Daytona Beach, FL—A slip and fall accident can result in an individual suffering one or more serious injuries including, but not limited to:
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Sprains or strains
- Spinal cord injuries
- Back injuries
- Neck injuries
- Leg injuries
Each type of injury listed above is treated according to how severe it is. For instance, some medical professionals use the Glasgow Coma Scale to “assess the initial severity of a brain injury” which helps dictate the type of treatment the patient needs rendered.1 The Glasgow Coma Scale is a 15-point test, and the higher the score, the less severe the injury is.
Once a TBI has been properly categorized, a physician can then begin rendering treatment. If the TBI is considered mild, treatment might include:
- Having the patient rest.
- Over-the-counter pain relievers.
Although the Mayo Clinic says little treatment is rendered for a mild TBI, patients do need to be monitored at home and may need to return for follow-up visits with their physician. When a TBI is more severe, a patient may require immediate emergency care, medications, or surgery. Many TBI victims may also need to attend rehabilitation to “relearn basic skills such as walking or talking.”
Soft-Tissue Injury Treatment
If an individual suffered a soft-tissue injury as a result of a slip and fall, they can generally seek treatment from a doctor or even a chiropractor. If an individual suffered a strain or sprain, treatment might include2:
- Elevating the injured area
- Surgery, if the strain led to a tear in the muscle or ligament
While some fractures can be treated with a cast, others may require surgery. The type and severity of the fracture will determine what type of treatment is needed to heal a fracture.
Should a slip and fall accident victim contact a lawyer?
Speaking with a Daytona Beach, FL personal injury lawyer after a slip and fall accident can certainly put a victim’s mind at ease. Here’s why. After a slip and fall incident occurs, victims often wonder if they handled the situation properly or if they are entitled to compensation. A personal injury attorney can determine if a slip and fall accident victim is entitled to compensation and if so, what their next steps should be.
Pappas and Russell, P.A. is a personal injury law firm located in Daytona Beach that helps individuals who have been injured on public or private property exercise their right to compensation. If a slip and fall victim would like to receive a free consultation with a lawyer to discuss their case, they can contact Pappas and Russell, P.A. at 386-254-2941.
Pappas and Russell, P.A. is located at:
213 Silver Beach Avenue
Daytona Beach, FL 32118