What To Do After A Slip And Fall Accident
An unexpected slip and fall accident can happen at anytime, even if conditions seem to be safe. The term premises liability points out that it is the responsibility of the owner to maintain safe conditions that are free from hazards. If you do happen to fall due to the negligence of the property owner, you can sue for your related expenses. It’s important to follow the outlined steps so that your case is strong enough to ensure that you get the compensation you need.
Witnesses are an important part of a this case type because they can provide a detailed account of the circumstances that caused the fall. Ask for the contact information of anyone that was at the scene so that you can provide it for the attorney. If you have your cell phone handy, take plenty of photographs that clearly show dangerous conditions, such as a spilled liquid or damaged flooring. Take notes of every single detail because it’s always better to have too much evidence than an insufficient amount.
Report the Fall
Speak with the appropriate person to make the accident and dangerous conditions known. You do not have to give an elaborate statement at this time because it is best to first talk with your lawyer.
Take Notes for Your Attorney
Keep a detailed log of the date, time, location, property owner, their insurance information, weather conditions, and even the type of shoes you were wearing. Physical evidence can be very helpful, especially the clothing you had on at the time of the incident. Always have enough information to answer to any questions that are asked so that the property owner cannot avoid taking responsibility for their neglect.
Seek Medical Attention
The slightest indication of an injury should be reported to a medical professional immediately. Take pictures if there are visible injuries, such as immediate bruising or scrapes. Winning a settlement may rely on the initial evaluation performed in the emergency room. Even if you feel that your complaints are very minor, always speak up so that there is documentation proving that it was caused by the accident.
It can be difficult to prove that a property owner is responsible for a slip and fall accident, so contact us at 800-LundyLaw as soon as possible. We begin working immediately to interview witnesses, inspect the evidence, and advise you on the next steps you should take.