One of the reasons why slip and fall injuries take place so often, is because they can happen at anytime and in most settings.
Often the result of negligence, whether by an employer, property manager, or your own; there are approximately eight million visits to an emergency room each year due to some type of related accident.
Missing or ineffective notification around slippery surfaces, wet or moist conditions, and poorly maintained walkways often contribute to someone falling without notice, causing most victims to injury their head, shoulders, wrists, and/or neck.
The Chiropractors at AICA Snellville treat dozens of patients in the immediate area. While each condition contains its own unique qualities that affect the type of treatment recommended, there are a few universal truths that every patient should be aware of.
Information on Slip and Fall Accidents
Most of the time, patients tend to believe that seeing a doctor after accidentally falling down is not necessary. This is largely because the impact and most tangible signs of damage are not immediately apparent.
The reality is that your bones, muscles, ligaments, and joints can experience significant trauma from these types of accidents. Because most people obtain some form of spinal misalignment as a result of these accidents, they also tend to suffer from pinched nerves, damage to their discs and long-term pain because the signals their nervous system is trying to deliver, aren’t able to transfer correctly.
This is why people tend to believe that they are fine, despite what’s actually happening on the inside.
Once you are examined by your Chiropractor and their team of doctors/therapists, they will be able to provide you with a comprehensive care program.
Your team will give you a complete diagnosis, appropriate documentation and your own, unique treatment plan that addresses the specific qualities of your injury.
The focus of your treatment will aim to relieve you of any pain, but to also address the root source of any conditions your accident caused to prevent relapses from taking place.
Should You Get A Lawyer?
If your injury is a direct result of another responsible party’s negligence or their lack of preparation and support, you may be entitled to coverage in the form of cash or other assets in order to take care of all related costs, lost wages, and the level of suffering you are or have had to endure.
While you should certainly contact an attorney after a slip and fall accident takes place, you need to make sure that you schedule an examination with your Chiropractor as soon as possible.
An attorney will not be effective until they have some type of documentation from a medical professional that verifies and details the extent of your injury.
The Cost of Waiting
The most common reason insurance companies refuse to cover injury claims is because of how many victims delay treatment.
Insurance companies want to see that you have made every attempt to schedule and follow up with treatment after originally being released by the Emergency Room. Our Chiropractors can diagnose and document your condition, as well as help walk you through or even take care of all communication with you insurance provider.
Schedule An Appointment Today
If you’ve recently been a victim of a slip and fall accident in Snellville, make sure you give us a call right away.
Our friendly, professional staff are trained to answer any of your preliminary questions, as well as help assist you with your insurance provider.
You can find our address on our Contact page or give us a call right now at 404.889.8826.