I slipped at a department store. I didn't fall, but I definitely pulled muscles. I don't know if I should wait until tomorrow to see if that is all it is or if I should seek medical attention tonight. Should I go to the emergency room or should I contact the department store and ask them if they have a physician I should go to?

The answer to that question depends on what you would do if you slipped at your own house. In other words, if you need medical care and would otherwise see a doctor, then do so. If not, then don't. Also, the emergency department is for "emergencies".  If you only "pulled muscles," think twice before tying up an emergency room doctor's time.

You can also read my blog about slip and fall claims in Virginia for more information.

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