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What is the correct way of asking “how someone is doing” in case of an accident?

I've always felt that asking "are you alright?" even when someone just fell down 8 meters or got stabbed to be pretty ironic. Of course that person is not alright, that's obvious. Yet, I've ...
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How can I notice if someone is speaking with sarcasm or irony?

I ask this question from a European country; consider your answers this way. Some people are unable to differentiate serious talking, jokes, and irony or sarcasm. Specifically for the latter, as it's ...