A stairway slip-and-fall may seem like an embarrassing nuisance, but it can be much more significant than that. It is important to recognize the physical symptoms that require prompt medical treatment if you, or a loved one, fall on the stairs.
Symptoms that should never be ignored include:
- Back pain
- Ankle or foot pain
- The inability to put weight on your legs
- The inability to move or bend your arms, legs, fingers, or toes
- Pain or tenderness in your abdomen
- Bleeding that is not easily stopped
Since this blog is not intended to provide medical advice, the New Jersey and New York premises liability lawyers of Hofmann & Schweitzer recommend that you seek medical care after every fall so that a qualified medical doctor can determine whether you are injured and how best to treat you. Some injuries may not become apparent until days after your fall, but do not hesitate to seek medical treatment to prevent any needless suffering.
If you do suffer an injury from a stairway fall, please contact one of our experienced New York and New Jersey slip-and-fall lawyers for a free consultation about your potential financial recovery.