If you recently slipped and fell on someone else’s premises in Flagler Beach, regardless of whether you perceive your injury to be minor or severe, you are entitled to pursue certain parties for compensation if they played a role in causing the fall. The truth is, even minor injuries such as a muscle strain or fracture could develop into something more severe so not only it is important that you seek medical attention after the fall, but that you also contact Flagler Beach, FL accident attorney William B. White, Esq. who can help you determine how much compensation you are entitled to receive.
Understanding Your Injuries and Why You May Be Entitled to Compensation
There are many types of “minor” injuries a person can sustain in a slip and fall accident. Some of these include:
- Sprains. According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, a “sprain is a partial tear to the ligament and is often caused by a wrench or twist.” In most cases, a sprain might affect the ankles, knees, or wrists. Now, if the sprain worsens, and a ligament completely tears, surgery may be needed to repair the injury. If you suffered a sprain that requires surgery, it is essential that you speak with an accident lawyer in Flagler Beach, FL as you definitely will want to have the liable party cover these expenses. Not only is surgery expensive, but the care you may need after along with the time you may have to spend out of work are all worthy of being compensated for.
- Bursitis. “Bursitis “is the inflammation of the bursa, a fluid-filled sac that provides a cushion between bones and muscles or tendons. This injury can be caused by direct trauma, such as a fall and it generally affects the shoulder, elbow, knee, hip, ankle, and foot. Although bursitis can be treated with “compression, elevation, and anti-inflammatory medicine,” the injury will likely cause you to feel pain and discomfort.
- Strain. “A strain is an injury to a muscle or tendon, and is often caused by overuse, force, or stretching.” If you strained one or more parts of your body when you slipped and fell, you will likely experience discomfort until the injury heals. However, strains can turn into something more severe. The fact is, what may have started out as a strain could have developed into a tear in the muscle which then requires surgery and possibly even rehab, all of which is expensive.
So, although you may feel “fine” with just a little bit of discomfort, that doesn’t mean your injuries should be disregarded. The reality is, over time, your condition could worsen and if you fail to take any sort of action against the at-fault party, you risk your chance to do so as there is a statute of limitations set as to how long you have to file a claim.
Unfortunately, many slip and fall victims fail to become informed on what their legal rights are which then causes them to go for years with pain and suffering, and no accountability placed on the party that caused it. So, rather than make the same mistake as others and forgo your chance of receiving a significant amount of compensation that could help you cover some unexpected expenses that have arisen as a result of the fall, contact William B. White, Esq., Attorney & Counselor at Law. Not only will this attorney help you understand what your injury is worth, but he will also help you collect and preserve the evidence necessary to recover the amount you are entitled to receive.
William B. White, Esq., Attorney & Counselor at Law is located at:
712 S. Ocean Shore Blvd., Suite 105
Flagler Beach, FL 32136