thorough investigation, proper documentation, and legal expertise are key to establishing negligence and building a compelling argument for your claim.
As mentioned earlier, the severity of injuries sustained can potentially impact the settlement amount of a slip-and-fall case. However, while the absence of surgical intervention may suggest less severe injuries, non-surgical injuries can still significantly impact a person’s life and finances. For instance, sprains, strains, or minor fractures may put you out of work for weeks, translating to lost wages and possibly reduced future working capacity.
Contusions and hematomas can make it difficult to sit down or sleep without significant pain, requiring expensive prescription medications. Furthermore, pain and suffering are often included in personal injury claims, compensating victims for the physical and emotional hardships they face and financial losses.
At The Barnes Firm, our dedicated personal injury attorneys believe that non-surgical injuries resulting from a slip and fall accident should be taken just as seriously as surgical ones. If you or a loved one experienced a slip and fall accident due to negligence, you may be entitled to compensation, even if your injuries are seemingly minor. Contact our knowledgeable legal team today to find out if your case is actionable. We can answer your questions and provide invaluable insights into your legal options. Schedule your no-risk consultation by calling us today.
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