What Should You Do After a Slip and Fall?
Unfortunately, people often suffer slip and fall accidents. Sometimes when people slip and fall, it is through no fault of their own. Some slip and fall accidents are caused by an owner’s negligence in taking care of their property, leading to unsafe conditions, which can cause someone to fall and become seriously injured. Because of the potential severity of slip and fall accidents, there are some steps you should take to help ensure the best outcome to your case.
Here are some steps you should take following a slip and fall:
- Report the incident. It is very important that you report the accident to the appropriate person, whether it be a manager, store owner or landlord. You should ask for a written report of what happened, so there is a record of the incident. You should also request a copy of the written report before you leave.
- Seek medical treatment for any injuries sustained from the slip and fall. Your health is of the utmost importance following an accident, and seeing a doctor after an accident will help to ensure you receive the appropriate care. Seeing a doctor will also help to ensure the proper documentation of the injuries, which can be used as evidence.
- Document as much as you can. You should take pictures of where the incident occurred and any conditions that may have contributed to your fall, such as patches of ice or water spills. You should also try to collect the names and contact information of anyone that was witness to your accident.
- Avoid giving statements. Try to limit conversation with the property owner or manager after filing the report. Do not provide a statement to an insurance company, unless it has been deemed ok by your attorney. Also, do not post about the incident on social media.
- Contact an attorney for a consultation. An experienced personal injury attorney will have experience handling slip and fall accidents and be able to give you advice as to how to proceed. Because of the complexity of these cases, an attorney can help to ensure the best outcome for your case.
If you have experienced a slip and fall accident and suffered injuries from it, contact Martin Law Office, S.C. The experienced attorneys at Martin Law Office will help to ensure the best outcome for your case.