“Storm In Progress” Injuries and Medical Care
Big storms can cause a lot of damage, to both property and people, and those who seek medical treatment for injuries as a result of a storm might also be seeking coverage from a variety of insurance policies. These include medical insurance and homeowner’s insurance. Depending on where the accident occurred, an injured patient may be trying to make a “slip and fall” claim against the person who owns the property, which could affect how a doctor can provide treatment or medical advice. A fall can result in very serious injuries—broken bones, sprains, bruising, dislocation and even concussions or other head trauma—and anyone who suffers a fall should schedule a check-up with his or her doctor to confirm that everything is in working order. Trauma sustained in a fall can be hidden, and may appear only on an x-ray or after time has passed.