Common Medical Bills after a Slip and Fall

Personal Injury attorney Elissa Henry, talks about expenses after slip and fall cases

Slip and fall accidents are common accidents that often lead to exceedingly serious injuries. While the name slip and fall may not sound frightening, the resulting injuries often say otherwise. Slip and fall accidents frequently lead to broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and/or serious cuts. Any of these injuries can lead to extensive medical costs. If someone else’s negligence leaves you injured in a slip and fall accident, you need the professional legal counsel of an experienced Round Rock, Texas, personal injury lawyer on your side. 

Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and fall accidents are often the result of a property owner who fails to maintain premises that are safe for invited guests. When you head to the grocery store, for example, you certainly don’t expect to be hurt in the process of picking up a gallon of milk and a loaf of bread. If, however, the aisles or entryway are made slippery by debris, a spill, or anything else, you could end up sustaining a serious injury in a slip and fall accident. These accidents are more common than you probably realize.

Medical Expenses

Slip and fall accidents can end in nearly any kind of serious injury, and the attendant medical expenses are often significant. These expenses can include:

  1. Emergency care at the scene of the accident
  2. Emergency transportation from the scene of the accident
  3. Surgical care and aftercare  
  4. Treatment and care from doctors, specialists, and therapists
  5. Prescription medications
  6. Physical therapy
  7. Adaptive physical devices
  8. Home health care

An injury incurred in a slip and fall accident can elicit all of these medical expenses and more. 

Present and Future Medical Costs

The fact is that if you sustain a serious injury in a slip and fall accident, your immediate medical expenses may be just the beginning. Serious injuries are often slow to heal, and complications are not uncommon. For example, if your injury requires surgery, that surgery leaves you vulnerable to complications like infection. Every injury heals according to its own unique timeline, and some encounter medical setbacks along the way. Further, more complicated injuries – like a serious traumatic brain injury – can morph into a chronic condition that requires ongoing medical care.  If you’ve been injured in a slip and fall accident, it is critical that you obtain a complete picture of your medical expenses so that you can be compensated in a manner that aids your fullest recovery.

If You Have Been Injured in a Slip and Fall Accident, an Experienced Round Rock Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help

Slip and fall accidents are dangerous accidents that frequently cause serious injuries requiring extensive medical costs. Attorney Elissa Henry at Elissa I. Henry Law Firm, PLLC, in Round Rock, Texas, is committed to aggressively advocating for the compensation necessary to cover the full range of damages you’ve sustained. We’re here to help, so please don’t hesitate to contact us online or call us at (512)766-4529 for more information today.