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You’ve slipped and fallen. Your body aches, but you don’t see any signs of obvious injury. Should you see a doctor?

Our Cedar Rapids personal injury attorneys say, “Yes!” There are two good reasons to see a physician after and Iowa slip and fall accident.

1. You may have hidden injuries. Iowa slip and fall accidents frequently cause injuries to the head and spine. These injuries may not show symptoms right away. In fact, a severe head injury may not be apparent until days or even a week after your fall. It’s important that you see a doctor to be screened for possible serious injuries. The doctor will check for signs of head injuries, spine injuries and internal injuries and give you a list or warning signs. If you experience any of those warnings signs, contact your doctor right away.

2. You need documentation of your injuries. Suppose you are injured. You ask the insurance company to cover your medical bills. The insurance company asks for your medical records. After looking at the medical records, they deny your claim. You didn’t seek treatment until three days after your slip and fall. The insurance company believes there could be another cause for your injuries. If you had seen a doctor right away, you would have medical evidence that your injuries were caused by the slip and fall. You may still win your claim, but your Cedar Rapids injury lawyer will have to work hard to find evidence that the slip and fall caused your injury.

Slip and fall accidents can happen at any time and in any place. They are the leading cause of emergency room visits. If you have been injured in a Cedar Rapids slip and fall accident, you may be eligible for compensation for your injuries. To learn more, please contact Hupy and Abraham at 800-800-5678.

Jason F. Abraham
Managing Partner, Hupy and Abraham
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