What Should I Do After My Slip and Fall Accident?
New York surgeons explain what you need to do
Knowing what to do after a slip and fall accident in New York can be confusing. Even knowing where to start might not be clear. Just remember what’s most important after a serious accident – your health and well-being. That’s why our experienced New York slip and fall accident doctors at Island Musculoskeletal Care (IMC Bone Doc) want to meet with you as soon as possible.
Our highly-skilled, board-certified, fellowship-trained New York surgeons have more than 100 years of combined medical experience. As a result, we know how to diagnose serious injuries sustained in slip and fall accidents. We have the knowledge and the skills to effectively treat many slip and fall injuries.
Just as important, we know how to carefully document our work since insurance companies often carefully scrutinize slip and fall accident injuries. That’s why so many people in the New York City area trust IMC Bone Doc to help them with their medical needs after their slip and fall accident.
Learn more about how we can help you. Schedule an appointment with a surgeon at one of our seven New York locations, including offices in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island. Many of our doctors have same-day appointments available. Best of all, you may be able to receive all your medical care at one, convenient location.
What you should do after your slip and fall accident
It’s important to take your slip and fall accident seriously right from the start. That’s why we strongly advise you to take the following steps to protect your health and your rights:
- Write down the exact location, date and time that your slip and fall accident took place.
- If possible and you can physically do so, take as many pictures as you can of the accident scene. If a specific hazard (uneven sidewalk, unmarked obstacle, water left on floor, etc.) caused your accident, make sure to take pictures of the hazard.
- If someone witnessed your slip and fall accident, get their full name and best phone number to contact them. That way, investigators can talk to them about what happened.
- Seek immediate medical treatment. Serious injuries demand immediate medical care.
- Make sure the doctor who examines you has experience diagnosing serious injuries.
Our board-certified and fellowship-trained surgeons at IMC Bone Doc have extensive experience diagnosing and treating serious slip and fall injuries. Best of all, each one of our seven New York offices is fully equipped with state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment, including an MRI machine in each office. That way, we can diagnose and treat you, and often perform many surgical procedures, at one convenient location.
Why is it important to document your slip and fall accident at the scene?
It’s very important to document your slip and fall accident for many different reasons. In particular, you may encounter resistance from whoever’s responsible for financially compensating you for your accident-related expenses. This could be:
- The owner of the property where your slip and fall accident occurred
- The insurance company representing the property owner where your accident happened
- Attorneys representing either the property owner or their insurance company
As we explained above, it’s important for you to personally document your slip and fall accident, but your doctor often plays an important part, as well, when it comes to documenting your injury.
Having detailed and accurate medical records documenting your slip and fall injury often plays an important role when it comes to obtaining the financial compensation you deserve for your accident. That’s because insurance companies want to know that your injury was a direct result of your slip and fall accident.
Our experienced New York surgeons and staff members at IMC Bone Doc have years of experience dealing with insurance providers. We can provide you with the medical care you need and deserve. If there are any questions from insurance companies or anyone else about your injury, we can provide them with the required documentation, if necessary.
Get the medical care you need after your slip and fall accident
Make sure you receive the medical care you need and deserve after your slip and fall accident. Contact IMC Bone Doc and schedule an appointment with an experienced New York slip and fall accident doctor at one of our seven New York locations. Many of our surgeons have same-day appointments available. We accept most forms of medical insurance and workers’ compensation insurance in New York. To make an appointment, contact us online or call us.