While walking through a store, you might pass by a puddle of fluid and think, “Wow, this could be dangerous.”
And then most likely you walked on. But perhaps you slipped on that puddle and fell to the floor. These kinds of situations are very common and often cause the victim to become injured. When this is caused by the negligence of a business owner, the business is liable for the damages caused.
Injuries are very common during a Gurnee slip and fall accident. One of the injuries that can cause serious complications is a neck injury. Neck injuries can include anything from whiplash to fractures.
There are instances where the symptoms are not immediately present after injuring the neck. Because of this, it is important to now the symptoms of a neck injury. Some of these symptoms include:
- Weakness, numbness and tingling of the arm
- Disturbed sleep
If you experience any of these symptoms, it is crucial that you be treated by a medical professional right away. Avoiding doing so may cause the injury to worsen and cause permanent damage. After a slip and fall accident it is important to be aware of any of these symptoms as they can arrive days after.
Your main concern after an accident should be your immediate safety. Once you have established this, it is important to seek compensation for damages caused by the negligent act of the business owner. Contact a Gurnee slip and fall attorney at Hupy and Abraham for a free consultation. Call 866-625-2299 to discuss your legal options.