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Treatment for Slip and Fall Injuries


Published in slip and fall accidents on August 24, 2020.

Slip and falls can cause serious injuries and unaffordable expenses for some individuals.

If you were injured in a slip and fall accident that was caused by someone else, you are entitled to compensation for your damages. An attorney can help you get the compensation you deserve.

Slip and fall injuries can often be serious and expensive injuries, yet they are highly preventable. Each year, over one million people end up in the emergency room to have slip and fall injuries treated by medical professionals. While treatment for slip and fall injuries is imperative, it is also costly, and medical bills can be concerning for many fall victims.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the average hospital cost of a slip and fall is more than $30,000. Snow-related slip and fall accidents cost between $33,000 and $48,000 on average. These costs not only devastate families, but they raise insurance costs that impact our entire society. If you or someone you love recently sustained a slip and fall due to the negligence of a property owner or caretaker, a Macon personal injury attorney can help you recover financially.

The Importance of Treatment

After a slip and fall, you should not first be concerned about how much your medical bills will be or who will pay for them. Your physical condition and health are paramount to anything else. Seek the medical care and treatment that you need, and paying these bills can be worked out later with the help of an experienced Macon personal injury lawyer. 

If you do not seek the medical treatment you need, you could make your injuries and your long-term prognosis worse. Additionally, by not being seen by a doctor or following their advice, you could have a more difficult time obtaining the compensation you need for your injuries. By getting medical treatment and following the advice of your care providers, you show those accountable for your injuries that you are indeed injured and that you are willing to do what it takes to get better. 

Types of Slip and Fall Treatments

Treatment for slip and fall injuries will depend on the types of injuries you sustain and their severity. In extreme cases, the victim might need extensive surgery for a broken hip, pelvis, or femur. Pins, plates, screws, and other surgical hardware might be used permanently or temporarily to hold fractures in place to heal. Injured parties might need antibiotics, pain medications, physical and occupational therapy, and they may need to remain off of work for weeks or even months. No matter what type or how extensive the treatment is that you require, a Macon personal injury attorney will be aggressive to obtain fair compensation on your behalf. 

Slip and Fall Injury? Call an Experienced Macon Personal Injury Attorney

At Nelson & Smith Attorneys at Law, we know the gravity of slip and fall injuries and the medical bills they cause. Our purpose is to help you seek fair compensation for these damages in a slip and fall accident. Receive your free slip and fall case review with a skilled Macon personal injury lawyer by calling (478) 746-1468 or reaching out to us online.